Mary Hope Simoni
Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office of the Dean
School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
110 8th Street
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Ph.D. Music Theory. 1983
Dissertation: The Computer Analysis of Atonal Music: An Application Program Using Set Theory
M.Mus. Music Composition. 1981
Thesis: In Memory of T.S. Dowd (orchestra)
Principal teachers: David Liptak and Jere Hutheson
B.Mus. Music Education. 1977
B.Mus. Music Theory and Composition. 1977
Piano Principal: Ralph Votapek
Post Doctoral Studies:
Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford, CA. 1992-1993.
Postdoctoral scholarship student of computer-assisted compositional techniques, psychoacoustics, and synthesis.
Principal teachers: John Chowning, Perry Cook, and Heinrich Taube.
City University of New York, Center for Computer Music at the Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College, NY. 1985. Postdoctoral scholarship in computer music composition. Principal teacher: Charles Dodge.
Higher Education Administration:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Dean, School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and Professor of Arts - 2011-present
Provide academic leadership for approximately 60 full-time faculty serving the departments of Arts; Cognitive Science; Economics; Language, Literature & Communication, and Science & Technology Studies. Oversee the School's operations including research administration, student services, business, and facilities with an annual operating budget of ~$16M with $3.9M in research expenditures.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Associate Dean, School of Music, Theatre & Dance - July 2004 to 2011
Developed research opportunities and strategic planning processes for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Developed and implemented electronic publication. Launched a University of Michigan record label Block M Records and provided direction for label branding, intellectual property rights management, metadata and media encoding processes, work flow management, and production standards. Initiated a school-wide laptop purchase program. Oversaw the redesign of school website and design and development of school-wide scheduling system. Oversaw software development of an integrated scheduling system to service the comprehensive needs of the School of Music. Responsible for co-curricular educational programs including Mpulse (summer high school camp), Michigan Youth Ensembles (jazz, choral, symphonic band and orchestral ensembles), and Adult Summer Workshops.
Chair, Department of Performing Arts Technology - April 1996 to June 2009
Developed and directed four interdisciplinary undergraduate curricula and one graduate curriculum designed to advance the aesthetics and techniques of emerging technologies in the arts through composition, performance, and research. Responsible for recruiting, admissions, curriculum development, academic advising, fundraising, and corporate relations. Supervised faculty and technical support staff. Chaired the 1998 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC98). Chaired the ICMC98 Commission Program resulting in world premiere performances by Symphony Band with Zeta Violin, Percussion Ensemble, and Ann Arbor Dance Works.
Director, Center for Performing Arts & Technology - September, 1994 to June 2009
Oversaw the acquisition, delivery, and management of academic and research technology products and services for the School of Music including all MIDI, digital media, and recording facilities. Liaison to high-tech corporations. Extensive fundraising and grant writing to meet Center objectives. Served on the Building Committee of the Duderstadt Center.
Director, Residence Halls Computing Program (ResComp) - September, 1986 to September, 1994
Managed the administrative, financial, technical, and human resource operations of seventeen networked computing sites equipped with six hundred microcomputers servicing 14,000 students and 300 staff. Supervised a staff of 125 professionals, technicals, clericals, and paraprofessionals. Developed, implemented, and managed assessment strategies for a dynamic non-credit peer education curriculum. Served on the Program Committee for the South Quad Information Resource Center.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Advisor, Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) Concert Council - September, 1981 to June, 1983
Responsible for all facets of concert production including contract negotiations and compliance, human resource management (union IATSE, non-union, and student work force), producer negotiations, budgeting, marketing, and promotion. Produced 10-15 concerts annually featuring artists such as Prince, Kenny Rogers, REO Speedwagon, Earl Klugh, and Spyrogyra in major Michigan State University performing arts and athletic venues. Served on the Building Committee for the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.
Assistant Director, University Housing Programs - September 1979 to June 1981
Advised student government and judiciary. Selected, trained, supervised, and evaluated undergraduate and graduate staff.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Professor of Arts, School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, 2011-present
Directed studies in electroacoustic music composition & performance
University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Professor Emerita, Performing Arts Technology, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, - 2011-present
Professor, Faculty Affiliate Design Science Program, College of Engineering - 2010-present
Professor, Performing Arts Technology - September 2005 to 2011
Associate Professor, Performing Arts Technology – September, 2000 to 2005
Assistant Professor, Performing Arts Technology - September, 1994 to 2000
Developed and taught courses in the media arts, electroacoustic composition, algorithmic composition (Max/MSP, LISP, and Common Music), multimedia composition, digital sound synthesis & signal processing (Csound, Logic and ProTools), performance systems (microcontrollers), record label production, and the business of music. Interdisciplinary curriculum development for two Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees (Music Technology and Media Arts), a Bachelor of Science degree (Sound Engineering), and a Master of Arts degree (Media Arts). Developed and coordinated Music Engineering seminar series. Faculty advisor to course in Principles of Virtual Reality. Faculty mentor to Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
Director, Performing Arts Technology Camp, Summer - 2000-2006
Directed middle and high school music technology camps designed to enhance composition and performance practice using technology.
Lecturer and Curricular Consultant, School of Music - September, 1990 to May, 1994
Developed and taught courses in digital sound synthesis and algorithmic composition. Assisted in the curricular design of B.Mus., Music Technology.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Teaching Assistant, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) - Summer, 1993
Assisted CCRMA faculty in the instruction of digital sound synthesis, automated compositional systems, LISP, and the Internet.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Departmental Associate (Professor), Music Synthesis - December, 1985 to June, 1986
Developed and taught courses in the newly created Music Synthesis Department. Courses included analog, digital, and hybrid synthesis systems.
Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI
Instructor, Music - September, 1981 to December, 1985
Taught theory, sight singing, ear training, piano, composition, and music history. Curriculum development and course design in digital sound synthesis, computer-assisted analysis, and composition. Developed and implemented faculty
Instructor, Computer Science - September, 1981 to December, 1985
Taught engineering concepts and programming languages. Departmental Course Coordinator responsible for developing and standardizing instructional materials for Computer Science faculty. Designed, authored, and implemented computer-assisted instructional software for music theory.
Lansing Public Schools, Lansing, MI. Mt. Hope Elementary. Taught K-8 general and vocal music.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Instructor, School of Education - September, 1981 to June, 1983
Taught leadership skills to undergraduate Education majors.
Saginaw Catholic Schools, Saginaw, MI
Music Director - September, 1977 to June, 1979
Directed elementary, middle, and high school instrumental and vocal ensembles at St. Mary's Cathedral School (K-12), St. Stephen's School (K-12), and St. Helen's School (K-8).
New Musical Instruments with Haptic Force Feedback Interface, Grant Opportunities [Collaborative Spaces], Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2009-present
Internet Publication: The Production, Delivery and Dissemination of Media-Rich Scholarly and Creative Research, Office of the Provost, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2004-2007
Chair of a multidisciplinary committees of faculty and staff from the School of Music, University Libraries, and the Duderstadt Center pursuing issues of internet publication of scholarly and artistic content including intellectual property rights, media capture and presentation, process flow among complex organizational and technological systems, and electronic commerce.
MusEn: A joint research program between the School of Music and College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1994 - present
Co-Director and Co-Founder with Professor Gregory Wakefield, College of Engineering. Research in automated music transcription, music information retrieval, musical signal visualization, and theoretical and analytical models for electro-acoustic music.
ResComp Research: A joint research program between Student Affairs and the Institute of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1988-1992
Chair, Multi-variant longitudinal research program that studied the use of technology by undergraduate residence hall students and staff.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Office of the Provost, Non-Traditional Educational Programs Task Force (2009-present)
Office of the Provost, University Accreditation Team (2009-present)
School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Chair (ex-officio) Faculty Research Committee (2008-present)
University Libraries, Scholarly Publications Advisory Group, 2007-present
Office of the President, North Campus Planning Committee, 2005-present
Office of the Provost, Dean's Search Committee, 2004-2005
Office for the Vice President for Research
Research Associate Dean Committee member and Research and Scholarship in the Arts member 2005-present
Conflict of Interest & Conflict of Commitment Committee
Rackham Graduate School, Executive Board, Elected Member for Humanities and the Arts, 2006-present
School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Performing Arts Study, 2005-2006
Lead author of study researching physical plant and space utilization to substantiate program statement for new construction.
School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Master of Arts, Media Arts Program Committee, 1998-present
Chair of a committee of faculty from College of Engineering, Art & Design, and Music engaged in the design and delivery an interdisciplinary graduate program in the media arts.
School of Music and Information Technology Central Services Partnership, 1994-2002
Co-Director. Reviewed and administered instructional technology grants to faculty. Initiated programs in audio streaming via the WWW and non-credit courses in music technology.
Research Computing Advisory Council, 1994-1999
Member of a cross-campus advisory council to the Vice-President for Research. Assisted in strategic planning for university-wide information technology resources.
Creative Arts Advisory Council, Chairperson, 1995-1999
Chair of a multi-disciplinary faculty advisory team to the Duderstadt Center leadership. Faculty representatives from Engineering, Art & Design, Music, Architecture & Urban Planning, and the Film Video Program advised Duderstadt Center leadership on resource acquisition and policy development for the Audio Studio, Video Studio, Electronic Music Studios, and Project Studios.
Interdisciplinary Virtual Reality Advisory Group, 1995-1999
Member of a faculty advisory committee to the Duderstadt Center leadership regarding development of virtual reality programs.
Academic Computing Advisory Council, 1996-1997
Member of a cross-campus advisory council to the Provost. Assisted in strategic planning for the development and deployment of technology to enhance pedagogy and instruction.
Invention & Creativity Living-Learning Council, 1996-1998
Co-chair, advisory committee to Student Affairs. Co-authored a proposal to initiate a living-learning program in Bursley Residence Hall.
Apple Learning Initiative, 1998-2002
Initiated WWW audio streaming services using QuickTime to support course
Selected Publications (* following the entry indicates refereed or invited publication or presentation):
Simoni, M (2011). "Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound" by Tara Rodgers. The Computer Music Journal 35(3). *
Simoni, M. and K. Fosdick (2010). "Acoustic Communication and Compositional Technique" by Barry Truax. The Computer Music Journal 34(2). *
Simoni, M. (2008). Invited book chapter "Toward the Gender Ideal" for "Oxford Handbook of Computer Music and Digital Sound Culture," Roger Dean, editor, Oxford University Press. *
Simoni, M. and B.A. Younker (2008). "Project Lovelace: Teenage Girls and Technology Based Composition." International Computer Music Conference, Belfast, N. Ireland, International Computer Music Association. *
Simoni, M. (2007). "Rodney Waschka II: Saint Ambrose." The Computer Music Journal 31(3). *
Simoni, M., director (2007) "Studio Report Center for Performing Arts & Technology". The Computer Music Journal DVD Volume 31.
Simoni, M. "Stop, Look, and Listen" eContact, 8(2). Communications of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, December 2005. *
Simoni, M. et al. Invited panelist. International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona, Spain. September, 2005.*
Simoni, M. (2005). Invited panelist. Feminist Theory and Music Conference, New York University, New York. June, 2005.*
Adams, N. H. and M. Simoni. "Visualization of Electroacoustic Music." Invited paper for the 2005 National Conference of the Society of Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States.*
Hinkle-Turner, E. (2003). "Simoni, Mary." Crossing the Line: Women Composers and Music Technology, Ashgate Press.
Simoni, M. (2003). "Project Lovelace: Unprecedented Opportunities for Music Education." Organised Sound 8(1): 57-60.*
Burns, K. (2002). "Music Technology." Women and Music in America since 1900: An Encyclopedia, Greenwood Press. 2. Featured composer.
Simoni, M. (2002). "Bright Air/Brilliant Fire." The Computer Music Journal 24(4).*
Simoni, M. (2002). "Priscilla McClean." Women and Music in America Since 1900: An Encyclopedia. K. Burns, The Oryx Press.*
Simoni, M. (2002). "Daria Semegen." Women and Music in America Since 1900: An Encyclopedia. K. Burns, The Oryx Press.*
Simoni, M., Schattle, E. (2002). "Collaboration Software for Music Analysis." 2002 International Computer Music Conference, Goteburg, Sweden, International Computer Music Association.*
Alamkan, C., Birmingham, W., Simoni, M. (1999). "Stylistic Structures: An Initial Investigation into the Stochastic Generation of Tonal Music." Ann Arbor, University of Michigan.
Simoni, M. (1999). "Interdisciplinary Research Strategies." Wiesner Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.*
Simoni, M. (1999). "Profiles of Determination." The Computer Music Journal 22(4): 19-28.*
Simoni, M. et al (1999). "The Sonification Report: Status of the Field and Research Agenda." International Conference on Auditory Display commissioned by the National Science Foundation.*
Simoni, M., Broening, B., Rozell, C., Meek, C., and Wakefield, G. (1999). "A Theoretical Framework for Electro-acoustic Music." 1999 International Computer Music Conference, Beijing, China, International Computer Music Association. *
Sterian, A. Wakefield, Simoni, M. (1999). "Model-Based Musical Transcription." 1999 International Computer Music Conference, Beijing, China, International Computer Music Association.*
Simoni, M. (1998). "Gender Issues in Music Technology." College Music Society, Puerto Rico. *
Daida, J., Simoni, M. (1997). "Creating Listener-Adaptive Environments for Data Sonification." Washington, DC, National Science Foundation.*
Simoni, M. (1997). "Diane Thome's Palaces of Memory." Women of Note Quarterly 5(1).*
Simoni, M. (1997). "Physical Modeling Synthesis: History and Pedagogy." The Resource Guide for Music Educators 3(2). *
Simoni, M. (1996). "Diane Thome's Palaces of Memory." Array: Communications of the International Computer Music Association.
Simoni, M. (1996). "Multimedia: A New Venue for Artistic Expression." Michigan Academician 28(3).*
Simoni, M. (1996). "The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers." The Computer Music Journal 20(3).*
Simoni, M. (1996). Invited CD Reviews, Electronic Music Foundation. http://www.emf.org.*
Wakefield, G., Simoni, M. (1996). "Exploring Instrument Constancy Through A New Method for the Design of Synthetic Instruments." 1996 International Computer Music Conference, Hong Kong, International Computer Music Association.*
Pielemeier, W. J., Wakefield, G., and Simoni, M. (1995). "Time Frequency Analysis of Musical Signals." The Institute for Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Proceedings 84(9): 1216-1230.*
Simoni, M. (1995). "A Survey of Gender Issues is Computer Music and Strategies for Change." 1995 International Computer Music Conference, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada, International Computer Music Association.*
Simoni, M. (1995). "Interdisciplinary Media Arts Teams at the Undergraduate Level." The Society for Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States, Ithaca, NY.*
Simoni, M. (1995). "A Tutorial on the Application of Artificial Intelligence to Music." The Society for Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States, Ithaca, NY.*
Simoni, M. (1995). "Curriculum Development in the Media Arts." The National Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.*
Simoni, M. (1994). "Orchestrating Change: A Cultural Revolution Through Technology." The National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, Dallas, TX.*
Simoni, M. (1993). "State of the Art: Technology and the Performing Arts." Information Technology Digest of the University of Michigan. Vol. 3.*
Simoni, M., Crawford, D. (1993). "Computer Music Studies." The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. A. Kent. New York, M. Dekker.*
Simoni, M. (1990). "Networking in Residence Halls: Participation and Impact." The Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.*
Simoni, M. (1989). "Operational Issues of Residence Hall Computing Programs." Educom, Ann Arbor, MI.*
Simoni, M. (1987). "The Use of the Computer as a Compositional Tool." Women in Music, Buffalo, NY.*
Simoni, M. with Roger B. Dannenberg. (in progress). Algorithmic Composition: A Guide to Composing Music with Nyquist. University of Michigan Press (forthcoming).
Simoni, M. and Dowd, S. (2010). Questions Which Tempt the Sleeper. A musical play in one act.
Simoni, M. (2006). Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic Music. New York: Taylor and Francis Group.
Simoni, M. (2003). Algorithmic Composition: A Gentle Introduction to Music Composition using Common LISP and Common Music. Initial contract with The MIT Press was transferred to University of Michigan Scholarly Publishing Office.
Simoni, M. (1998). Proceedings of the 1998 International Computer Music Conference. San Francisco, CA: The International Computer Music Association.
Kingsley, L. and Simoni, M. (1997). LifeDance. A screenplay . Writers Guild of America Registry.
Compact Discs, CD-ROMs & DVDs:
Simoni, M. and Dowd, S. (2010). Questions Which Tempt the Sleeper. A musical play in one act.(forthcoming).
Helton, C. (2010). Voices of the Holocaust. Ann Arbor, MI: Block M Records. Producer.
Simoni, M. with SILK (2006). A Christmas Cantata. Libretto by E.C. Fesl. Pennsauken, NJ: SILK. Producer.
Simoni, M. (2001). The International Computer Music Association Commission Awards, 1997-99. Baton Rouge, LA, Centaur Records. Producer.
Simoni, M. (2000). Alternating Currents. "Doxology." Baton Rouge, LA: Centaur Records. Producer and Composer.
Simoni, M. and Marchant, J. (1998). Cyberquilt. "Emma Speaks." San Francisco, CA: International Computer Music Association.
Simoni, M. (1998). Songs for the Journey. "Mass of Miracles." Producer and Composer.
Simoni, M. (1997). Cocks Crow, Dogs Bark: New Compositional Intentions. "Eulogy." San Francisco, CA: Leonardo Music Journal.
Simoni, M. (2000-present). International Computer Music Association Representative Editor. Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom: Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music Technology.
Selected Compositions and Performances (* following the entry indicates a juried or curated performance):
Giggles for Soprano, Piano, Bass, Mandolin, Synthesizer & Drums. 2011
Recorded performance by Kimberly Dolanski, Mary Simoni, Tim Flood and Jeremy Edwards
April, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Performed by Kimberly Dolanksi, Jonathan Greene, and Joshua Osburn
April, 2012 Troy, NY
Arme Arirang for Clarinet and iPad. 2010
Performed by Cecilia Kang
April, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI
Performed by Jonathan Greene
April, 2012 Troy, New York
Piano Trio (violin, cello, piano and two laptops). 2009-10
ONCE. MORE Festival, November, 2010
Michigan Chamber Players (1st movement), February, 2009
Fuga Nervosa (stereo playback). 2010
Performances in New York City, France, England, Germany, Canada and Slovenia in 2010 *
Performance in New York in 2012
De Profundis (soprano and piano). 2007
Performed by Doris Kosmicki
2008, 2009. 2010 Pinckney, MI
Performed & Recorded by Kimberley Dolanski
April, 2012 Troy, NY
Connemara (piano and electronics). 2005
Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, April, 2012
Third Practice Festival, Richmond, VA, November, 2011 *
Furman University, Greenville, SC, October, 2011
International Computer Music Conference, New York, NY, June, 2010 *
Society for Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States National Conference, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, March, 2007*
Windsor Art Gallery, March 2006*
WDET-FM Detroit Public Radio, March 2006
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Regional Concert, University of Michigan, November, 2005.
International LISP Conference, Invited Composer. Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, June, 2005*
Columbia University, June, 2005*
Fly Far (double bass and electronics). 2004
"Voices on the Edge," California State University, Fullerton, March 2006*
WDET-FM Detroit Public Radio, March 2006
Columbia University, June, 2005*
Society of Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States National Conference, Ball State University, April, 2005*
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Regional Concert, University of Michigan, November, 2004
Pane (4-channel sound or 5.1 DVD). 2004
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, University of Oregon, March, 2006 (DVD version)*
Bluffton University (DVD version), February 2006*
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Regional Concert, University of Michigan, November, 2005 (DVD version)
International Computer Music Conference, University of Miami, 2004*
Hearing Voices Festival, California State University, Fullerton, March, 2004*
Third Practice Festival, University of Richmond, 2004*
Ideas Festival, Indiana University, April, 2004*
Electronica Microfestival, University of Michigan, March, 2004*
Canticle of Tobias (SATB, organ, brass and percussion). 2003 (commission)
Diocese of Lansing repertoire, 2003-present
Dedication of a Church and Altar, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Diocese of Lansing, May, 2003
Annaghmakerrig (piano and 2-channel sound) 2001 (commission)
Windsor Art Gallery, March 2006
Ball State University, January, 2005*
Society of Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States. National Electro-Acoustic Music Month, University of Michigan, November, 2003
Duo Runedako, piano duo, University of Michigan, March, 2003*
Third Practice Electro-Acoustic and New Media Arts Festival, University of Richmond, November, 2002*
Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, Ireland, May, 2001*
Doxology (2-channel sound). 2000
Philadelphia Museum of Art, October, 2009
Martian Gardens, WMUA 91.1 FM, Amherst, MA, April, 2004
Hearing Voices: Enlistening the Future, California State University at Fullerton, March, 2004*
Between Earth and Sky, Temple University, April, 2003*
Stitch (film score for piano, flute, cello and computer) 1999 (commission)
Mass of Miracles (piano, SA, guitar, flute) 1998
WDEO AM 990, Radio Interview, June, 1998*
Diocese of Lansing repertoire, 1998-present
Eulogy (2-channel sound) 1996
Inner Voices, California State University at Fullerton, March, 2007*
WGDR FM 91.1, November, 2000
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, November, 1998*
International Computer Music Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, September, 1997*
Suite for Electronic Oboe (oboe and effects unit) 1995 (for Harry Sargous)
Portland State University, March, 1996
University of Michigan, February, 1996
Emma Speaks (interactive media). 1995
International Computer Music Conference, Hong Kong, August, 1996*
Media Union Dedication, June, 1996*
President's Weekend, University of Michigan, 1995
Death Dance (piano duet , computer & MIDI controller, or piano and computer) 1993
Duo Runedako, University of Michigan, March, 2003
Duo Runedako, Furman University, 1997
Duo Runedako, Central Michigan University, 1996
Duo Runedako, Heritage Chamber Society, Greenville, SC, 1996
Collage Concert, University of Michigan, January, 1995*
State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 1993*
Toon (computer-based multimedia exploration of musical temperament) 1991
Mills College, 1991*
In Memory of T.S. Dowd (orchestra). 1983
Okemos High School Orchestra, April, 1984
Recrudescence (symphonic band). 1981
Michigan State University Symphony Band, 1982*
To Sylvia (piano), 1979
North Texas State University, 1985
Lansing Community College, 1984
Michigan State University, 1980
State University of New York, Buffalo, 1979
Sutie for Unaccompanied Violin, 1972
Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, April, 2012
Appearances as a Guest Composer or Pianist:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2012 (composer and pianist)
Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts, Newbliss, Ireland, 2011 (composer)
SUNY Stoneybrook, 2010 (composer and pianist)
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, 2007 (composer and pianist)
University of Oregon, 2006 (composer)
Windsor Art Gallery, 2006 (composer and pianist)
Ball State University, 2005 (composer and pianist)
Stanford University, 2005 (composer and pianist)
Columbia University, 2005 (composer and pianist)
National University of Singapore,2002 (pianist)
New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green State University via teleconference , 2002 (composer)
University of Richmond, VA, 2001 (composer and pianist)
Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 2001 (composer)
Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Arts, Newbliss, Ireland, 2001 (composer)
Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany, 2000 (pianist)
June in Buffalo Festival, Buffalo, NY, 1996 (composer and pianist)
International Computer Music Conference, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada, 1995 (composer)
June in Buffalo Festival, Buffalo, NY, 1979 (composer and pianist)
Doctoral and Master's Committees:
Alexander, Rob. Ph.D. Design Science (in progress)
Zyskowski, Collin. M.A. Media Arts (2010).
Alexander, Rob. M.A. Media Arts (2009)
Fienup, David. M.A. Media Arts (2009)
Hill, Alvin, Jr. M.A. Media Arts (2009)
Sullivan, Timothy, Ph.D. Music Theory & Composition (2008)
Kuhner, Russell. The Preserver. MA Media Arts Installation (2007)
Adams, Norman H. "The Binaural Display of Reverberant Space Using MIMO State-Space Systems" Ph.D. dissertation (2007)
Flood, Timothy. The American Transhumanist Society. M.A. Media Arts Performance (2006)
Richman, Jacob. Three Yiddish Lullabies. M.A. Media Arts Performance (2006)
Veomett, Angela. Chernobyl Generation. M.A. Media Arts Performance (2006)
Colin Meek, "Modeling Error in Query-by-Humming Music Information Retrieval Systems" Ph.D. dissertation (2003).
Michael Hopkins, "A Comparative Study of the Effects of Computer-Based Expository and Discovery Methods of Instruction for Fostering Aural Recognition of Musical Concepts" Ph.D. dissertation (2001).
Andrew Sterian, "Model-Based Segmentation of Time-Frequency Images for Musical Transcription" Ph.D. dissertation (1999)
Claude Alamkan, "The Stochastic Analysis and Generation of Tonal Music" M.Eng. thesis (1999)
Rowena Guevera, "Modal Distribution of Piano Analysis and Synthesis" Ph.D. dissertation (1997)
Grants and Fellowships:
Office for the Vice President for Research (2010-2013) $60K for Faculty Block Grant Program
Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Opportunities Program (2011) $2K
Center for Educational Outreach (2009) $5K for Detroit Outreach activities
Office of the Provost (2007) $684K for renovation of the Electronic Music Studios (in progress)
Rackham Graduate School (2007) $4K for graduate student summer stipends
Knight Foundation (2006) $20K "Technology Based Musical Creativity in Teenage Girls" with Professor Betty Anne Younker (in progress with the Neutral Zone and Ypsilanti Public Schools)
Office of the Provost (2005) $860K for renovation of the Audio Studio.
Office for the Vice-President for Research (2004-2007) $150K
Rackham/CARAT Fellowship (2004-05) $27.9K
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning ($300)
Information Technology Partnership (2002) $17K
Office for the Vice-President for Research (2002) $22K
Rackham/CARAT Fellowship (2001-02) $31K
National Science Foundation, ITR Program: Music Information Retrieval (2000) $1.7M
College of Engineering-MusEn (1999-2002) $150K
IBM SUR Grant (1999) $13K
Yamaha Corporation, Pro Audio Division (1999) $7K
Office for the Vice-President for Research (1998-2001) $78K
Information Technology Division, Real Audio Pilot Grant (1998-99) $50K
Rackham Interdisciplinary Institute (1998) $7K
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (1998) $2K
MIT Press (1998) $3K
Radius Corporation (1997) $3K
Year of the Humanities (1997) $5K
Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching (1996) $5K
Apple Computer, Inc., World-Wide Partnership Program (1996) $12K
School of Music Faculty Research Fund, University of Michigan (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001) $18K
Korg, USA (1995) $5K
Presidential Initiative Fund, University of Michigan (1995-98) $240K
IBM, (1989) $225K
Apple Computer, Inc., (1987) $380K
IBM (1987) $285K
Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (1985) $2K
Vox Novus Athena Mix for Fuga Nervosa. 2010
Vox Novus Composition Award for Fuga Nervosa. 2010
Exemplary Team Award. Internet Publication Task Force, Chair. 2006
Medal Laureate. Computerworld Honors Program. Media, Arts and Entertainment. 2002
Simoni Service Award, namesake. ResComp, University of Michigan. 2001
Prize in Composition for Death Dance. ArtNET Virtual Museum, 1993
Visiting Scholar. Mills College, Oakland, CA 1990-1991 - One of eleven scholars selected nationally to pursue research in the application of multimedia technology to pedagogy in the liberal arts. Authored software that facilitated the exploration of historical and experimental musical temperaments using real-time DSP sound synthesis that integrated digitized images and video.
Membership and Service in Professional Organizations:
International Computer Music Association (ICMA), San Francisco, CA
Board of Directors (1994-2004)
President (2000-2004) and Publications Coordinator (1996-2000). Established Endowment Program and implemented e-commerce system for membership dues. Oversaw international conferences during periods of international unrest (Cuba, September, 2001 post September 11th attacks and Singapore, October, 2003 post SARS epidemic). Oversaw transition to full-paper submission and web-based peer review for annual publication of the Proceedings of International Computer Music Conference. Negotiated and administered contracts with the University of Miami, the National University of Singapore, Gšteborg University, the Instituto Cubano de la Mœsica, Berliner Kulturberanstaltungs, Suvisoft Corporation of Finland, the Edith and Eric Siday Charitable Foundation, Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers of The Netherlands, and ICMA Commission recipients. Implemented fully-searchable password-protected web-based publication of the Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (1997-present). Established ISBN system for ICMA Publications.
Society of Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States (SEAMUS). San Jose, CA
College Music Society. Committee on Music, Women, and Gender (1998-2000), Missoula, MT
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). New York, NY
Pi Kappa Lambda. National Music Honorary Society
Consulting & Reviews:
American University, Washington, DC
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Austrian Science Foundation, AUSTRIA
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Butzel Long, Attorneys and Counselors
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Canadian Innovation Foundation, Toronto, CANADA
Central Missouri State, Warrensburg, MO
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Deaf Performing Artists Network, Detroit, MI
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Edinboro State College, Edinboro, PA
Eric and Edith Siday Charitable Foundation
Flint School for the Performing Arts, Flint, MI
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology, HONG KONG
Impression 5 Science Museum, Lansing, MI
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Journal of New Music Research, UNITED KINGDOM
Lansing Arts Gallery, Lansing, MI
Lansing Matinee Musicale, Lansing, MI
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
McGill University, Montreal, CANADA
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
National Peace Foundation, Washington, DC
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
New York University, New York, NY
Northwestern State University, Alva, OK
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
President's Council Curriculum Review
Queen's University, Belfast, N. IRELAND
Sage Publications, Thousand Islands, CA
Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, MI
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Newbliss, IRELAND
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
United States Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, OH
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UNITED KINGDOM
University of Miami, Miami, FL
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
University of Texas, Austin, TX
University of Windsor, Windsor, CANADA
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Habitat for Humanity, Jackson, MI. 2009-present. Grant writer.
St. Mary's Parish, Pinckney, MI. 1995-present. Pianist, organist and ensemble director. Served on the Project Management & Building Team and oversaw the construction of a $10M facility. Developed the program statement for music programs and determined sound system requirements. Oversaw the selection of the acoustical consultant and sound system engineer.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International. 1991-present. Participated in annual fundraising campaigns.