About Us

The Illiac Software team is not an anonymous group of software programmers. First and foremost, we are professional musicians, teachers and educators, composers and theorists.

We have over well over 50 years of combined experience teaching music theory at the university level. We use Harmonia in our own classrooms, and we designed it to improve the quality of education for our students, our TAs, and ourselves.

We believe it can help you, too.

Dr. Heinrich Taube

President

Dr. Heinrich Taube
President

B.A., M.A. Music Composition, Stanford University; Ph.D. Music Composition, University of Iowa.

Professor of music composition and music theory at University of Illinois since 1995.

Author of Notes from the Metalevel, an Introduction to Computer Composition and the music software packages Common Music and Grace. Recipient of the Eric Siday Prize for Musical Creativity from the ICMC 2003.

Dr. Halim Beere

Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Halim Beere
Chief Technical Officer

DMA in Music Composition and Theory

Principle Investigator for NSF Funded STTR Phase I with Illiac Software, Inc. and University of Illinois

Dr. Ming-ching Chiu

Senior Software Engineer

Dr. Ming-ching Chiu
Senior Software Engineer

DMA in Music Composition and Theory

Author of LASSIE, a graphical interface for DISSCO (Digital Instrument for Sound Synthesis and Composition)

Dr. Rachel Mitchell

Senior Content Developer

Dr. Rachel Mitchell
Senior Content Developer

Ph.D. in Music Theory (University of Texas)

Assistant Professor at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Dr. David Psenicka

Senior Software Engineer

Dr. David Psenicka
Senior Software Engineer

DMA in Music Composition and Theory

Author of FOMUS: a Music Notation Software Package for Computer Music Composers.
Author of Sporch: a software application that converts audio recordings into orchestrations, selecting pitches and instruments that best recreate the original sound.