School of Music 2005-2007 Academic Bulletin
|Academic CoursesHonors and Music Information Technology|
Music Information Technology
N399 Honors Seminar in Music (3 cr.) P: Admission to the School of Music undergraduate honors program. Reading and discussion in special topics ranging from performance practice to music and culture.
N499 Honors Project in Music (3 cr.)* P: N399 Honors Seminar in Music and approval of the school honors committee. For honors students only.
N364 Music Information Representation, Search, and Retrieval (3 cr.) P: Enrollment limited to students in the School of Informatics or permission of instructor. A comparative survey of computer-based representation schemes for music, including those oriented toward music notation, music performance, and music analysis. Overview of tools for computer-assisted music analysis using selected representation schemes.
N560 Introduction to Music Informatics (3 cr.) P: Major, minor, or outside area standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. History, issues, and applications in music information technology. Survey of various types of musical information. Introduction to digital musical media, including data standards and processing; database structure and organization standards and processing; database structure and organization of audio-, score-, and textfile objects; and discussion of copyright issues.
N561 MIDI and Computer Music (3 cr.) P: Graduate standing. Basics of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface system, its software, and instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations (synthesizers, digital samplers). In-depth study of MIDI sequencing, digital audio editing, and the architecture of electronic instruments. A final project and a paper on a computer music topic are required.
N562 Electronic Text Processing and Distribution (3 cr.) P: Advanced, demonstrable skill with at least one computing application (e.g., programming language or a word processing, database, or spreadsheet program). M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography strongly recommended. Introduction to issues and processes in the electronic manipulation of text and graphics, including hardware and software, electronic journals, full- and partial-text databases, optical character recognition, copyright, network distribution, page layout and conventional publication, and financial support (publishers, academic and commercial institutions, and federal agencies).
N563 Developing Computer-Based Music Instruction (3 cr.) P: Major, minor, or outside area standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. Overview of the instructional design process, learning theories, user-interface design, and delivery of computer-based music learning. Survey of authoring tools.
N564 Music Information Representation, Search, and Retrieval (3 cr.) P: Major, minor, or outside area standing inMusic Informatics or Music Information Technology. A comprehensive, comparative study of computer-based representation schemes for music, including those oriented toward music notation, music performance, and music analysis. Overview of musical metadata. Techniques and tools for search and retrieval of musical information.
N565 Music Information Processing: Symbolic (3 cr.) P: Major, minor, or outside area standing in Music Informatics or Music Information Technology. Methodology and applications to algorithmically annotate, understand, recognize, and categorize music in symbolic form.
N568 Topics in Music Information Technology (3 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for different topics.
N569 Independent Research in Music Information Technology (3cr.) P: Admission to the Music Information Technology minor. Independent research in music information technology.
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