Paul D. Lehrman

Paul D. Lehrman

Contact Info:
Department of Music
Granoff Music Center, M246
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-5657
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Office Hours:
By appointment

Senior Lecturer of Music and Multimedia Arts, Director of Music Engineering

Ph.D., Tufts University (2010)
M.A., Lesley University (2000)
B.F.A., Purchase College Conservatory (1975)
Undergraduate studies at Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (1971-73)

Professor Lehrman is a composer, author, teacher, and technologist who is considered a pioneer in the field of computer music. From 1987 to 1999 he served as a faculty member of UMass Lowell's program in Sound Recording Technology. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.


  • "The Celtic Macintosh," first all-MIDI album, 1986
  • "Ballet Mécanique and other works for player pianos, percussion, and electronics," 2000


  • Boston Computer Society
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Film scores for PBS, A&E, Discovery Channel, History Channel

Publications and films

  • MIDI For The Professional (Music Sales Corp.)
  • The Insider Audio Bathroom Reader (Cengage)
  • Columnist for Mix magazine, 1995-2008
  • Columnist for Recording Engineer/Producer magazine, 1986-1991
  • Contributing writer for Wired, MacUser, Electronic Musician, High Fidelity, Piano & Keyboard, Studio Sound, The Boston Phoenix
  • Producer, "Bad Boy Made Good," award-winning documentary film, 2006, PBS