NYU Shanghai Workshop

Play With Your Music
Alex Ruthmann
Date & Time
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:00
Room 102, 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Come explore new ways of stepping inside your favorite music to jam, create, code, and learn. This workshop will explore physical/digital interfaces for music making, web-based audio, and MIDI sites for playing with your favorite music. We’ll explore interdisciplinary connections among coding, music, technology, and creative expression.

S. Alex Ruthmann is Director of Music Education, and the Director of the NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab) at NYU Steinhardt. The MusEDLab researches and designs new technologies for music making, learning and engagement together with industry and community partners. He and his collaborators are the recipients of multiple National Science Foundation grants exploring the interdisciplinary teaching of computational and musical thinking, and commercialization strategies for music and media education technologies.

Ruthmann is Co-Editor of the new Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education, and the Routledge Companion to Music, Technology and Education. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, and a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the British Journal of Music Education, Journal of Popular Music Education, and the Journal of Music and Meaning. He is Past President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Past Chair of the Creativity Special Research Interest Group of the Society for Research in Music Education, and Past Co-Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts. Ruthmann received an interdisciplinary B.Mus. degree from the University of Michigan in Music and Technology, and M.Mus. and Ph.D. degrees in Music Education from Oakland University. Active in social media, you can follow his curated posts on music learning, teaching and technology at @alexruthmann on Twitter.

Introduction and moderation by Adam Brandenburger, J.P. Valles Professor, Stern School of Business; Distinguished Professor, Tandon School of Engineering, NYU; Director of the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation. Sponsored by the Program on Creativity + Innovation.

Location & Details

To our visitors

  • RSVP may be required for this event.  Please check event details
  • Visitors will need to present a photo ID at the entrance
  • There is no public parking on campus
  • Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
  • Taxi card


Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B

Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987