Mary Simoni is a composer, pianist, author, and consultant. She is currently the Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Professor Emerita, Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan.
Her music and multimedia works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States and have been recorded by Centaur Records, the Leonardo Music Journal published by the MIT Press, and the International Computer Music Association. She is the recipient of the Prize in Composition by the ArtNET Virtual Museum and semi-finalist for the American Prize in Composition-Chamber Music. Her music is frequently recognized by Vox Novus.
She has authored several books, “Algorithmic Composition: A Guide to Composing Music with Nyquist”co-authored with Roger Dannenberg and published by the University of Michigan; and “Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic Music” published by Routledge. She is a Medal Laureate of the Computer World Honors Award for her interdisciplinary research in digital music information retrieval.