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.

Music at Tech

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Undergraduate Programs

Learn more about our Undergraduate program, and the minors we offer.
Music robot Shimon plays the marimba

Graduate Programs

Read about our Master of Science and Ph. D degrees in Music Technology.
The Rock & Pop Ensemble rehearsing.

Ensembles

Learn more about the numerous ensemble classes offered by the School of Music.
Ph.D. candidate Mike Winters playing a Theramin while wearing a brain scan cap.

Research

Look into the various research labs at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology.
Dániel Váczi shows the Glissotar to School of Music students

Students Touch the Future of Music at Guthman Competition

For Georgia Tech's music technology majors, the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition represents the pinnacle event of their creative study and research. Students help produce the concert, exhibit their work, and learn from the judges and competitors. They even get to play the instruments!

Assistant Professor Brittney Boykin at the Kennedy Center

Brittney Boykin is one of the composers for The Cartography Project, a Kennedy Center-commissioned project that maps Black dignity across the country. Her work was premiered at the Kennedy Center on March 7, 2022.

FOREST

A Robot & Human Experience Through Sound

FOREST is the performative outcome of an NSF funded project aimed at enhancing trust between humans and robots through sound and gesture.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that embedding emotion-driven sounds and gestures in robotic arms help establish trust and likability between humans and their AI counterparts.

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!

Winters, Mike; Walker, Bruce; Leslie, Grace

"Can You Hear My Heartbeat?: Hearing an Expressive Biosignal Elicits Empathy"

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"
Georgia Tech Research Shows Listening to Heartbeats ‘Boosts’ Empathy

Listening to Heartbeats ‘Boosts’ Empathy

New auditory technique changing emotional perception and connection

Lead investigator and recent Georgia Tech Ph.D. graduate, Mike Winters conducted the research in the newly formed Brain Music Lab, led by Grace Leslie in the Georgia Tech School of Music. The study applied knowledge of the well-known emotional effects of musical tempo with applied knowledge in sonification and experimental design that Winters had picked up working with Bruce Walker in the Sonification Lab.

Jason and the team at Georgia Tech doing gesture recognition and training.

Leading the Change

Jason Barnes and others are leading the way to a more accessible world

Since 2013, Jason has been working with Gil Weinberg, a renowned roboticist and founding director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, to develop the world’s most advanced robotic drumming arm. Their latest design uses Google’s open source machine learning platform, TensorFlow.

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.

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