I'm a music composition student also getting a minor-plus-some in computer science. I love writing music and making sound effects and want to write music for games. But, I also realize everyone and their mother wants to do that. With that in mind, and since I'm already equally in love with programming, I'm interested in looking at focusing some aspects of the computer science portion of my education towards audio implementation for games.
What I've done/am doing:
Wrote "MusicManager" classes that are aware of musical timings and a small amount of automated mixing based on game events
Reading Who is Fourier? as I work my way toward understanding Fourier analysis and implementing the FFT
Learning FMOD Designer and using the designer API in a game (of course not taking a class specifically on this, I'm good for learning APIs on my own)
With that background, I've got a two-part question.
So aside from the things I list above, and the good ole fundamentals of computer science (data structures and algorithms, discrete math, OO/structured design), what are studios looking for in audio programmers?