Johan Sundberg, professor of Music Acoustics at KTH Stockholm (retired 2001), PhD, DrHC in York, UK, in Athens, Greece, and in Liège, Belgium. His main research areas are the function, acoustics, and expressivity of the singing voice and the theory underlying music performance. He has published more than 300 scientific articles and supervised or co-supervised more than 20 doctoral students. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
His book Röstlära (The science of the Singing Voice), translated into English, German, Japanese, and Portuguese, summarizes the status of voice research. He has written a book also on music acoustics (The Science of Musical Sounds, 1991) and been editor or co-editor of numerous proceedings. He has had extensive experience also of performing music both as a chorister and as a solo singer.