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S. Alex Ruthmann

Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology

S. Alex Ruthmann

Phone: 212-998-5607
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S. Alex Ruthmann is Director of Music Education, and the Director of the NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab) at NYU Steinhardt. The MusEDLab researchers and design new technologies and experiences for music making, learning and engagement together with industry and community partners including the New York Philharmonic, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Theolonius Monk Institute of Jazz, Urban Arts Partnership, UNESCO, Peer 2 Peer University, and the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. 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 as @alexruthmann on Twitter.

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