Vision & Mission
The Center for Music Technology is committed to excellence, diversity, and equality. It is in that spirit that our first student organization emerged in the spring 2016: Women in Music Technology. In the school year 2015-2016, 19% of the graduate students were females, and in the fall 2016 semester, 16% were females. Women in Music Technology’s vision is to bring more women into the program.
Recruitment and promotion of women’s work are therefore at the core of our mission. 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.
Our First Concert Was in the Fall 2016
Our first concert happened on November 2, 2016, in the The Garage in Tech Square. The place was packed and we had a great evening, even the College of Design's Dean Steve French attended. 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 artists.
The show was divided into 4 sections, corresponding to our 4 labs in the music technology 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.
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