David Pogue’s lifelong interests have explored the boundary, the interface, between classical music in performance and computer applications. His initial training as a pianist, composer and conductor was challenged by the possibility of tapping the versatility and efficiency of the computer for composing and arranging music for the stage. In the process, he became a teacher of computer skills to the Broadway community and a highly successful author-columnist who makes the mysteries of both music and the computer understandable to the average person. Even the writing of fiction has experienced his non-traditional blend of perspectives.
For his unique imagination of the boundary between music as a classical discipline and the computer of the future, and his artistic contributions, Shenandoah University is pleased to grant David Pogue the degree Doctor of Music, honoris causa.
Photos by Cathy Kuehner
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