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Wednesday, August 2
 

10:15am

Augmented Programmatic Music
This interactive session explores augmenting programmatic music through a variety of technology. The session begins with a brief presentation on how we augmented programmatic music performed by a community band I worked with. Following the brief presentation, we will work together to augment a programmatic piece of music. 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 or tablet is recommended for this session. This session will begin with a brief presentation on how I was asked to come up with ways to augment a traditional ensemble using a variety of technology. I will provide examples, discuss the process we took for each piece, and provide a behind the scenes look at the software (Ableton) and MIDI controllers we used. For instance, in the piece “Mekong” by Robert W. Smith, which is a programmatic piece about the Vietnam War, we augmented the ensemble by triggering water, plane, helicopter, gun, napalm, and other sounds to enhance the story of the piece. Following this brief presentation (most likely less than 20 minutes), we will select programmatic music and work in groups to come up with ways we can augment an music excerpt using the technology we have (I will bring some MIDI controllers to use with Ableton, and I will encourage others to download Soundplant). Once everyone starts working, I will walk around and facilitate by asking questions and guiding people through problem solving. The session will conclude with a discussion on how our classes might explore augmenting performances in the places we work.

Speakers
avatar for Jared O'Leary

Jared O'Leary

Lead Coding Curriculum Developer and Consultant, BootUp
I am a multiplicity who explores the nexus of music, technology, computer science, video games, participatory culture, and more. Visit my website to stay up do date with my latest research and connect on various networks.


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

10:15am

Creating a Sonic Signature: Musical Being and Sound Identity
In this experiential session we will work through a series of exercises with the end goal of creating “sonic signatures”—micro-compositions of just a few seconds that represent the individual as a musical being, broadly defined. Creating a sonic signature is typically associated with marketing (consider for example, the “Mac sound,” or the “Intel sound”), but engaging in this exercise can also serve as a way for teachers and learners to: (1) reflect and share on how they experience and make meaning from music in everyday life, (2) consider how these experiences shape their respective personal identities, and (3) create representations of these identities through the visual and sonic arts. As facilitators of this session we will guide participants through three exercises. In the first exercise, we’ll examine how we perceive ourselves as musical beings using storytelling and visual collage strategies. In the storytelling approach, participants, in small groups, share personally meaningful anecdotes from their lived experiences engaging with music. The collage approach takes a different tack by having participants construct a visual representation of their musical identity by cutting/pasting images from magazines and other print-based media (or doing the equivalent digitally using online image archives and Google slides or Prezi). Building on these initial exercises, we’ll then work together in small groups to distill the essence of our identities to 1-3 concise “identity statements” (e.g., “music is a way for me to enter into another space”). Finally, participants will individually create a sonic signature that serves as a representation in sound of their identity statements, composed within a DAW context (no previous experience necessary) by manipulating and organizing found or newly created sounds. To conclude the session, we’ll share with each other our sonic signatures and the meaning(s) behind them.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Patrick Bell

Adam Patrick Bell

Assistant Professor, 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, Canada. He has written several peer-reviewed articles and chapters on the topics of music technology in music education, and disability in music... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

3:00pm

Every Kid a Composer: Is there an App for that?
How much can we expect computer tools to contribute to the creative process, in the music classroom and beyond? After a quick look at some early software designed to help kids construct their own music, you'll be encouraged to respond to the session title's question. Come and share in a lively discussion!

Speakers
avatar for Sterling Beckwith

Sterling Beckwith

Music & Humanities, York University
What makes people want to compose music? Does music need the Maker Movement -- or vice versa?


Wednesday August 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm

Making, Participating, and Community-building: JMUke and Places of Music Learning

In this session, faculty and students involved in the JMUke project will: (a) review relevant research literature related to informal and participatory learning as well as the intersection of maker culture and music learning; (b) facilitate a truncated JMUke session in which participants build and play ukuleles; and (c) facilitate a discussion exploring possibilities for integrating participatory and/or community-based experiences into music courses (and other arts-based courses). Throughout, presenters will discuss elements of experience design and social impact related to JMUke project (drawing on data generated at actual JMUke events hosted by students).

At JMU and in the surrounding community, most opportunities for individuals to experience music are presentational in nature. While these may be meaningful experiences for some, the prevalence of presentational music may limit music-making opportunities for community members. Recent research indicates that existing presentational music groups engage only 10-20% of K-12 students nationally, and just 5% of American adults identify as participants in community presentational music making. JMUke, a project funded by a JMU Faculty Senate Mini-Grant, attempts to address this problem by engaging undergraduate music students through using technologies and pedagogical techniques heretofore underrepresented in their pre-service teacher education. Students participating in this project build ukuleles and plan participatory music making/learning events at various locations in the community, addressing various populations (e.g., children, adults, families).



Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Bross

Lindsey Bross

Lindsey Bross is an undergraduate student at James Madison University. She is pursuing a B.M. in Music Education (concentration in Voice) and a B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages (concentration in French) and Interdisciplinary Religions. In her spare time, Lindsey is active as President... Read More →
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Andrew Foote

Andrew Foote is a tuba player, majoring in Music Education at James Madison University. He performs in the award winning JMU Brass Band, including an appearance at the RNCM in Manchester, UK in January 2017. He is an active member of the Marching Royal Dukes, JMUke, NAfMEC, Massanutten... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Rathgeber

Jesse Rathgeber

Assistant Professor, James Madison University
Considering Tinkering with Music through Technology
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 →
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David Stringham

David A. Stringham has taught music to students in public, private, university, and community settings. His research interests include composition, improvisation, music technology, and lifelong musicianship. His most recent publications appear in Bulletin of the Council for Research... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
La Guardia Co-op Lower Level 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm

Your Privilege is Showing
Your Privilege Is Showing is both a card game and an experience that enables participants to use real world examples of bias as catalyst for self and community change. This session will give the audience the chance to experience the game themselves. Participants will further discuss why having these conversations are beneficial to supporting a more intentional environment for people and institutions to recognize problematic language and behaviors. 

Speakers
avatar for Lillian Medville

Lillian Medville

Lillian Medville is the creator and facilitator of Your Privilege isShowing. She developed this unique experience-based card game thatallows for conversations about privilege and social justice throughher own personal evolution with understanding culture and power. Shehas brought... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012
 
Thursday, August 3
 

10:15am

Immersive Yoga DJ Experience

This next-level, interactive, immersive, music and movement experience is inspired by the the old and the new…fusing together long-held beliefs and practices around sound, vibration, instrumentation, visualization and movement/mindful practices combined with modern, state-of-the-art technology to deliver a more robust, immersive, powerful experience.  This session is designed to offer a peak, transformative experience by bringing together and connecting individuals in a safe, non-judgemental setting, and giving them the best sounds, digital visual elements and guided movement practice that interact seamlessly to create a powerful, sensory experience to deepen your practice and connection to yourself and each other.  


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Pabst

Jamie Pabst

Founder, SpiriTune, Inc.
Jamie Pabst is a finance professional and DJ based in NYC and founder of SpiriTune, Inc., her entrepreneurial venture built to explore the relationship between music and physiology. Having worked within the VC and Institutional investment world, her recent focus is on researching... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Pless Acting Studio (basement of Pless Hall) 36 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm

Sound Baths in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Alex Falk

Alex Falk

Alex Falk is a Sound Therapy Practitioner, Meditation Teacher, and Music Educator. He is dedicated to exploring the intersectionality of Hip-Hop, music, culture, art, and communication as they relate to the healing modalities of sound therapy and meditation.  Currently Alex is... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pless Acting Studio (basement of Pless Hall) 36 Washington Place, New York, NY 10012

3:00pm

INVASION: Building An Interactive Movement Installation
INVASION is an interactive installation where the movements of those entering the space represent visual content that is sampled, manipulated in real time, and projected on to a series of layered screens. It proposes an alternate approach to dance-making, presentation, and production in response to several emerging trends: hybrid art forms, the infiltration of live performance into contemporary art museums, interactivity, and the rise of the “selfie” culture. When entering the installation, participants are asked to stand in front of a Kinect camera that creates 3-D scans of their movement. These scans are then inputted into Z-Vector, a new sound reactive visualization tool using camera-based depth sensors. The technology allows “invaders” to become both the performers and interpreters of the installation’s content. They experience an endless feedback loop where they witness their moving bodies, respond (or not) to the projected images, and thereby generate further content for their experience. INVASION challenges pre-conceived notions of dance, thrusting those who do not even consider themselves dancers into corporeal exploration. The installation is visual, performative, and responsive, creating a rich experience where “invaders” move, play, and live inside a real-time, artistic process. This movement session will explore the educational applications of an interactive installation, whereby students can become “invaders”. Participants will learn how they can create a simple, low-cost version of the installation structure that allows students to explore improvisational and choreographic possibilities in terms of content, sequencing, repetition, and development. They will then have an opportunity to experience both improvising in front of the Kinect camera as well as sampling and manipulating movement material using Z Vector.

Speakers
avatar for jillian harris

jillian harris

An Associate Professor of Dance at Temple University, JILLIAN HARRIS explores dance's intersection with other mediums. She has had a distinguished professional career, touring nationally and internationally with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. She appeared... Read More →


Thursday August 3, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
La Guardia Co-op Lower Level 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

4:00pm

Ed Sullivan Fellows: A Research Evaluation
This session will document the timeline and evolution of the Ed Sullivan Fellows Program, as well as share preliminary research findings around the impact of the program as reported by participants. 

Speakers
avatar for Shay Ase

Shay Ase

Artist, Activist, Social Entrepreneur
Shay Ase is a Brooklyn,NY native who uses music as a tool to create change in her community. Growing up, her engagement in the arts and activism has exposed her to the importance of creativity and the magnitude of its influence on society. Shay Ase uses her music to inspire and manifest... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Ehrenfeld

Jamie Ehrenfeld

Creative Education Fellow, Project Manager- Ed Sullivan Fellowship, NYU Music Experience Design Lab
Jamie Ehrenfeld is a community and school based music educator, currently working as project manager with the Ed Sullivan Fellowship at NYU MusEDLab and as a vocal music educator in Brooklyn, NY. https://soundcloud.com/nyuedsullivanfellows
avatar for Jamie Ehrenfeld

Jamie Ehrenfeld

CORE Music; MusEDLab Creative Educator
Jamie Ehrenfeld is a public school music educator turned artist manager and Creative Education Fellow with the Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab) at NYU. She is the founder of CORE Music, and has previously served as Fresh Education Coordinator with Urban Arts Partnership and... Read More →
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Herby Mizani

CEO, VaporTrails Music


Thursday August 3, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012
 
Friday, August 4
 

10:15am

Interface as Experience, Student as Designer
In this interactive session, we will make music and explore how design (of experience and interface) shapes musical experience and meaning. Participants will interact dialogically with musical tools, collaboratively remake interfaces, and discuss how teachers might, through interface and experience design, empower students to transform curricula.

Speakers
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 →


Friday August 4, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
La Guardia Co-op Computer Lab 539 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
 
Saturday, August 5
 

12:00pm

Opening Short Talks
Moderators
avatar for Alex Ruthmann

Alex Ruthmann

Director, NYU Music Experience Design Lab, NYU Steinhardt

Speakers
avatar for Shay Ase

Shay Ase

Artist, Activist, Social Entrepreneur
Shay Ase is a Brooklyn,NY native who uses music as a tool to create change in her community. Growing up, her engagement in the arts and activism has exposed her to the importance of creativity and the magnitude of its influence on society. Shay Ase uses her music to inspire and manifest... Read More →
avatar for Bilingual Birdies

Bilingual Birdies

CEO, Bilingual Birdies
Bilingual Birdies is a foreign language and live music program for young children in New York City and San Francisco. We teach Spanish, French, Mandarin and Hebrew in preschools and community centers. Our mission is to teach cross-cultural awareness through our live music curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg

Instrumental Music and Music Technology Teacher, P.S. 177
I'm grateful to be able to draw on my expertise and experience as a professional musician, as well as my growing knowledge of currently available music technologies, to help provide for the essential artistic outlet so critical to the growth, well being and expression of the Special... Read More →
avatar for Michela Ledwidge

Michela Ledwidge

Mod
Maker of shows and show tools. Available to help and crewing up for new titles http://modprods.com http://michelaledwidge.com
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Jamel Mims

Jam No Peanut is a rapper, interactive media artist, and revolutionary bringing trap music and technology to the fight against mass incarceration and police terror. A Fulbright Scholar and organizer who has faced jail time with Cornel West, and organized nationwide demonstrations... Read More →
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Augustina Warton

For the past 10 years Augustina has worked designing programs, workshops and curriculum with the purpose of providing a platform for young people to creatively engage and respond to the world around them through the arts. As an artivist and educator her work is process-based and aims... Read More →


Saturday August 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spotify Headquarters (3rd Floor) 45 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011