Loading…
Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Conference

NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab)
NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Wednesday, August 3
 

6:30pm EDT

MusEDLab Showcase & Welcome Reception
Opening showcase and reception featuring the work of the NYU MusEDLab and the Ed Sullivan Fellows Program.

Food and drinks provided with after party next door.

Moderators
avatar for Alex Ruthmann

Alex Ruthmann

Director, NYU Music Experience Design Lab, NYU Steinhardt & NYU Shanghai
MISTEC Welcome Video: https://youtu.be/d48PcirTZrM

Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
 
Thursday, August 4
 

8:30am EDT

Registration & Refreshments
Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
35 W. 4th Lobby 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

9:00am EDT

Culturally Responsive Arts Education
TBA

Presenters
avatar for James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Professor, Urban Arts Partnership
JAMES MILES, the Fresh Professor, is an adjunct professor at NYU and is the Project Director of Fresh Ed at Urban Arts Partnership. A Master Teaching Artist that has been worked in arts education for over 15 years. He has facilitated workshops and designed curriculum for the New Victory... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Loewe Theatre - Ground Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Chairigami with Zach Rotholz
Thursday August 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Ed Sullivan Fellows Workshop
TBD...

Presenters
avatar for Jamie Ehrenfeld

Jamie Ehrenfeld

Fresh Education Coordinator, Urban Arts Partnership
Please add..


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Innovative Music, Arts, and Media Classroom Practices: ArtED for Education Innovation for Arts and Music Study
ArtED is an art education system utilizing ubiquitous Wi-Fi and Internet providing remote, real time interactive education. ArtED system provides a real time access to qualified teachers from the metropolitan areas to the students in rural locations such as the mountainous area and islands where the expert teachers are difficult to find. Both 1:1 or group instructions possible through the system. The system is based on HTML 5.0 which allows the connectivity with a diverse range of terminals such as Windows PC, Android Phone & Pads, iOS PC, Phone & iPad. The students can access services anywhere the 3G Networks are available.

Presenters
avatar for Doo-jin Ahn

Doo-jin Ahn

Professor, Hanseo University
Doo-jin Ahn is a composer, music technologist and a professor of Music at Hanseo University in Korea.He was Chairman of the Korean Electro-Acoustics Music Society [KEAMS] and music director of Seoul International Computer Music Festival. He composed works based on Western music and... Read More →
avatar for YuHee Kim

YuHee Kim

YuHee Kim is a sculptor and a Adjunct Professor of Department of Architecture at Hanseo University in Korea. She has graduated to major of sculpture at Ehwa Womans University. She has had an solo exhibition of "The Earning Report on the Handcart Art Sales Project " (2012) at Seoul... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Virtual Analog Studio
"Virtual Analog Studio" - An Analog Recording Studio at Your Fingertips
 
A software simulation of the classic recording studio environment.  
Giving access to the analog workflow used by professionals at the convenience of digital technologies.

The First Analog Recording Studio Experience for Virtual Reality
Not only do we offer a streamlined 2D interface of the recording studio..
We have made the recording studio accesable in 3D virtual reality!
Move and interact with the environment as if you're actually there!
An empty space becomes a life-sized recording studio to engage HANDS-ON!

Made BY the student FOR the student.
Empowering the audio education space.
  • Teachers - Offer immersive in-class lessons on studio technology workflow!
  • Students - Practice techniques at home to put those crucial lab hours to most effective use!
  • Graduates - Stay fresh on everything you learned with a recording studio thats always with you!   

Are you looking to take your first steps to becoming an audio engineer? 
VAS is the perfect solution for the aspring engineer to get a glimpse of the recording studio process.


Presenters
avatar for Sam Fisher

Sam Fisher

Founder, CEO & Programmer, Audio Fusion LLC
Aspiring audio guru always looking for challenges to enhance my skills and experience in respect to sound. A self taught musician, programmer and entrepreneur seeking to empower audio education.


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Cue Cards: Active & Project-Based Learning Online
Too often, online learning is merely a passive medium. It's so easy to sit back and digest information. But that's not necessarily how one learns most effectively. This session examines our efforts at Soundfly (including through our partnership with the MusEDLab) to encourage and incentivize active learning online — and then tries them out. Everyone in the group will take on, collect, and share constrained "cue cards" intended to inspire action and sharing online.

Presenters
avatar for Ian Temple

Ian Temple

CEO + Founder, Soundfly
Ian Temple is the CEO and founder of Soundfly, an online learning hub for musicians. Prior to that, he was a founding partner and COO of The Future Project, a fast-growing national initiative to inspire passion- and project-based learning in high schools. He has recorded and performed... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Fair Use in Music and Arts Education
TBD

Presenters
RP

Rob Precht

Please add...


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Point Motion: The Universal Creative Platform
Point Motion is a revolutionary motion control camera that can be used by anyone to create music using nothing more than the movement of their body. The camera tracks each specific body motion which can be programmed into an infinite combination of live instruments, studio effects, user-customized sounds or pre-recorded samples from our rich sound library. Without the need of wearable or handheld devices, our creative platform enables educators, therapists, and artists to freely translate body movement into expressive and meaningful music. Point Motion makes personalized music and creative expression accessible to all people, in all walks of life. The future of musical creation has arrived; we are inviting everyone to be a part of it.

Presenters
LC

Leo Chaisson

With a range of experience in developing software for computers and mobile devices, Leo is an essential supporting team member who is spearheading our mobile app design, and integration with Windows Operating Systems.
avatar for Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark

CEO & Founder, Golden Wish LLC
Kevin Clark - CEO & Founder of Golden Wish LLC, and visionary behind Point Motion; began in 2012 when Berklee College of Music student Kevin Andrew Clark returned from India with new spiritual and creative aspirations. As Clark puts it, "I had a vision of creating music with only... Read More →
CP

Chris Penny

Tufts Graduate and Computer Programmer, Chris has been a leading force in the design and architecture of the Point Motion applications.



Thursday August 4, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Teaching Mixing - Pedagogy and Emotion
This session focuses on one approach to teaching high school students how to mix multi-track recordings. Topics include mixing pedagogy (sequence and scope), resources, and strategies to engage students’ ears and emotions in creating a balanced and interesting mix. Student work from the Audio Production classes the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, OH, will be highlighted. Additionally, audience members will have the opportunity to apply the techniques presented in real time during the session. Demonstrations will be done using Pro Tools, however, the principles illustrated apply to any digital audio workstation.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Van Bibber

Ryan Van Bibber

Audio Production Instructor, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
"Ryan Van Bibber teaches audio and music production courses at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center. Previously, he taught instrumental and general music classes in grades 3-12. He is an Avid Certified Instructor and a Berklee PULSE Certified Instructor. Media from the Fort... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

12:15pm EDT

Lunch Break (provided)
We will provide lunch, coffee, and soft drinks for all registered attendees.

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
Pless Lobby 82 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012

1:30pm EDT

Group Discussion: In the Wake of NAfME: Action and Change in Music & Arts Education
TBA group discussion

Moderators
avatar for Jamie Ehrenfeld

Jamie Ehrenfeld

Fresh Education Coordinator, Urban Arts Partnership
Please add..

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

A K-8 nexus between music creation, sound design, and computer programming
This interactive session explores an elementary nexus between music creation, sound design, and computer programming. The session begins with a brief presentation on some of the ways the kids I work with explore music creation, sound design, and computer programming, all within K-8 computer programming classes. Following this brief presentation, we will work together or independently to modify the music, sound, or code from a variety of example projects. The session will end with a discussion on what could be learned in a project like this and how we might implement similar projects in the settings we facilitate. A laptop is recommended for this session.

Presenters
JO

Jared O'Leary

Jared O'Leary is a multiplicity.


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

MagnaQuestGame: WorkShop on a New Video Game for Young Violinists
Learning violin involves hours of practicing where students are left alone to evaluate their own playing. Many students consider rehearsals unenjoyable and prefer to do other more stimulating activities. Our goal was to develop a challenging approach to practicing the violin by creating a new game based on gamification concepts, in order to help students to get more engaged in their rehearsals and receive feedback regarding their playing. Through an immersive, interactive multi-sensorial interface, we developed an innovative way to encourage young violinists to progress in the video game by doing improvisations and mastering musical skills integrated in the game play. Our interface is based on a transcription system and applying, “in real time”, a direct link between what the instrumentalist is producing on his/her violin and the action inside the virtual three-dimensional images. To play, the violinist uses his instrument as a joystick that triggers interactivity in the game. 

Presenters
avatar for Francis Dubé (CAN)

Francis Dubé (CAN)

Full Professor in music pedagogy, Laval University, Faculty of Music
Francis Dubé is Full Professor of Instrumental Pedagogy at the Music Faculty of Laval University. His research interests are in music technologies, informal music learning and creativity in instrumental teaching. His research is subsidized by the FRQ-SC (Team of researchers/2014-2016... Read More →
JK

Jocelyne Kiss

Jocelyne Kiss is a professor in arts and technology at the music faculty of Laval University. After a Ph.D. in cognitive sciences and computer music, as well as another graduate diploma in numerical images and virtual reality (VR), Kiss was part of the creation and development of... Read More →
AM

Astrid Marin

Astrid Marin is a Master Student and Research Assistant at the Music Faculty of University Laval in Québec, Canada. Her current studies involve the fields of Marketing, Gamification, and Music Education. She is member of the Symphonic Orchestra of the University Laval and the Music... Read More →
JN

Juan Nino

Juan Nino is a graduate student and research assistant at the Music Faculty of Laval University in Québec, Canada. His current studies involve the fields of Smart Environment, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Music in Videogames. He is born in Mexico, where he majored... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Making Music Count: Interdisciplinary and Intuitive Pathways to Understanding and Learning
We start with the premise that contrary to the notion of “students as blank slates,” children actually begin their educational journeys with a great deal of know-how and curiosity about the world around them. Our job as teachers should be to help develop this curiosity, and build on our students’ already forming intuitions—what our students already know how to do and understand. The interactive computer music program, Impromptu, with its multiple media, multiple sensory modalities and multiple representations has served as mediator in helping students to understand and effectively use this apparently troublesome mathematics. Engaging both music and math together in an interdisciplinary fashion has the ability to heighten the children’s perceptions about the real world applicability of mathematical principles beyond the confines of textbook based problems. Rather than being an abstract idea, Impromptu makes it possible for users actually to hear the math happening.  

Presenters
avatar for Gena R. Greher

Gena R. Greher

Professor, Coordinator Music Education, UMass Lowell
"Gena R. Greher is Professor of Music Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Recent projects include: ¬Making Music Count for the UNESCO/Theloniuous Monk Institute World Jazz Day 2016; PerformamatShe has co-authored a book with Jesse Heines, titled Computational Thinking... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

The Heart of Sound
Sound can heal, enliven, and nurture us. Exploring sound and vibration can help us to uncover fresh possibilities in ourselves, in our connections with others, and our earth. In this fun experiential workshop, pianist, yoga instructor, and sound healer, Meg Ruby, will take us on a journey of self-discovery through awareness, breath, movement, and sound. Meg will share exercises that help facilitate deep listening, encourage creative flow, develop flexibility, stamina, greater coordination, and help release chronic muscle tension. Techniques will be given to help provide relief from issues that arise in teaching and performing such as anxiety, pain, and stress. We will do exercises to encourage greater listening, and we will explore the nature of sound, and discover how we are inherently sound and vibration. General side effects of this workshop include---greater confidence and wellbeing, ease and comfort in your body, the discovery of your unique voice and creativity.

Presenters
MR

Meg Ruby

Meg Ruby is a classically trained concert pianist, certified yoga instructor and sound/music healer. Meg is currently a Lecturer of Piano at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She performs both locally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Meg gives workshops... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

6:00pm EDT

Expanded Cinema: Large Format Film + Animation

The Expanded Cinema August 2016 Showcase brings 8 of the works from the NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program’s 2015 Big Screens class to the Made in NY Media Center Center by IFP.

Register Here: https://nymediacenter.com/events/event/?id=3E3D813A-B184-4C6A-98AA7E776E849C0E&slugid=expanded-cinema-opening-reception

FREE wine and beer. 

Curated by Todd Bryant and Ryan Uzilevsky and featuring additional works by guest video artists from the Expanded Cinema Collective, August’s show brings some inspiring pixel origami to DUMBO for a month-long engagement.

Works include:

untitled by AV & Nick 

Dilation by Cici & Joanna

Reverie by David & Yurika

Deconstruction by Craig & Zhen

Betsy Blue by Ava

Morph by Boram Kim

Resonance by Sergio Mora-Diaz

Breaking In by Namira & Edson

Featuring:

untitled by Matt Romein

C-twon (excerpt) by Garret Linn

Energetic Defence Systems by Ryan Uzilevsky

 

Presented by Todd Bryant & Ryan Uzilevsky


Thursday August 4, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
IFP Media Center 30 John Street DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11232

10:00pm EDT

The Lesson: Open Jam for New York Hip-Hop
RSVP before 6pm day of for FREE ENTRY

Thursday nights at Arlene’s Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York’s premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band’s collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco, Kool & The Gang, Arturo O’Ferril, and Snarky Puppy to name a few. The Lesson sessions blend neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and everything in between to create a unique and fully improvised event showcasing an eclectic mix of vocalists, instrumentalists, emcees, turntablist, and producers. The Lesson’s mantra is simple: “Check your ego at the door, stay in the moment, feel the love coming through, and everything should take care of itself.”

Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00pm - Friday August 5, 2016 2:00am EDT
Arlene's Grocery 95 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002
 
Friday, August 5
 

8:30am EDT

Registration & Refreshments
Friday August 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
35 W. 4th Lobby 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

9:00am EDT

Keynote: Alexander Chen - Google Creative Lab
TBA

Presenters
avatar for Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen

Creative Director, Google Creative Lab
Alexander Chen (b. 1981) is a Creative Director at Google Creative Lab. In 2011, Chen launched MTA.ME, which transformed a New York subway map into a string instrument. This personal work led to the conception of the Les Paul Doodle, a Google doodle with generated 5.1 years wor... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Loewe Theatre - Ground Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Chrome Music Lab Workshop
TBD...

Presenters
avatar for Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen

Creative Director, Google Creative Lab
Alexander Chen (b. 1981) is a Creative Director at Google Creative Lab. In 2011, Chen launched MTA.ME, which transformed a New York subway map into a string instrument. This personal work led to the conception of the Les Paul Doodle, a Google doodle with generated 5.1 years wor... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

LittleBits Synth Kit
TBD...

Presenters
PR

Paul Rothman

littleBits Electronics
Please add..


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Pomo Clowns and Electro Operettas
Participants are invited to join in this hands-on, dramatic workshop investigating the rich potentialities held in found objects through dramatic play and ensemble-driven operettas. Through a facilitated process-focused drama, participants will form a collective of makers, thinkers and investigators interrogating a series of problems posed through character development, writing, singing, improvisation and dance wrapped up in the physical and emotional life clowning provides. This pastiche of elements will support and challenge participants’ understandings of the multidisciplinarity essential to creative, multi-modal collaboration. Throughout this process, participants will have opportunities to: compose music and characters, develop rich moments of physicality, interrogate notions of what is possible in dramatic play with youth (and adults), engage in physical and musical reflective activities, and gather tools and techniques applicable and interpretable in their own practice.

Presenters
avatar for Clare Hammoor

Clare Hammoor

Theatre practitioner, Blue School
Clare Hammoor is a theatre practitioner who collaborates with communities in public spaces, private schools, and prisons. Clare is currently the Drama Specialist at Blue School where he facilitates multi-modal inquiry through the mind and body in process and performance. Clare facilitates... Read More →
MM

Megan Moncrief

Megan Moncrief is a composer, performer, and teaching artist, who works with both theater groups and private students in the greater New York area. Her sound work meshes classical techniques with noise, found sounds, samples, and electronic instrument-building.


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Track-and-hook: Popular Music Production
In this workshop we'll be exploring a way of making music that John Seabrook calls “track-and-hook” in his book, The Song Machine: “In track-and-hook, the production comes first, and then melody and words are added.” Working in small groups with whatever instruments we have available (laptops, tablets, phones, voices, guitars, keyboards, etc.), we’ll endeavor to construct a hit song by the end of the workshop by working through the three phases of track-and-hook: 1. Making beats and chord progressions; 2. adding hooks; 3. adding vocals (if any), and editing and mixing our bangers to perfection. By going through this process we not only experience the song machine process, but we learn experientially the skills of contemporary radio hits music production. Let’s give RiRi and taytay a run for their money and serve up some hot tracks. 

Presenters
avatar for Adam Patrick Bell

Adam Patrick Bell

Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Calgary
Adam Patrick Bell is an Assistant Professor of Music Education in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. He has published in the Journal of Music, Technology and Education, Journal on the Art of Record Production, Action, Criticism, and Theory for... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Hein

Ethan Hein

Doctoral Fellow in Music Education, New York University
Ethan Hein is a Doctoral Fellow in music education at New York University, and an adjunct professor of music at NYU and the New School. As a founding member of the NYU Music Experience Design Lab, Ethan has taken a leadership role in the development of online tools for music learning... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Creative Composition with iPads in the Elementary Music Room
Many researchers have explored creativity as a process in secondary and university settings, but little research has been done on this process in the elementary music classroom setting. Even less research has been conducted that focuses on music students utilizing tablet devices as their primary instrument for the creative process. Over the months of April and May, I researched the creative music process of fifth grade students using GarageBand on iPads. Attendees will participate in creative music making using GarageBand on iPads in an elementary classroom setting. A short presentation will also be shown demonstrating both the process and the culminating project by some of the students who took part in the research.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Burns

Christopher Burns

Music Teacher, Lakeview Elementary School
"Christopher Burns is currently at Lakeview Elementary School in Saint Cloud, FL where he teaches kindergarten through fifth grade general music. He received is BME from the University of Central Florida, his MME from Boston University, and is currently working towards his PhD in... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Harmony. An Interactive Song
Harmony is an interactive sound environment for deep listening and creative expression.

This hands-on session begins with a brief presentation on sound, mindfulness hacking and the use of technology for self transformation. We will discuss how practicing self awareness leads to a better conscious experience by fostering mental well-being and developing capacities such as calmness, clarity and concentration. Following the presentation, we will work together and individually to create new soundscapes while practicing focused self-awareness through a short sound-making meditation.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Castro

Diana Castro

Lead Designer, NYU MusED Lab
Pana Li is the name of the project with which Diana Castro explores the use of design, technology and music for self transformation—both for individuals as well as for environments and communities. Mexican designer, multidisciplinary artist, and DJ/producer based in NYC—designs... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

12:15pm EDT

Lunch Break (provided)
We will provide lunch, coffee, and soft drinks for all registered attendees.

Friday August 5, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

1:30pm EDT

Group Discussion: Community Music: The Future of Music Education
Performing arts education training programs are increasingly integrating community partnerships, service learning and social entrepreneurship into undergraduate curricula. This trend points to a shift in the preparation of arts teachers to be educators not only in the music classroom, but also to master the ability to engage all populations of their community in arts learning. The line between the traditional performing arts classroom teacher and the teaching artist are becoming increasingly blurred. This session will explore how adjustments to arts education pedagogies can better prepare students for successful careers both in and out of the classroom as well as closely examine how “community music,” “community arts” and similar terms are impacting the professional expectations of today’s emerging educators.  

Presenters
JB

John-Morgan Bush

John-Morgan Bush is the Executive Director of the UMass Lowell String Project and is also a member of the UMass Lowell Music Department faculty. He serves on the Executive Boards of the National String Project Consortium and the Boston-based new music ensemble, Juventas. In 2012 he... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Better With You
Better With You is an interactive musical installation that uses human touch as a means to make randomly-generated compositions. Powered by human circuits, Better With You reaches its full potential when a group of participants makes physical contact with each other in order to activate each instrument in the composition.

Presenters
avatar for Ernie Gerardo

Ernie Gerardo

Ernie Gerardo is an audio engineer, musician, and media production specialist who likes making things that make music. He is an alumnus of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, with a masters in Integrated Digital Media. In 2016, Better With You has been shown at BRIC and NYU Skirball... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Hip-Hop Study Group: A Journey Into the Known & Unknown of Hip-Hop
This short workshop presentation will focus on highlighting the research outcomes of a year long grounded theory study of hip-hop (music, culture & pedagogies) and its impact and uses in the domain of the school, within a small group populated by musicking educators using hip-hop as a lens, practice or a way of knowing. The study group environment affords the participants to critically examine the elements that exist within hip-hop, and their viability in the musicking classroom. I will give a 30 minute presentation on the outcomes of the grounded theory research (K. Charmaz): models, theories, praxis.. etc. from the pilot study which focused on; what is known, what we would like to know and what this new or old knowledge can mean (impact) for the musicking classroom. The take aways include; activities that can be use with students, information (websites), handouts and discourses to to further teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Jarritt A Sheel

Jarritt A Sheel

Doctoral Student/ Adjunct, Teachers College, Columbia University
Jarritt Sheel is a doctoral student in the Music & Music Education Ed.D. program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Influenced by a variety of popular music genres, and the works of DuBois, Baldwin, Randall Allsup, Maxine Greene, Cornell West, Stephen Brookfield and Steven... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Looplabs
In this live and interactive Demo, Looplabs Founder Craig Swann will discuss the evolution from product to platform as the web's first ever online music creation destination. Attendees will get in an-depth walk through of the Looplabs platform along with insight based on more than 15 years of developing online interactive music experiences for top global brands including Microsoft, Sony, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Heinken, ESPN, Calvin Klein, Toyota, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Craig will also discuss the future of music in an interactive 21st century and the solutions to problems that plague education, the industry and creators.

This will very much be an interactive session with participants and expect a true dialog and conversation  on the state of music.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Swann

Craig Swann

Founder, Looplabs
For 20 years, Craig Swann’s passion has been using technology to connect people and music through innovative, intimate and interactive experiences. In 2001, he developed the internet’s first online music studio, Looplabs. Millions of people have benefited from his innovations... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Make.Music.Tech: Building an Interdisciplinary Community
Make.Music.Tech. (MMT) is a group of students, teachers, engineers, hobbyists and musicians who collaborate with one another to explore intersections between music and the maker movement. MMT hosts workshops and meetups in which members of the Harrisonburg community learn about electronic instruments, prototyping, coding, music synthesis, fabrication, and many other skills. We hope to discuss the challenges and successes of developing our music/technology community and how groups like MMT can engage community members from diverse backgrounds to enhance students’ and teachers’ experiences in and out of schools. Attendees will also have opportunities to make, learn about, and play with Scratch, littleBits, Arduino-powered MIDI controllers, analog synthesizer components, and chiptune music interfaces. Laptops and/or smartphones with web access are strongly encouraged.

Presenters
PS

Perry Shank

Perry Shank is a K-4 Music educator for Harrisonburg City School system and holds his Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. He has over sixteen years of experience in teaching at public and private K-12 schools and has spent the past few years studying... Read More →
avatar for Jon M. Stapleton

Jon M. Stapleton

James Madison University
Jon M. Stapleton is a musician, maker, and teacher from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. His scholarly interests focus on the intersection of music, technology, learning, and culture. Jon has presented on these topics at both national and international music education conferences... Read More →
DA

David A. Stringham

David A. Stringham has taught music to students of all ages in public, private, university, and community settings. His research interests include composition, improvisation, music technology, and lifelong musicianship. Dr. Stringham joined James Madison University in 2010 and holds... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

Creating, Responding, and Connecting with Noteflight Learn
Students today live in the most connected society that has ever existed, which allows us to create and respond to music in a collaborative environment. Using the NCAS artistic processes, this session will demonstrate how to use Noteflight to integrate creativity and musical interaction into any music program, allowing students to create, perform, respond, and connect to music on any device, anywhere. 

Presenters
avatar for John Mlynczak

John Mlynczak

Managing Director, Noteflight
John Mlynczak has an extensive range of experiences in music education and technology. Currently he is Managing Director of Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company, Past-President of the Technology Institute of Music Educators (TI:ME), and teaches online graduate courses at VanderCook College... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

MAD Academy: A New Model of Experiential Music, Art, and Design Education
This presentation and discussion will showcase MAD Academy, a unique style of experiential arts education at City-As-School. Located in a landmark building in the West Village of Manhattan, City-As-School, one of NYC's oldest progressive public high schools, proudly continues its mission to create learning environments based on external, experiential education. Recognized as a ”non-traditional academic haven for struggling and at-risk students,” CAS is distinguished by its curricular focus on experiential learning through internships. City-As-School is built on the idea that all children learn differently, some learn by seeing some by hearing, others by doing. Education at CAS is individualized, helping young people to reach their full potential. CAS helps provide a diverse group of committed interns to businesses, health centers, and organizations across all five boroughs, breaking down barriers and prejudices against the city's hardest-to-reach young people while providing them with real-world skills to help jump-start their future. MAD Academy (Music, Art, Design Academy) was created to fill the need at our school to provide high-level arts education to our students. MAD Academy is a pre-professional training initiative that was developed as a collaboration between students, teachers and mentors to fill the need of providing students direct training in music, arts, and design under the guidance of NYC’s top creative industry professionals. Our students need spaces and support to be able to create their own work while being exposed to the newest trends and technologies. They seek to build a community for themselves as artists and then link to NYC’s leading creative thinkers.


Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Dolan Studio Live Room - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

Toccata: An Interactive app for exploring musical performances
This presentation and workshop explores the creation of an interactive listening app for iOS touchscreen devices. "Toccata" (formerly known as “Musical Chairs: From Spectator to Stage") is an app where users are able to explore recorded audio/video performances through isolation of sounds using typical gestures for touch screen devices (pinch to zoom, panning, muting, etc.).

Presenters
JD

Jonathan Deeks

Jonathan DeeksBusiness Development ManagerWORLDiscoveries® @ WesternThe University of Western OntarioLondon, Canadahttp://www.worldiscoveries.ca/bdo/our-team
MG

Mike Godwin

Mike Godwin Technical Officer, Media Specialist Don Wright Faculty of Music The University of Western Ontario London, Canada http://www.music.uwo.ca/about/administration.html
MK

Mike Katchabaw

Mike Katchabaw, Ph.D.Associate Professor; Undergraduate ChairDepartment of Computer ScienceFaculty of ScienceThe University of Western OntarioLondon, Canadahttp://www.csd.uwo.ca/faculty/katchab/
avatar for Leslie Linton

Leslie Linton

Department of Music Education, The University of Western Ontario
Leslie Linton, Ph.D.Adjunct Assistant Research ProfessorDepartment of Music EducationDon Wright Faculty of MusicThe University of Western OntarioLondon, Canadahttp://www.music.uwo.ca/faculty/bios/leslie-linton.html


Friday August 5, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

5:30pm EDT

VR Playground Preview
Come check out a preview of different VR music projects at the VR Playground!

Friday August 5, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Leslie eLab 16 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012

6:30pm EDT

Evening Industry Reception and Interactive VR Playground
Evening Industry reception and interactive playground. Food and drink provided.

Moderators
avatar for Alex Ruthmann

Alex Ruthmann

Director, NYU Music Experience Design Lab, NYU Steinhardt & NYU Shanghai
MISTEC Welcome Video: https://youtu.be/d48PcirTZrM

Friday August 5, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Leslie eLab 16 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012
 
Saturday, August 6
 

8:30am EDT

Registration & Refreshments
Saturday August 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
35 W. 4th Lobby 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

9:00am EDT

Art, Making, and Technology
Art, Making & Technology: Reconciling Practice, Academia, and Activism

Making art with technology brands female artists as political actors due to their limited inclusion. Making art should not be a radical act because of the gender of the artist. Nonetheless as a composer-performer, sometime maker, and academic, my work becomes political because the physicality of my body, gendered female, cannot be erased by those who view my work. Consequently, I choose to occupy a political space to make difficult work, using my location as "female" to explore the affect of bodies and to find ways of making connection around notions of social justice and shared humanity. This talk will unpack how my practice has developed to make work which asks audience to consider how women heal from violence and how social media can propagate sensibilities of social justice. How can you talk with an audience about rape? How can casualty statistics and body counts become personal to Facebook users in a distant country? Through interrogating my practice, I have found a way to reconcile making art with academia and activism. I use this insight to shape how I consider the learning experiences of my students, themselves developing artists, in search of a practice which locates and speaks for them. 



Presenters
avatar for Eve Klein

Eve Klein

Senior Lecturer, Music Technology & Popular Music, University of Queensland
Dr Eve Klein is a lecturer in music technology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is also an operatic mezzo soprano, a composer, and an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. Eve's research is concentrated on music technology, recording cultures and contemporary music. Her current... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Loewe Theatre - Ground Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

21st Century Learning with Quaver
Creativity, Collaboration,Critical Thinking, Leadership, Responsibility and Communication; skills essential for any student to function in this technology based century filled with more digital resources than one can imagine. Find out how QuaverMusic.com provides Music educators the resources to help students practice and apply these skills through the help of singing, dancing, playing instruments, and using technology. Participants in this session will discover all the resources Quaver has to offer and how these help prepare students for the outside world. Be prepared to take away activities and inspiration to use in your classroom with the help of Quaver.

Presenters
avatar for Catie Dwinal

Catie Dwinal

Key Account Rep / Tech Trainer, QuaverMusic.com LLC
"Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Music education from Plymouth State University in Plymouth New Hampshire. She taught elementary general music, chorus, and iPad ensemble in Laconia New Hampshire from 2010 to 2014. Catherine has work experience in educational technology and... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Play A to Start: A Web-based Music Improvisation Game
Play A to Start is an experiment in designing a music learning environment through the lens of game design. The goal of the project is to create a virtual environment that foster musical habits such as practicing and improvisation through play. The main mechanic of the gameplay is driven by a ‘call-and-response’ interaction between the computer and the player. By utilizing the built-in microphone of the computer, the interactive interface provides visual feedback to the actual playing of musical instruments. 

Presenters

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Room 779 - 7th Floor

10:15am EDT

Reimagining Curriculum: An Australian Perspective on Teaching Classical Musicians Collaboration, Improvisation, Performance and Composition though Laptops and Mobile Devices.
This session will present a curriculum mapping of Australian undergraduate music technology courses to highlight trends and gaps in curriculum design as aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework. It will then discuss ways the University of Queensland has rethought its curriculum to respond to the changing skill requirements and industry contexts classical music graduates are facing. This new curriculum is highly practical, and focused on developing skills in collaboration, improvisation, performance and composition using available technologies including laptops, mobile devices and social media platforms. In particular, the program is utilizing Ableton Live, Push 2 and Link-enabled mobile apps in the creation of new performance ensembles and as the focus of creative-music making laboratory classes. This pedagogical approach is being evaluated through a series of pilot studies for its effectiveness and transferability to other practice-centred disciplines within the Australian tertiary sector. The initial results and a showcase of student work will be presented for discussion at IMPACT. 

Presenters
avatar for Eve Klein

Eve Klein

Senior Lecturer, Music Technology & Popular Music, University of Queensland
Dr Eve Klein is a lecturer in music technology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is also an operatic mezzo soprano, a composer, and an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. Eve's research is concentrated on music technology, recording cultures and contemporary music. Her current... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

10:15am EDT

Where Your Creativity At?: Exploring and Understanding Creativity through Music and Technology
Creativity is a popular buzzword in current educational discourse, but what does it really mean? Not only that, but how can you foster creativity in your classroom and work? This session explores creativity through music and technology using research-based theories of creativity to highlight how the creative process has been envisioned, explained, and understood throughout the last century. Through a series of music- and arts-based problems, participants will create, respond, and perform using processes and conventions developed by creativity scholars such as Wallas, Guilford, Csikszenmihalyi, and Sawyer. As a closing activity, participants will be asked to envision ways in which creativity can be fostered in their teaching and learning contexts and provide solid links to praxis. 

Presenters
avatar for Emmett O'Leary

Emmett O'Leary

Assistant Professor, Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam
Dr. Emmett O’Leary is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam. He teaches courses in teacher education, instrumental music education, general music, and music technology. His research interests include music technology, popular music... Read More →
JR

Jesse Rathgeber

Jesse Rathgeber begins his first year as an assistant professor of music education at James Madison University this fall where he will teach courses on general music and contemporary approaches to music education. His research examines the intersection of disability, music learning... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

Music Technology Programs and Performances for STEAM Learning
This session will highlight the activities of Drexel University’s Summer Music Technology (SMT) program, which has served 250 high school students since 2007. Driven by research at the Music & Entertainment Technology Lab (part of the ExCITe Center at Drexel), the SMT program has developed unique curricula and custom apps, which have enabled the development of technology-augmented music performances for large venues, such as the 2015 ISTE Conference, the Philadelphia Science Festival, and the LiveConnections program at World Cafe Live. These programs were developed in partnership with middle and high school performers, combining music and visual content creation apps, orchestration and remixing, web development, and basic electronics. The objective of this session is to highlight how such collaborative activities integrating the performing arts and technology (alongside targeted aspects of engineering, science, and math) with a highly focused objective (public presentation and performance) can lead to improved student engagement and learning experiences.

Presenters
JG

Jeff Gregorio

Jeff Gregorio is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Drexel University’s Music and Entertainment Technology (MET) lab. His experience as an active musician and multi-instrumentalist have catalyzed his research interests in musical interaction design... Read More →
avatar for Youngmoo Kim

Youngmoo Kim

Professor and Director, ExCITe Center, Drexel University
Youngmoo Kim is Director of the Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University and Resident Technologist at Opera Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab and also... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

11:15am EDT

The Leverkuhn: 4 voice electronic board game
Using an arduino and MAX MSP, I designed an electronic board game in which players compete and cooperate to create a composition. The game sits on a 7x7 grid, each square of which sounds a tone across 4 octaves. Each turn is scored in real time for consonance, modulation, proper voice leading, etc. The game is meant to develop composers' skills in 4 part writing, and especially to test the possibilities of modulation. I will present various considerations of the game's design (tuning, scoring, key-finding algorithm) and open the floor for demos.

Presenters
PB

Peter Bradley

Peter Bradley is a graduate of NYU (BA French, Comparative Literature 2009) and Stony Brook (MA Philosophy 2012). He works as a teacher, translator, private tutor and occasionally as a musician. He lives with his wife in Greenpoint.


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Room 779 - 7th Floor

11:15am EDT

Using Music Technology to enhance Middle School General Music
If you want to use technology to enhance, but not replace your curriculum, this is the session for you. From skill building and engagement, to more rigorous activities, iPads and Chromebooks can be used to take students to a higher level, without sacrificing traditional music making.

Presenters
avatar for Karla McClain

Karla McClain

"Karla McClain received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Central Connecticut State University, and her Bachelor of Music Degree in Education from Ohio Wesleyan University. She received her National Board Certification in Early Adolescent/Young Adulthood Music in the Fall... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

12:15pm EDT

Lunch Break (provided)
We will provide lunch, coffee, and soft drinks for all registered attendees.

Saturday August 6, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
Pless Lobby 82 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012

2:00pm EDT

Artistic Pi: Contemporary Piano Curriculum for the Modern Era
Much of today’s popular music is made with sophisticated computer programs capable of an infinite number of sound effects. As the definition of music changes over time with technology, there is also a plethora of ways to interpret these evolving sounds on piano. Artistic Pi explores some of the core characters that define music, including timbre, rhythm and meter, creating novel counterpoint concepts while embracing the fundamental music theory.

Presenters
avatar for Sunny Choi

Sunny Choi

Artistic Pi, MusEDLab
Sunny Choi was born in South Korea, and began Classical piano lessons at age four. At age 12, she immigrated to Canada, where she continued her music training. In 2009, Sunny began to build her concept of "Artistic Piano Interpretation," developing techniques beyond her Classical... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 779 - 7th Floor

2:00pm EDT

Creativity, Community, and Technology with MusicFirst
As technology becomes an essential part of our lives, teachers are expected to integrate technology into all facets of education. While teachers have a wealth of cloud based tools to chose from, it may be hard to find exactly what works and what doesn’t, as well as find innovative uses for these tools. This session will demonstrate a variety of tools for all ages (as well as lesson ideas) that will support creativity and community in the music classroom. Using the cloud based tools and integration of the MusicFirst Online Classroom, session participants will compose, create, and share using tools such as Groovy Music, Morton Subotnick’s Music Academy, Soundation4Education, Noteflight, and more. They will create and compose, share, give and receive feedback on their own work, and reflect on how they can (or cannot) use these techniques and tools in their own classrooms or other settings.

Presenters
avatar for Julianna Mateyko

Julianna Mateyko

Director of Support and Training, MusicFirst
Julianna Mateyko is the Customer Support Manager for MusicFirst. Born in Southern Maine, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Syracuse University and a master’s degree in Music Education at New York University. Julianna’s teaching experiences range from first... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

2:00pm EDT

Interactive Strings – Thinking outside the book, The Next Chapter
Today’s digital native generation of students requires their faculty to reach beyond the printed word and breathe life into the classroom.  This workshop presents ways to incorporate the use of technology in the string classroom to help establish an engaging environment and energizing lessons that yield fast results in a group settings. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Jesus Florido combines his foundation of classical technique with elements of World, Folk, and Jazz music along with improvisation with technology to cultivate creativity from the first lesson.   

Presenters
avatar for Jesus Florido

Jesus Florido

Latin Fiddler Productions
Jesús Florido combines his classical training with his studies of Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Rock, and Fiddle music to create a compelling artistry balanced on a fine axis of musical virtuosity and pure heart. Jesús incorporates the classical philosophies of the violin and many world music... Read More →



Saturday August 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Don't Be Square: Writing the Fluid Rhythms You Hear in Your Head
Standard rhythm notation is not a passive receptacle for conveying a composer’s heard or played intention faithfully; instead, it actively shapes the composed result. This can morph the music away from what the composer intended, often outside the composer’s awareness — especially for less experienced composers. This project responds to a trend among my composition students: those who compose first in staff notation tend to write more simplistic, “square” rhythms, while those who compose first by playing or singing and then transcribing, or by initially entering notes into a piano-roll midi editor — tend to write more subtle, fluid rhythms. More accurate transcription requires more skill. This session tests these ideas via a hands-on assignment, and proposes a yet-to-be-built “beat marking” software tool that would preserve the subtlety of the way people create rhythms in their heads, voices and fingers, while helping them convert those sounds to standard notation more easily.

Presenters
avatar for Robinson McClellan

Robinson McClellan

"Robinson McClellan is a composer, teacher, and music technology obsessive. As a composer he has received commissions, awards and residencies from the Albany, Ft. Worth, and Knox-Galesburg Symphonies, Macalester Concert Choir, Toronto Choral Artists, Parthenia Viol Consort, MacDowell... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Room 779 - 7th Floor

3:00pm EDT

Emerging Adulthood and Music Technology Education
Emerging Adulthood is a new developmental phase between adolescence and adulthood (Arnett, 2000). This new phase occurs between the ages of 18-30 and includes such behaviors as additional risk taking, social identity development, relationship development and sexual exploration. This new developmental phase seems to only affect those above a certain socioeconomic status threshold. However, this age range is typical United States college student / college graduate age. What are the signs a student is in emerging adulthood and how should pedagogy be adjusted? How is this new developmental phase affecting new or pre-service music teachers? How does this affect music technology education? How can we bring our experience as educators to these students in order to foster growth, learning and excitement? 

Presenters
MT

Mike Testa

Mike Testa is a Boston area audio educator, producer and composer. He holds a BM:SRT and an MM:SRT from The University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Cordinator of Music Technology at Salem State University where his research topics include music... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Rotation: Interactive Opera by John Gilbert
Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Black Box Theatre 82 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

Music and Musicianship - Reverse Engineer your Musical Training
The tools available for music creation have developed to the point that creating great sounding music no longer requires copious amounts of equipment, time, formal training, a depth of knowledge or even basic musical skills. What once was a daunting and all consuming journey from musical thought to music production has been become as simple as humming into a mobile device. These tools open up new realms for music creation, but also provide a powerful platform for developing musicianship based on the nature of the student and the community they come from. This session will outline how the process of creating original music with students and performing that music within the community can provide the ideal environment for the development of modern day musicianship skills.

Presenters
avatar for John E Churchville

John E Churchville

Music Education Consultant, Sangeet U.S.A.
John Churchville is a 2 time Grammy Nominated Music Educator, Music Education Consultant, and national presenter for the Bureau of Education Research (BER). He holds a BFA in World Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts, and a Masters in Music Education from The University... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm EDT

The K-12 Music Classroom as a Social Justice Playground.
This hands-on workshop is aimed at transforming our classrooms into safe and fertile playgrounds for social justice through music making. The musical games in this workshop are designed to provide opportunities for interpersonal connections, cross-cultural dialogue, and the musical skills necessary for students to come together as a community of empowered and socially conscious music makers. After analyzing the Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble Olodum’s cover of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us,” the group will collectively choose a social justice topic and then create, refine, and perform an original drum/chant composition responding to that topic. Participants will use their voices, percussion instruments, and MaKey MaKey (an interface to control digital audio with everyday objects), to learn Afro-Brazilian rhythms, orchestration, improvisation, and rhyming schemes to recreate Olodum’s mission of combating discrimination, boost the self-esteem and pride of African-Brazilians, and fight to secure civil and human rights for marginalized people.

Presenters
avatar for Martin Urbach

Martin Urbach

Doctoral Candidate in Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Percussionist Martin (pronounced mar-TEEN) Urbach is a Latinx immigrant, educator, activist and composer. His work in the classroom is based on facilitating liberated spaces for youth to fall in love with music and to promote social justice through music making. He is currently a... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Performance Studio 303 - 3rd Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

4:00pm EDT

Music Composition as Experience: New Strategies for the Modern Classroom
Through a combination of long standing music pedagogies, new technology and a student driven curriculum we can give every student access to the powerful experience of being a composer. The main objective of this workshop is to help educators learn new, progressive techniques that are enhanced by technology and involve a community of musicians and composers. We’ll explore strategies that use technology as well as traditional classroom instruments in a way that gives students the experience of “playing” with theoretical concepts. We’ll examine how a project based composition project can meet the needs of every student in a typical music class while providing a powerful, real world experience of being a composer. Finally, we will see how in a connected world it is now feasible to have every composition performed by a live ensemble either onsite or remotely. 

Presenters
avatar for Matt McLean

Matt McLean

Director, Young Composers & Improvisors Workshop
Matt McLean is a full time music teacher at Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. Matt is the founding director of Young Composer & Improvisors Workshop a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing composition to the music classroom. Having over 19 years of full... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 779 - 7th Floor

4:00pm EDT

Rethinking the Conductor
Figure is a new application which allows digital scores or instructions to be delivered to individual performers via a networked screen interface encouraging a new way to arrange and direct ensembles in realtime.

Notated music is often pre written, rehearsed and played in a very similar way each performance. There is a composer that writes the music, a conductor who administers that music, and performers who execute it. The musical outcome is often quite predictable and there is not a large amount of "freedom" granted to the performers in the moment. It is something of a top-down hierarchy of organization. On the other hand, purely "freely" improvised music involves a more evenly distributed responsibility in which each citizen of a musical ensemble becomes the conductor, composer, and performer at the same time. The compositional possibilities between these two extremes become more intriguing than ever by incorporating networked and screen based strategies for composition and education.


Presenters
JP

Justin Peake

Research Fellow, NYU - ITP
Justin Peake is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and multimedia designer who has been working since 2006 at the intersection of jazz, improvisation, new music composition, and experimental performance. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy focusing on Science, Cognition... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

7:00pm EDT

Afterparty at West Third Common
Celebrate our awesome weekend of collaboration and learning at an NYU favorite. Cash bar and food available.

Saturday August 6, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
West 3rd Common 1 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012

7:30pm EDT

Rotation: Interactive Opera by John Gilbert
TBD

Saturday August 6, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Black Box Theatre 82 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012