Bret Aarden (M.A. candidate in music cognition, Ohio State University, 1999) wrote the intial software to convert MuseData files to the Humdrum **kern format for analytical processing and set up global-positioning software to link musical features with appropriate locales on digital maps in the CCARH lab during his stay as a visitor in the summer of 1999. In cooperation with David Huron, he later developed a method for showing the geographical distribution of specific musical features (as derived from Humdrum analyses) on geophysical maps. See "Mapping European Folksong," The Virtual Score (Computing in Musicology 12) http://www.ccarh.org/publications/books/cm/vol/12/11
John Brenneise (professional computer-graphics design engineer, 2002--) has been developing a score viewer (DMuse) for MuseData electronic scores encoded at CCARH. See examples at his Extraordinary Measures website: http://www.extraordinarymeasures.com
Parag Chordia (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1999) studied problems of representing North Indian classical music, particularly for sarod and tabla, in systems for computer analysis. His aim is to implement these representations in the Humdrum Toolkit. See the Tabla Bol Processor at http://bol.sapp.org
Sachiko Deguchi (visiting scholar from Kogyokusha College of Technology, Tokyo, 2001-02) worked on the analysis of koto melodic patterns, a database of koto scores in the Humdrum format, and the analysis of koto sounds. See the Koto Scores site at http://koto.sapp.org
Takuja Fujishima (M.A., CCRMA; visiting researcher from Yamaha Corp., 1998) investigated vibrato effects in vocal music of diverse cultures with a view towards humanizing synthesized instrument sounds.
Robert Hamilton (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 2007; M.A., CCRMA 2006; TA for Music 253 and 254) researched the use of KERN splines to encapsulate system parameters for interactive electroacoustic compositions alongside standard symbolic musical representation. See www.roberthamilton.org as well as ccrma.stanford.edu/~rob for more information.
Walter B. Hewlett (DMA, M.Sc. Stanford University) is the chief architect of the MuseData electronic scores project. He has most of the data encoding, display, and printing software used at CCARH since 1985. See http://www.musedata.org.
Douglas R. Hofstadter (visiting Professor of Cognitive Studies from Indiana University, 1998) organized a symposium on (human) musical creativity and musical-style simulation by the composition tool Experiments in Musical Intelligence (by David Cope, UC Santa Cruz). The proceedings are published under the title Virtual Music, ed. David Cope (The MIT Press, April 2001). See http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3692 [coming soon paperback]
David Huron (visiting professor, Program in Music Cognition, Ohio State University, and visiting Bloch professor, UC Berkeley, 1994, 1997, 1999) has been developing the Humdrum Toolkit and derivatives such as Themefinder first at Waterloo University (Ontario) and more recently at Ohio State University. He has been a frequent visitor to CCARH. See the home page for Humdrum at http://dactyl.som.ohio-state.edu/Humdrum
Andreas Kornstaedt (visiting Ph.D. candidate in computer science, Hamburg University, 1997; 2000) extended the Humdrum **kern representation to capture graphical information acquired from SCORE notation files. The prototype for his Leitmotif (melodic motto) search tool was developed at CCARH. Andreas also played an important role in making the CCARH databases accessible via the Web and developing a management system for related meta-data. Andreas's JRing [Java Ring] program is sometimes available in the CCARH lab.
Randall Leistikow (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1999) developed procedures from converting graphics output from MuseData software to performing parts viewable on the Web. See http://www.ccarh.org/publications/scores
Yi-Wen Liu(Ph.D candidate, EE, 2002) employed information theory to differentiate the closely related musical styles of Haydn and Mozart. See project report. In lateral research, he and Craig Sapp have a continuing project to profile human comparisons of these styles with machine performance. See their Quartet Quiz (qq.themefinder.org).
Jim McCarthy (visiting professor of music, University of Michigan, 1999) investigated systems of linking real-time input of sound and notation with pedagogical tools for distance learning of music theory.
Unjung Nam (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, 1999) explored problems of representing Korean court music for transcription and analysis. She has also been investigating strategies for vocal input to the Themefinder database. Unjung has also converted many MuseData files to MIDI and verified their contents as a summer employee of CCARH.
Rafael Ornes (D.M.A. candidate, music) is exploring the impact of Web technology on the nature and distribution of performing repertory as he develops the Choral Public Domain Library website for choral music literature.
Hendrik Purwins (visiting Ph.D. candidate in mathematics and neural computing, Technical University, Berlin, 1999) is investigating geometrical models of tonal harmony and their relationship to auditory processing. See his torroidal models of key relationshihps at http://www.ni.cs.tu-berlin.de/~hendrik/research/ToMIR.html.
Craig Stuart Sapp (Ph.D. candidate, CCRMA, and TA for Music 253 and 254) has written numerous extensions to the Humdrum Toolkit, including routines to link MIDI input and output with analytical procedures (after first resolving issues related to using MIDI with Linux); has implemented a Humdrum approximation to Joseph Swain's hierarchical models of harmonic rhythm; has linked Max Mathews' Radio Baton to the CCARH musical data set, enabling the "conducting" of a large library of electronic scores; has developed all of the Web pages concerned with CCARH courses, most of the Web pages and extensions to Themefinder, and many of the other Web pages at ccarh.org and musedata.org; implemented the routines of the Essen Musical Analysis Package in Humdrum; and has provided imvaluable support for many of the student and visitor projects listed here. See his websites Kern Scores (http://kern.humdrum.org/), Tonal Landscape Gallery (http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~craig/keyscape/), Themefinder (http://www.themefinder.org/), and MuseInfo (http://museinfo.sapp.org/).
Eleanor Selfridge-Field(D. Phil., Oxford University), works in the areas of melodic similarity and musical-search software and is the principal editor of Beyond MIDI (http://www.ccarh.org/publications/books/beyondmidi/) and the series Computing in Musicology (http://www.ccarh.org/publications/books/cm/).
Jane Singer (Ph. D. candidate in music, Jerusalem University, 2000) worked on cognitive procedures for refining and generalizing melodic-search software with a test repertory of Yiddish songs in abc code and SCORE output.
Lloyd Smith (visiting professor of computer science, Waikato University, NZ, 1997) worked on melodic-matching algorithms in conjunction with the development of the Web-based MELDEX search tool. See http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may97/meldex/05witten.html.
Paul von Hippel (Ph.D. in music theory, CCRMA, 1998) based his doctoral thesis concerning theories of melodic expectation on data he analyzed using the Humdrum Toolkit and other resources of the CCARH lab. See also his tone-row finder: http://tonerow.themefinder.org/
Frans Wiering XML interface for Themefinder, contributions to TabCode and development of approaches to music query. See http://www.cs.uu.nl/research/techreps/aut/fransw.html