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Roger B. Dannenberg

Professor of Computer Science, Art & Music
Carnegie Mellon University

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

Master of Science in Computer Science
Master of Science in Music and Technology

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Newsicon says new

  • Oct 30, 2018 The Mother of Fishes, (opera), performance in Puebla, Mexico, by ITESM.
  • Nov 11, 2018 Performance by Kamraton: (one of) “12 Miniatures on Gertrude Stein.”
  • Dec 1, 2018 The Edgewood Symphony Edgewood Symphony Christmas Concert with Rutter's Gloria, Walter Morales, conducting.
  • May 25, 2018 Science Friday on AI, Robots, and Music.
  • Old "news"...

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