Leland Smith

Leland Smith was the renowned founder of computerized musical notation. He came to symbolize the technological changes in print music beginning in the 1960s. His work as a professor and educator has resulted in a method for computers to read and process musical notes. The field of computer science has grown to embrace and enhance musical creation through Leland’s work. His NAMM Oral History interview was completed on October 14, 2006. 

Interview Date:
October 14, 2006
Date of Birth:
August 6, 1925
Deceased Date:
December 17, 2013
Job Title:
The Father of Computer Music Notation

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