The School of Music combines tradition and technology to create unique and exciting opportunities for students in all academic programs. There are a myriad of ensemble experiences, music technology classes, and course sequences in history, literature, and theory.

Undergraduate students can participate in one of three Music Minors and graduate students can apply for the Master of Science and PhD in Music Technology. The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology supports interdisciplinary research groups, entrepreneurial projects, and special events.

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  • Storage in Collaborative Networked Art 

    Freeman, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This chapter outlines some of the challenges and opportunities associated with storage in networked art. Using comparative analyses of collaborative networked music as a starting point, this chapter explores how networked ...
  • Enhancing stroke generation and expressivity in robotic drummers - A generative physics model approach 

    Edakkattil Gopinath, Deepak (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-24)
    The goal of this master's thesis research is to enhance the stroke generation capabilities and musical expressivity in robotic drummers. The approach adopted is to understand the physics of human fingers-drumstick-drumhead ...
  • Supervised feature learning via sparse coding for music information rerieval 

    O'Brien, Cian John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-24)
    This thesis explores the ideas of feature learning and sparse coding for Music Information Retrieval (MIR). Sparse coding is an algorithm which aims to learn new feature representations from data automatically. In contrast ...
  • Analog synthesizers in the classroom: How creative play, musical composition, and project-based learning can enhance STEM standard literacy and self-efficacy 

    Howe, Christopher David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-24)
    The state of STEM education in America's high schools is currently in flux, with billions annually being poured into the NSF to increase national STEM literacy. Hands-on project-based learning interventions in the STEM ...
  • Lecture & Demonstration / Young Guru 

    Keaton, Gimel (Young Guru) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-05)
    Grammy winning, hip-hop audio engineer Young Guru, who engineered 10 of Jay-Z’s 11 albums, returned to Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 5 for a far-reaching discussion on hip-hop and its history, the art of audio engineering, ...
  • Young Guru and Nettrice Gaskins 

    Keaton, Gimel (Young Guru); Gaskins, Nettrice (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-05)
    Digital Media PhD student Nettrice Gaskins had the opportunity to interview with Young Guru and moderate questions on March 5, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Clough Commons 4th floor study area. Gaskins became interested ...
  • Audience participation using mobile phones as musical instruments 

    Lee, Sang Won (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-21)
    This research aims at a music piece for audience participation using mobile phones as musical instruments in a music concert setting. Inspired by the ubiquity of smart phones, I attempted to accomplish audience engagement ...
  • A sonification of Kepler space telescope star data 

    Winton, Riley J.; Gable, Thomas M.; Schuett, Jonathan; Walker, Bruce N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    A performing artist group interested in including a sonification of star data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope in their next album release approached the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab for assistance in the process. The ...
  • Exploring 3D audio for brain sonification 

    Schmele, Timothy; Gomez, Imanol (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    Brain activity data, measured by functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), produces extremely high dimensional, sparse and noisy signals which are difficult to visualize, monitor and analyze. The use of spatial music ...
  • "Trained ears" and "correlation coefficients": A social science perspective on sonification 

    Supper, Alexandra (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    This paper presents a social science perspective on the field of sonification research. Adopting a perspective informed by constructivist science and technology studies (STS), the paper begins by arguing why sonification ...
  • Sonifying ECoG seizure data with overtone mapping: a strategy for creating auditory gestalt from correlated multichannel data 

    Terasawa, Hiroko; Parvizi, Josef; Chafe, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    This paper introduces a mapping method, harmonic mapping, which projects multichannel time-series data onto a harmonic series structure. Because of the common fate effect of gestalt principle, correlated signals are perceived ...
  • Perceptual effects of auditory information about own and other movements 

    Schmitz, Gerd; Effenberg, Alfred O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    In sport accurate predictions of other persons’ movements are essential. Former studies have shown that predictions can be enhanced by mapping movements onto sound (sonification) and providing audiovisual feedback [1]. The ...
  • Sonic Window #1 [2011] — A Real Time Sonification 

    Vigani, Andrea (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    This is a real time audio installation in Max/MSP. It is a sonification of an abstract process: the writing on Twitter about music listening experiences on the web by people around the world. My purpose is not to sonify ...
  • Chirping Stars 

    Vogt, Katharina; Goudarzi, Visda; Höldrich, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    Chirping Stars is a concept for a tape piece of a sonification of Twitter data. A snapshot of the popularity of musicians, randomly drawn in March 2012, yielded eight of the most popular stars at that time. Data of their ...
  • Evaluation of a Matlab-based Virtual Audio Simulator with HRTF-Synthesis and Headphone Equalization 

    Wersényi, György (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    Virtual audio simulators are the basic tools for localization experiments focusing on the parameters of the applied HRTFs. This paper presents a software solution capable of playback monotic wave files, setting the ...
  • New Directions for Sonification of Expressive Movement in Music 

    Winters, R. Michael; Wanderley, Marcelo M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    Expert musical performance is rich with visual cues that facilitate expressive communication. Previous sonifications in this domain have evaluated the saliency of mapping based upon a sound's direct visual correspondence. ...
  • SysSon - a systematic procedure to develop sonifications 

    Vogt, Katharina; Goudarzi, Visda; Höldrich, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    The newly started research project SysSon will develop a systematic procedure to develop sonifications, and test the procedure with climate data. The SysSon approach addresses the relevant obsta cles that are met when ...
  • Acoustic feedback training in adaptive rowing 

    Schaffert, Nina; Mattes, Klaus (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    Acoustic information contributes to the timing of human movements as sound conveys time-critical structures subliminally. That is of crucial importance for the technique training in high performance sports, where a successful ...
  • Hearing Nano-Structures: A Case Study in Timbral Sonification 

    Schedel, Margaret; Yager, Kevin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    We explore the sonification of x-ray scattering data, which are two-dimensional arrays of intensity whose meaning is obscure and non-intuitive. Direct mapping of the experimental data into sound is found to produce timbral ...
  • Sonification as a social right implementation 

    Revuelta Sanz, Pablo; Ruiz-Mezcua, Belén; Sánchez Pena, Jose M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
    The rights discussion begins in Europe, with Modernity, in the 17th century. In this historical moment, social and equal rights are supposed to be universal, and are used to fight against absolutism and the religion ...

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