Women in Music Tech (WMT)

Vision & Mission


The Center for Music Technology is committed to excellence, diversity, and equity. It is in that spirit that our first student organization emerged last Spring 2016: Women in Music Tech.  Last year (2015-2016), 19% of the graduate students were females, and this semester (Fall 2016) 16% are females. Women in Music Tech’s vision is to sustainably bring more women into the program.

Recruitment and promotion of women’s work are therefore at the core of our mission. In order to get a more balanced set of applications, we are taking an active part in all the channels of recruitment and promotion of the program.

More information can be found about our Charter below:

Download Charter Here

 

Who We Are


Please don’t hesitate to contact us at gtcmtwomen@gmail.com

We have constituted a committee, so you can get to know us!

Visit the WMT Committee Page Here 

 

First Fall Concert a Huge Success!


Our first ever concert happened on November 2nd, 2016 in the wonderful venue The Garage in Tech Square. The place was packed and we had a great evening, even our Dean Steve French attended the concert. The 7 pieces included the international laptop orchestra OFFAL, the audience participation smartphone music Do The Buzzer Shake, pieces featuring the Women's choir and Nothing but Treble, a MIDI fighter demonstration, and much more. Students from our department and our commissioned artist from OFFAL brilliantly demonstrated the use of technology (sometimes created in our labs) to enhance the music they performed, and most pieces were either performed or composed by female figures. 

The show was divided into 4 sections, corresponding to our 4 labs in the Music Tech department: building musical tools (interactive systems), space and sound (acoustics), Music Processing (Music Information Retrieval) and Musical Robots. One-minute lightning talks punctuated the concert to give an overview of the research conducted in our labs. At the end, Nikhil Bhanu's set mesmerized the participants during our reception.

This concert was an attempt to spread the word about the Music Technology department and what Music Technology means across campus, and it was a pleasure to see that the audience appreciated this tour of our world. We were also delighted to see an article [https://music.gatech.edu/fall-concerts-unite-campus] published on the daily digest describing our initiative. 

Nothing could have been done without the precious help of the School of Music, the College of Design, the Advance Program, the Women's Resource Center, and Sandbox ATL -home of the Garage, so we warmly thank them. In addition, we greatly appreciate the support of the Center for the Arts and Institute Diversity. Most of all, thanks to all the artists and the volunteers that have spent so much time and energy making this concert a memorable event.

Download the Event Program Here