Ph.D. Music Composition, The University of Iowa, 2015
M.A. Music Composition, The University of Louisville, 2010
B.A. Music Theory and Composition, Butler University, 2008


Jason Palamara specializes in the development of machine learning-enabled performance technologies for music and artificial intelligence-related music software. He is the founder and director of the IU Indianapolis DISEnsemble (Destructive/Inventive Systems Ensemble) and leads the Machine Musician Lab. With his creative partner, percussionist-composer Scott Deal, he designed the AVATAR, an application that uses machine learning to play along with live improvisation.

Palamara's areas of expertise are in musical AI and music and audio technologies. His interests include music composition, music for dance, improvisation, and generative music.