Music, Science, & Society

This initiative researches and develops intersections between music, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

Research and Development Labs

Music and Media Arts MakerSpaces

CITME is currently researching and developing a music and media arts makerspace on campus to connect digital culture; arts, media, and engineering; and music education students. The first phase of the project focuses on developing a culture among students and faculty to collaborate on music and media arts makerspace projects. During phase 2 we will test several projects in the context of local schools and community venues.

This project is generously funded by a HIDA Research Council Seed Grant.

Musical Instruments & Interfaces

CITME members integrate electronic instruments, digital technology, computers, alternative controllers, and software in music classrooms to determine the potential for these technologies in music education and how they might be used as creative and expressive tools for music making. This module thus provides music educators, the creators of new instruments/interfaces/technologies, and companies with naturalistic environments and feedback regarding pedagogical and curricular implications for new technologies in music teaching and learning. We actively seek partnerships with music industry, inventors, designers, entrepreneurs, and others interested in expanding possibilities for music education.

Coding, Programming, and Computational Thinking with and through Music

CITME members and music education students involved in related projects work in varied coding, programming, and computational thinking in relation to music. Projects range from developing interactive music engagement with SCRATCH to programming musical environments with MAX.


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