Music Encoding Conference 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:00am to Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:00am

You are cordially invited to attend the Music Encoding Conference 2014, which will be held 20-23 May at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. 

The encoding of symbolic music data opens new research paths to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis) and computational musicology, and constitutes a foundational tool for music bibliography and librarianship. The quest for a coherent and universal system for the digital representation of music notation has been pursued for decades and the recent accomplishments of the Music Encoding Initiative have garnered a great deal of attention in a wide range of music scholarship and in the broader digital humanities. 

This conference aims to gather specialists in all the above areas, to discuss the current state of modeling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange experiences, report on successful projects on major collections and composers, and to forge collaborations for future projects. 

The program opens on Tuesday, May 20th with a pre-conference day devoted to workshops/tutorials on MEI and its application to scholarly publication, followed by two days of papers and poster presentations covering various theoretical and practical issues in research and publishing, and a round-table on production and distribution of digital music editions. This year’s keynote speaker is Professor Tim Crawford, a performer and musicologist who has been active for years in promoting the use of technology in music research, now engaged in a major project funded by the British government "Transforming Musicology". The program is completed by a "Hack Day" on Friday, May 23: an opportunity for everyone interested in using and improving MEI — developers, librarians, musicologists, editors, publishers — to investigate the topics they're most interested in.

More details regarding the program, venue, registration and accommodation are available on the conference website at  
Registration will close on 30 April 2014.

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