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Roger B. Dannenberg

Professor of Computer Science, Art, and Music
Carnegie Mellon University

Office: 7003 GHC, 412-268-3827
Fax: 412-268-5576
Email: rbd at
Assistant: Christina Contreras

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  • May 13, 2017 Edgewood Symphony concert, Katz Performing Arts Center, John Wilson's arrangement of Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Lady for full orchestra, Roger Dannenberg, trumpet soloist (and other American music), 7:30pm
  • Apr 30, 2017 CMU Laptop Orchestra performance, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 3pm.
  • Apr 28, 2017 The Variety Show, performing an excerpt of new opera "Endangered Languated, Endangered Cultures, Endangered Ideas" by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, 7pm.
  • Mar, 2017 NYU Abu Dhabi Rhythm Workshop
  • Feb 9, 2017 Wallace's Tap Room, 123 N. Highland Ave. Bartlett Street (Jazz Quartet), 7-9pm.
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Courses Taught

Research Interests

  • Computer Music: sound synthesis, interactive performance systems, music representation, music understanding.
  • Real-Time and Multimedia Systems: especially the problems of constructing reliable, modular, complex interactive systems.
  • Computer-Based Instruction: using Instructional Design concepts and Multimedia for practical, large curriculum, effective instruction systems.
  • Research description from the CMU CSD Faculty Research Guide


True story:

In Pittsburgh called to interview me. At one point the reporter asked if “Roger Dannenberg, trumpeter” would be right, and I said “trumpeter, composer, computer scientist, whatever you want.” The reporter got excited, ”ooh, I like that, ‘trumpeter, composer, computer scientist’. They may edit out ‘computer scientist’ but I'll put it in anyway.”

roger "dot" dannenberg "at" cs "dot" cmu "dot" edu