The skywalker hand, a prosthetic hand designed to help amputees play music, plays the piano.

We Design the Future of Music

We Design the Future of Music

We’re a different kind of music school. We teach our students to master today’s latest music technologies, and give them the tools to design the future of how we create and experience music.

Snehesh Nag, a graduate student, playing a sitar.

Atlanta: A City of Music, Culture, and Opportunity

Atlanta is one of the country's major cultural capitals, home to Grammy-winning artists in styles ranging from classical to hip hop. 

Georgia Tech is at the center of it all: Our students are part of the city's music and technology scene, and Atlanta's musical leaders recognize the value our students bring to their industries.

Jason Freeman teaching in front of a projector screen showing lines of code.

Learn More About Music Tech From Our Faculty

Our faculty hold a wealth of knowledge on the latest cutting edge technology that can be used to make music.

Recently the School chair, Jason Freeman, released a free video series teaching students how to use VCV Rack, an open source modular synthesizer software. No prior experience is needed.

Our Recent Work

Our faculty publish their research and academic advancement to several professional journals, as well as to SmarTech, the Georgia Tech library’s repository for Institute intellectual property. Use the links below to experience some of our most recent work!

Freeman, Jason, et al.

"EarSketch: Engaging Broad Populations in Computing Through Music."

Pati, Ashis and Lerch, Alexander

"Attribute-based Regularization of VAE Latent Spaces"

Ting, Chaowen

"When Repertoire is Curriculum: What We Do Not Teach in Collegiate Orchestras"
Music Tech Student Ally Stout posing in a dress in front of the stage for the 2020 Grammy Awards.

Music Tech is Different Here

Students who are passionate musicians that are also interested in engineering, robotics, computing, and science, can feel like they have to choose one interest over the other in their academic life. Our students were excited to find a major that engages their artistic and technical sides in equal measure. 

Grace Leslie wearing a cap with wires designed to measure brain waves, while sitting in front of a small studio console.

Making Music with Brain Waves and Heartbeats

Georgia Tech School of Music professor Grace Leslie was recently featured on Science Friday, a program that spotlights entertaining and educational stories about science and technology. In the video, she discusses how she uses her brain and body to compose music, and how she develops new technologies in her research.


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