Mary H. Simoni

Professor Emerita of Theatre & Drama


Mary Simoni, former associate dean for research & community engagement, has done post-doctoral studies at the Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, the City University of New York Center for Computer Music, and the Mills College Electronic Music Studios. She has taught at the Berklee College of Music, Stanford University, Michigan State University, and Lansing Community College.

Her music and multimedia works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and widely 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 a recipient of the Computer World Honors Award for her work in digital music information retrieval.

Professor Simoni has appeared as a pianist using live electronics at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States and the International Computer Music Association, of which she is a past president. She has authored the books A Gentle Introduction to Algorithmic Composition, published by the University of Michigan, and Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic Music, published by Routledge. The Knight Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs have funded her research.