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Diana S. Dabby (Composer)

Born: USA

The American composer, oianist and educator, Diana S. Dabby, received her doctorate and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (summa cum laude) from City College of New York. In addition, she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Music from Mills College as well as a bachelor's degree in music from Vassar College.

Diana Dabby has taught at MIT, Tufts University, and Juilliard (graduate division, 2002). She is currently Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Music at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. Using her background in electrical engineering, music performance and composition, she has developed research that utilizes chaos theory to generate musical variations of an original work. Her presentation of this work was unanimously chosen for Best Poster Prize at the 1995 International SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, and was also the topic of a series of concert/lectures she presented in Hong Kong and Chicago. More recently, she has given a number of invited concert/lectures on her work sponsored by MIT, Princeton University, Cornell University, and Dartmouth College, among others. She is currently writing a book entitled Variations and Shadows -- Music from Chaos, supported in part by grants from MIT and Tufts. She has received excellent teaching reviews for courses she has taught at MIT and Tufts University in electrical engineering, music, and the intersection of art and science.

As a concert pianist, Diana Dabby has performed solo concerts in New York's Weill (Carnegie) Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and in Budapest, Hungary and Hong Kong, among other venues. As a chamber musician, and as a composer, she has performed at Boston's Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood.

Source: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2011)

Diana S. Dabby: Short Biography | Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

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Olin Faculty: Diana Dabby

Art intersects science: Dabby creates music out of chaos (MIT News) [Mar 18, 1998]



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