Music Encoding Conferece

Music Encoding Conferece

The Music Encoding Conference is the annual focal point for the Music Encoding Initiative community. Music encoding is a critical component of the emerging fields of digital musicology, digital editions, symbolic music information retrieval, and others. At the centre of these fields, the Music Encoding Conference has emerged as an important cross-disciplinary venue for theorists, musicologists, librarians, and technologists to meet and discuss new advances in their fields. This year’s theme “Encoding and Performance” will explore the relationship between music encoding and performance practice, such as digital dynamic scores, use of encoded music for pedagogical purposes related to performance, and speculation about future interconnections.

Tuesday, May 22

Workshops McKeldin Library

Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday May 24

Main conference at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Gildenhorn Recital Hall and Grand Pavilion

Friday, May 25

MEI community meeting and “unconference” at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanites (MITH) Hornbake Library


Anna Kijas
Anna Kijas
Senior Digital Scholarship LibrarianBoston College

Anna E. Kijas is a Music Librarian and Head of Lilly Music Library at Tufts University. She is interested in exploring the affordances and application of digital humanities tools and methods in historical (music) research, the application of standards, including TEI and MEI, for open access research and publishing, and the use of minimal computing. She also explores and writes about topics in nineteenth century music with a focus on gender, women, and performance criticism and reception. Anna recently published a book entitled "The Life and Music of Teresa Carreño (1853-1917): A Guide to Research", and developed a digital project, which documents Carreño's performance career with primary source materials, metadata, and transcriptions, as well as explores her performances and texts through data analysis and visualization tools. She writes about using digital humanities tools and methods to explore, visualize, and augment scholarship. Anna is currently serving on the Executive Council for the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), is Chair of the Affiliation and Liaisons Committee (ACH), and Chair of the Organizing Committee for the upcoming Music Encoding Conference (2020).

John Rink
Professor of Musical Performance Studies and Director of Studies in MusicSt. John's CollegeUniversity of Cambridge