Encoding Music Manuscripts in Vanderbilt University Special Collections
Fellowship: Project Proposal
About the Project
The Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) is the musical parallel to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Used in various musical digital editions across the globe, MEI has in recent years arisen to become the premiere application of digital humanities methods in the sphere of music scholarship and analysis. This project sought to acquaint a new generation of students to the nuts and bolts of coding notated music as applied to an Alfred Schnittke manuscript held by the Libraries' Special Collections. As well as developing skills in coding and project management, students explored how music is distinct from, overlaps with, and can be connected to other subject areas within the larger digital community. The conclusion of the project consisted of a video presentation documenting their music encoding, which is on a private GitHub repository.
Anna Jandura-Cessna, Sara Clements, Cheston Humphreys, and Jeremiah Kamtman
Dr. Joy H. Calico, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Musicology, Professor of German Studies
Jake Schaub, Librarian for Music Cataloging