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Index of interviewees

Photo Name MIT Affiliation Music/Professional Work Interview Dates

Dante Anzolini

MIT Associate Professor of Music, 1998-2006; conductor, MIT Symphony Conductor of orchestras in the United States, Latin America, and Europe

Jeanne Bamberger

MIT Professor of Music, 1971-2005 Pianist, Music Theorist

John Bavicchi

MIT student, Business and Engineering, 1940-1942 Composer, conductor; Professor of Music, Berklee College of Music

Leo Beranek

MIT Associate Professor of Communications Engineering, 1947-1958 Concert hall acoustical design consultant; partner in BBN Inc.



Linda Solow Blotner


MIT Music Librarian, 1972-1984 Head, Music Library, Hartt School of Music 1987-2007

David Bondelevitch

MIT B.S. Film/Video Production, 1985; trumpet player Assistant Professor at University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television; film music & dialog editor and mixing engineer

Claude Brenner

MIT B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1947; MIT M.S.,1948; sang in the MIT Glee Club and the MIT Logarhythms President, Commonwealth Energy Group Ltd.; active in Council for the Arts at MIT

Peter Child

Professor of Music, 1986- Composer

Adrian Childs

MIT B.S. Mathematics and Music, 1994; played in the MIT Concert Band, Chamber Music Society; student composer Composer; Assistant Professor of Music, University of Georgia

Charles Yardley Chittick


MIT B.S. Business and Engineering (Course XV), 1922; MIT Mandolin Club Patent attorney

John Corley


Founding director and conductor of the MIT Concert Band, 1949-1999 Conductor, trumpet player



Cherry Emerson


MIT M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1941 Chemical engineer, amateur pianist; philanthropist for music at MIT



Stephen Erdely


MIT Professor of Music, 1973-1991 Ethnomusicologist, concert violinist



Sara Emerson Farwell

Daughter of Arthur Farwell, MIT B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1893 Actress; theater voice teacher; daughter of the distinguished composer Arthur Farwell, 1872-1952

David Foxe

MIT B.S. Architecture and Music, 2003; M.S. Architecture, 2006 Architect and composer

William Grossman


MIT S.B. 1969 and M.S. 1971 in Computer Science; active in many MIT performing groups Conductor, arranger, editor, and rehearsal pianist for Broadway theater productions in New York

John Harbison

Professor of Music 1969 – Composer, Pianist

Ellen T. Harris

Professor Emeritus 1989 – Musicologist

Mark S. Harvey

Senior Lecturer in Music 1981 – Trumpet player, composer

Arnold Judson

MIT B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1947; MIT M.S. Organizational Behavior, 1948; pianist; active in MIT student performing groups Business management consultant; pianist; composer

Samuel Jay Keyser


MIT Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy; played in MIT Concert Jazz Band Linguist, trombonist in area jazz bands

Lionel Kinney


MIT B.S. Civil Engineering, 1953; active in student performing groups Engineer with Caterpiller, Inc; philanthropist for music at MIT



Karl Kornacker


MIT B.S. Physics, 1958; MIT Ph.D. Biology, 1962; cellist; played in MITSO Professor at Ohio State University, Division of Sensory Biophysics; semi-professional cellist



Lowell Lindgren


Professor of Music Emeritus 1979-2013 Musicologist



Everett Longstreth


Director of MIT Concert Jazz Band, 1968-1995 Band leader, trumpet player, arranger



Rajesh Mehta


MIT B.S. Electrical Engineering and Humanities, 1986 Trumpet player

Richard Orr


MIT B.S., 1962; MIT M.S., 1963; MIT Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1973; played in Festival Jazz Ensemble Electrical engineer, jazz trombonist, composer

Herb Pomeroy


Director of MIT Jazz Bands, 1963-1985; founder of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble Jazz trumpeter and band leader; composer, arranger; Professor at Berklee College College of Music 1955-1995

Brian Robison


MIT Assistant Professor of Music, 2002-2006 Composer



Elena Ruehr


Lecturer in Music 1991 – Composer



Jamshied Sharifi


Directed the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, 1985-1992; MIT B.S. Humanities, 1983 Composer, keyboard player, producer, arranger



Robert Sprich


MIT B.S. Humanities, 1960; Music Library student assistant Professor of English Emeritus, Bentley College



Patricia Tang


Associate Professor of Music Ethnomusicologist, violinist



Marcus Thompson


Professor of Music 1973 – ; Institute Professor 2015 – Violist



Barry Vercoe


MIT Professor Emeritus of Music; MIT Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Computer music engineer, composer, conductor



Claudia Von Canon


MIT Lecturer in Music, 1974-1991 Pianist, harpsichordist, singer, novelist



Duscha Weisskopf


MIT Music Librarian, 1949-1952 Historian, amateur singer