Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Roger Dannenberg

Dr. Roger Dannenberg

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Art & Music

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Roger B. Dannenberg is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Art & Music. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. He is internationally known for his research in the field of computer music and for Audacity, the widely used audio editor, which was created by Prof. Dannenberg at CMU. His current work includes live music performance with artificial computer musicians, interactive media, high-level languages for sound synthesis, and automatic composition.  Prof. Dannenberg is also a trumpet player and composer. He has performed in concert halls ranging from the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem to the modern Espace de Projection at IRCAM in Paris. Besides numerous compositions for musicians and interactive electronics, Dannenberg co-composed the opera La Mare dels Peixos with Jorge Sastre.