Here's what I did at SIGGRAPH this year

Full Day Course
Physically Based Parametric Sound Synthesis and Control

This tutorial on models and techniques for parametric digital synthesis of sound focuses on well-founded methods and techniques for synthesis of real-world interactive sound effects, using parametric computational models. Demonstrations illustrate the use of real-time sound synthesis and control.

Attendees should be familiar with basic physics, audio sampling and quantization, and the relationship between the time (waveform) and frequency (spectrum) domains.

Sound in the time domain (the wave equation); Eigenmodes and spectral models; sines+noise, sines+noise+transients, and modal models; pseudo-physical control of spectral models, one-dimensional and two-dimensional physical models (waveguides); friction, particle models, wavelets, and granular models; statistical models and hybrids.

Perry Cook
Princeton University

Check out the course notes here.