Know Your Voice

Dr. Johan Sundberg


Johan Sundberg, born 1936, Professor of Music Acoustics at KTH  Stockholm (retired 2001), PhD, Honorary Doctor at the universities of York (UK) Athens (Greece), and Liège (Belgium).

His main research areas are the function, acoustics, and expressivity of the singing voice and the theory of music performance. He has published more than 340 scientific articles. His book Röstlära (The science of the Singing Voice), translated into English, German, Japanese, and Portuguese, summarizes the status of voice research. He also has  written a book on music acoustics (The Science of Musical Sounds, 1991) and been editor or co-editor of numerous proceedings.

He has organized a great number of courses on the function of the singing voice where theory has been combined with realtime feedback of various aspects of phonation. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 20 doctoral students and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He has been invited as a keynote speaker to a number of scientific meetings.

He has had extensive experience also of performing music both as a chorister and as a solo singer.