Interactive Multimedia Environment for Technology Enhanced Music Education and Creative Collaborative Composition and Performance

i-Maestro project aims to explore novel solutions for music training in both theory and performance, building on recent innovations resulting from the development of computer and information technologies, by exploiting new pedagogical paradigms with cooperative and interactive self-learning environments, gestural interfaces, and augmented instruments, with computer-assisted tuition in classrooms to offer technology-enhanced environments for ear- and practical-training, creativity-, analysis-, and theory-training, ensemble playing, composition, etc.

The main technical objectives of the projects include: basic research and development on new solutions and enabling technologies to support traditional pedagogical paradigms for music training; novel pedagogical paradigms, such as cooperative-working, self-learning and class-studying, with particular focus on Symbolic Training paradigms and Practice Training paradigms for string instruments exploring interactive, gesture-based, and creative tools; and a framework for technology-enhanced music educational models and tools to support the creation of flexible and personalisable e-learning courses to improve accessibility to the musical knowledge.

Project Details

Project funded by: EU
Project Duration: 10/05 - 09/08
Project Partners: ICSRiM - University of Leeds (GB), Fundación Albéniz (Es),Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Fondazione (IT),Universita' Degli Studi Di Firenze - Dipartimento Di Sistemi e Informatica (I),Extreme Information Technology (I), The Dutch Federation of Libraries for the Blind (NL), University of Reading (GB),Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (FR), City University (GB), Sibelius Software Ltd (GB)
Project Homepage: www.imaestro.org