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13 Nov 2017

Music Encoding Conference

By | 2017-11-13T11:25:17+00:00 Mon, Nov 13, 2017|

The Music Encoding Conference is the annual focal point for the Music Encoding Initiative community (http://music-encoding.org). The 2018 conference is being hosted by MITH and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library between May 22 - 25. For the first time, the conference will have a theme: “Encoding and Performance.” Music encoding is a critical component

27 Sep 2017

Announcing the Music Encoding Conference 2018 Call for Proposals

By | 2017-11-06T11:19:23+00:00 Wed, Sep 27, 2017|Alerts, Events, Opportunities|

** Deadline extended until November 15 11:59pm EST ** Submit at https://www.conftool.net/music-encoding2018 The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library invite you to participate in the 2018 Music Encoding Conference with the theme: “Encoding and Performance”. Date: 23 – 24 May 2018 (with pre-conference workshops on 22 May and an

17 Jul 2017

Musical Theatre Studies Blog

By | 2017-07-17T13:44:54+00:00 Mon, Jul 17, 2017|

In 2007, MITH worked with former Associate Director Doug Reside to develop and host an online blog called Musical Theatre Studies, an online hub for news and discussion relating to the academic study of musical theatre which featured calls for papers, academic job opportunities, book reviews, and other news items of interest to the musical theatre scholarly community. The blog was maintained sporadically until 2009, and MITH now maintains it as a legacy website. 

28 Mar 2017

Joanna Swafford Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-04-10T10:57:25+00:00 Tue, Mar 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

Although poetry is often treated as silent print on the page, this talk details how digital tools can augment poetry’s aural and performed dimensions. The talk presents three such digital projects: Songs of the Victorians, an archive and analysis of musical settings of famous Victorian poems, Augmented Notes, a tool for creating digital scores

27 Feb 2017

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM)

By | 2017-03-27T13:21:45+00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017|

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM) will extend the idea of the quotable text for music in an innovative and open way. The focal point of our inquiry is the so-called “imitation” Mass, a Renaissance musical genre notable for the ways in which its composers derived new, large-scale works from pre-existing ones.

8 Jul 2015

Spain/Online

By | 2015-12-21T17:51:32+00:00 Wed, Jul 8, 2015|

In Fall 2000, the University of Maryland School of Music voted unanimously to begin offering its Masters of Ethnomusicology program in a combined residential/online program with the goal of targeting students in Latin America and Spain through courses taught primarily in Spanish. Former MITH Faculty Fellow Carolina Robertson, who eventually worked on the Narratives That Heal project, collaborated with MITH on the development of the online learning environment for this Distributed Learning Masters, making Spain/Online an early 'MITH Affiliate.' 

28 Jul 2014

Enhancing Music Notation Addressability

By | 2017-07-10T11:30:21+00:00 Mon, Jul 28, 2014|

EMA is a collaboration with the Du Chemin: Lost Voices project (Haverford College), which is reconstructing songs printed by Nicholas Du Chemin between 1549 and 1568 in Paris. We will work on music analyses already produced by students and scholars as part of the Du Chemin project and re-model them as Linked Open Data nanopublications.

7 Aug 2013

Improving MEI to VexFlow

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:16+00:00 Wed, Aug 7, 2013|Community, Research|

MEI to VexFlow is a JavaScript library used to render music notation encoded according to the  Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) format. MEI is a community-driven effort to create a commonly-accepted, digital, symbolic representation of music notation documents, while keeping in mind the needs of textual scholars and the Digital Humanities. The three-month project supported by

7 Feb 2012

Music Theatre Online

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:45+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

Music Theatre Online, based at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, is a digital archive of texts, images, video, and audio files relating to musical theater. The best printed editions of musical theater texts cannot fully provide the experience of simultaneous expression of verbal, musical, and terpsichorean languages so necessary to fully understand the art form. Using the multimedia capabilities of the modern web browser, we created a better framework for studying these important works of drama.