Mary Hope Simoni

 

 

Business:                      

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of the Dean

School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

110 8th Street

Troy, NY

12180

 

Vox: 518.276.6575

Fax: 518.276..4871

E-Mail: msimoni@rpi.edu

URL: msimoni.com

 

Education:

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.

 

Teaching:

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).

 

Interdisciplinary Research:

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.

Service:

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

Co-director. Initiated WWW audio streaming services using QuickTime to support course instruction.

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.*

 

Books:

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.

 

Journal Editor:

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

 

Awards:

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, Gteborg University, the Instituto Cubano de la Msica, 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

 

Volunteerism:

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.