Paul D. Lehrman

Musician. Writer. Educator. Consultant.
Who's Paul?
Paul in his home studio
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One of the world’s leading experts on MIDI and computer music.

  • Concert works for computers and live performers
  • Scores for television, film, and multimedia
  • The world’s first all-MIDI album (1986)


University-level teaching since…


Director of Music Engineering,Tufts University

Creator of the computer music curriculum in the Sound Recording Technology program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell


Principal author of the standard college-level text on MIDI (in print for 20 years!).  Columnist for the leading recording magazines in the US and UK. Author of acclaimed user manuals for music and audio hardware and software.


Author of published books


Contributor to published books


Author of articles

Technologist / Consultant

Co-developer of the first graphic-based MIDI sequencer for the Apple Macintosh

Creator of the first sampling/re-synthesis software for a desktop computer

Consultant to over a dozen music and audio hardware and software companies

Advisor to and advocate for the computer-music community since 1982

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