Background and activities

Jan Tro (1948) is Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications.

He has a MSc in Acoustics from NTNU, and also Post Graduate Certificate in education, and Graduate studies both in music and in digital signal processing from NTNU.

Jan Tro is also a freelance musician and composer.

Recent work experience

  • 1988- Associate Professor, NTNU, dept of Telecommunications, Acoustics (Music Technology)
  • 2012, Spring. Visiting researcher at Music Acoustics Laboratory, ESMAE, Politecnico do Porto, Portugal
  • 2011, Fall. Visiting researcher at CIRMMT, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2011 Appointed Associate Professor in Interdisciplinary Music Technology by Norwegian Scientific Commission
  • 2010 Head of Village “Soundscaping” in NTNU`s Interdisciplinary course (EiT)
  • 2009 Invited as Norwegian Board Member in the Int.Organization Com. Forum Acusticum 2011, Ålborg
  • 2007 Member of Organizing Committee of 1st Trondheim International Voice Conference (TiVoiCe)
  • 2006-2008 Head of Village “Soundscaping) in NTNU`s Interdisciplinary course (EiT)
  • 2006 Joint Chairman (with Ass.Prof. C.H. Waadeland) of the 1st Nordic Music Technology Conference (NoMute)
  • 2005-2006 Chairman of the Board, NTNU Interdisciplinary Music Technology Education Programs
  • 2004-2007 Norwegian Representative in the Management Committee, COST Action G-6: ConGAS
  • 2004-2005 Visiting Researcher at Media Innovation Unit, Firenze Technologia, Italy
  • 2000- IME Faculty Representative in the NTNU Interdisciplinary Music Technology Program Group, establishing Grunnfag Musikkteknologi (2001), Bachelor Program (2002), Master Program (2004)

Honors and Societies

  • 1973 : Award at the Nordic Jazzcomposer Competition, Södertälje, Sweden
  • 1975 : Grant from Trondheim Bys Kulturfond 1975
  • 1978 - 1980 : Member of the Board of the Norwegian Jazz Federation (NJF)
  • 1986 - : Member of the Education Committee, Norwegian Jazz Federation (NJF)
  • 1980 - : Member of the Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers (NIF)
  • 1974 - : Member of the Acoustical Society of Norway (NAS)
  • 1978 - 1980 : Secretary of the Acoustical Society of Norway (NAS) 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Artistic productions

  • Brandtsegg, Øyvind; Tro, Jan. (2013) Nancarrow Studies for datastyrt piano og orgel. Nancarrow Studies
  • Brandtsegg, Øyvind; Tro, Jan. (2013) Nancarrow Studies for datastyrt piano og orgel, Ultima. Nancarrow Studies for datastyrt piano og orgel
  • Tro, Jan. (2010) La steinene tale. Olavfestdagene 2010, Nidarosdomen, Trondheim. 2010.

Part of book/report


  • Tro, Jan. (2006) NoMute Proceedings; - Abstracts and Manuscripts. 2006. ISBN 978-82-995422-2-7.
  • Larsson, Mikael; Tro, Jan. (1999) Proceedings of 2nd COST Workshop on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx99). 1999. ISBN 82-995422-0-0.
  • Tro, Jan; Sæbø, Asbjørn. (1997) NTNU, Acoustics Group. 1997.