The students in the Experimental Sound Practices Program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from all over the US and the world.

They have backgrounds in both instrumental and electronic music, some come with media art backgrounds, from online (business) or previous studies in computer science.

A number of students come to the program from other areas in the arts - writing, visual arts, and theater.

The ESP Program encourages students to try new approaches, develop diverse skills, take classes and learn from other disciplines.