Events

  • Save the date: Edirom Summer School 2015

    7th - 11th September 2015, Paderborn

    Detailed information will follow soon.

  • IAML/IMS-Congress: Music Research in the Digital Age

    21st - 26th June 2015, New York
  • The Music Encoding Conference

    18th - 21st May 2015, Florence

    For detailed information, please refer to the conference website.

  • DHd-Tagung 2015: Von Daten zu Erkenntnissen

    23rd - 27th February 2015, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • Edirom Summer School 2014

    8th - 12th September 2014, Paderborn

    The Edirom Summer School 2014 was co-organized by the Virtual Research Group Edirom (University of Paderborn) and the german eHumanities project DARIAH-DE. The scope of courses (mostly held in german) reached from introductions to the DARIAH-DE Infrastructure and to Concepts of Digital Music Editions to introductions to the markup standards of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), across working with respective software tools for editorial purposes (Edirom Tools), up to courses dealing with more advanced topics in these fields like the rendering of MEI encodings. Two courses were held in English (MEI Introduction and Rendering MEI). The Edirom User Forum provided time to get in touch with music edition projects using the Edirom Tools.

  • Edirom Summer School 2013

    23th - 27th September 2013, Paderborn

    The Edirom Summer School 2013 provided a programme with one week of courses including several topics around "Digital Text and Music edition".

  • Annual Meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

    28th July - 2nd August 2013, Vienna

    Kristina Richts presented a poster about the implementation of the FRBR module within MEI and Andrew Hankinson talked about "Using optical music recognition to navigate and retrieve music documents".

  • The Music Encoding Initiative Conference 2013.

    Concepts, Methods, Editions

    22th - 24th May 2013, Mainz

    The conference intended to provide an overview of the current state of data modeling, generation, and use, and aimed to introduce new perspectives on topics in the fields of traditional and computational musicology, music librarianship, and scholarly editing, as well as in broader area of digital humanities. An intensive workshop to introduce basics on MEI was offered on 21thMay.

  • AMS Workshop "Introduction to MEI"

    31st October 2012, New Orleans

    "Introduction to MEI", an intensive, hands-on workshop,was offered Wednesday, 31 October from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The workshop was teached by experts of MEI, during which participants learned about MEI history and design principles, tools for creating, editing, and rendering MEI, and techniques for customizing the MEI schema. The day included lectures, hands-on practice, and opportunities to address participant-specific issues.

  • MEI presented at ISMIR 2012

    11th October 2012, Porto, Portugal

    Laurent Pugin presented a poster called "Separating presentation and content in MEI" at the 2012 International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 8–12th October in Porto, Portugal. This paper was co-authored by Perry Roland, Andrew Hankinson, Johannes Kepper and Maja Hartwig.

  • Edirom Summer School 2012

    24th - 28th September 2012, University of Paderborn, Germany

    The 3rd Edirom Summer School offered several workshops on MEI. Maja Hartwig and Kristina Richts ran a two-day workshop on the basics of MEI. Axel Teich Geertinger gave an introduction to working with the MEI header and the metadata editor MerMEId. Johannes Kepper gave a two-day workshop on encoding manuscripts and digital editions based on MEI.

  • Annual Meeting of the International Association of the Music Libraries Conference, German Branch

    18th September 2012, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Maja Hartwig, Johannes Kepper and Kristina Richts will run a 4-hour workshop on MEI in libraries.

  • Digital Text/Genetic Document. Text Encoding Initiative and Genetic Edition

    3rd - 7th September 2012, University of Bern

    Laurent Pugin gave a presentation entitled "TEI and the Music Encoding Initiative" on September 3rd 2012 at the workshop "Digital Text/Genetic Document. Text Encoding Initiative and Genetic Edition".

  • MEI Summer Workshop

    22nd - 24th August 2012, Charlottesville, VA

    The University of Virginia Library and the University of Paderborn offered an opportunity to learn about the Music Encoding Initiative. The workshop offered three days of learning the fundamentals of using MEI for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital music collections. Participants learned about MEI history and design principles, tools for creating, editing, and rendering MEI, and techniques for customizing the MEI schema. Each day included lectures, plenty of hands-on practice, and opportunities to address participant-specific issues.

  • Annual meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

    22nd - 27th July 2012, Montréal, Canada

    Laurent Pugin delivered a lecture entitled "From music metadata catalogues to digital editing in MEI" and Andrew Hankinson presented "SIMSSA: Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis".

  • Digital Humanities Conference

    16th – 20th July 2012, University of Hamburg

    Benjamin W. Bohl, Daniel Röwenstrunk and Raffaele Viglianti presented a poster about "Supporting the emerging community of MEI: the current landscape of tools for note entry and digital editing" at the Digital Humanities conference 2012 .

  • 19th Congress of the International Musicological Society

    1st - 7th July 2012, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

    Johannes Kepper and Perry Roland gave a talk on "Scholarly Editing Based on Edirom and the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) at the meeting of the IMS Study Group on Digital Musicology. Johannes Kepper also presented on the topic "MEI (the Music Encoding Initiative), Digital Editing with MEI, and the Edirom".

  • 2012 RISM Conference

    4th - 6th June 2012, Academy of Sciences, Mainz

    Niels Krabbe and Axel Teich Geertinger presented "MEI (Music Encoding Initiative) as a Basis for Thematic Catalogues: Thoughts, Experiences, and Preliminary Results" at the 2012 RISM conference. Their paper is available at http://www.rism.info/fileadmin/content/community-content/events/RISM_Conference_2012/TeichGeertinger_Final.pdf

  • MEI Score Editor Released

    The first official release of the MEI Score Editor (MEISE) was in May 2012. MEISE is the first music notation editor to support multiple readings of a musical text. For additional information and to download MEISE, visit http://sourceforge.net/p/meise/wiki/Home/

  • Annual meeting of the Music Library Association

    15th - 19th February 2012, Dallas, Texas

    Perry Roland and Andrew Hankinson presented "Applications of the Music Encoding Initiative" at the Music Library Association's 2012 annual meeting. The focus of Perry's talk were current software applications and possible future applications (not just software) of MEI. Andrew demonstrated the Optical Music Recognition for Chant project. Andrew also presented a poster.

  • MEI presented at ISMIR 2011

    24th - 28th October 2011, Miami, FL

    Ichiro Fujinaga presented a paper "The Music Encoding Initiative as a document encoding framework" at the 2011 International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 24–28 October in Miami, FL. This paper was co-authored by Andrew Hankinson and Perry Roland.

  • Workshop on "Combining Music Notation and Text - Encoding and Rendering MEI in TEI"

    12th October 2011, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg

    During the 2011 Annual Conference and Members' Meeting of the TEI Consortium (10th - 16th October 2011), Johannes Kepper ran a workshop on "Combining Music Notation and Text - Encoding and Rendering MEI in TEI".

  • Symbols and Their Representation

    12th October 2011, Academy of Sciences, Mainz

    Julian Dabbert delivered a lecture about encoding musical symbols with MEI in the context of the TextGrid project.

  • Annual meeting of the German Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres

    13th - 16th September 2011, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky, Hamburg

    Maja Hartwig and Kristina Richts presented the DFG-/NEH-project "Digital Music Notation Data Model and Prototype Delivery System"

  • IAML-Conference

    25th - 29th July 2011, Trinity College, Dublin

    During this year´s IAML conference, MEI was represented by two posters. Erin Mayhood illustrated a poster called "Toward Electronic Music Editions", and Maja Hartwig and Kristina Richts presented a poster called "Using MEI in Libraries".

  • Virtual Meeting of MEI Council

    18th - 19th July 2011, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold / Paderborn

    The annual meeting of the MEI council in 2011 was a virtual conference in mid July. Topics of the meeting included organizational issues as well as the preparation of the next major release of MEI. At the same time, the so-called Technical Team of MEI, Johannes Kepper, Laurent Pugin, Daniel Röwenstrunk, Perry Roland, Craig Sapp and Raffaele Viglianti, met in Detmold to prepare the next release and to coordinate all ongoing developments. They were supported by Ichiro Fujinaga and Andrew Hankinson from McGill University. [report]

  • 2011 German Library Association Meeting in Berlin

    7th - 10th June 2011, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Germany

    Joachim Veit gave a lecture on "Virtuelle Forschungsumgebungen" on June 8th in Berlin. He will mention MEI as significant initiative for musicologists and librarians.

  • Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory

    4th - 7th November 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Erin Mayhood and Perry Roland presented "Toward Electronic Music Editions: The Music Encoding Initiative" at the 2010 annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory.

  • Workshop on ODD

    25th - 27th August 2010, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold / Paderborn

    The TEI Music SIG has been granted by the TEI to explore the possibility of expressing MEI in ODD. This allows a closer connection of these two schemes and improve the situation for scholars having to encode mixed content. In late August, Johannes Kepper, Sebastian Rahtz, Daniel Röwenstrunk, Perry Roland and Raffaele Viglianti met in Detmold to start working on this conversion.

  • Digital Humanities Conference

    7th – 10th July 2010, King's College London

    During DH2010 MEI was represented twice: Raffaele Viglianti presented a poster about "Critical Editing of Music in the Digital Medium: an Experiment in MEI" - a demonstration of the experience he made with MEI during his dissertation titled "Digital Editing of Music: A Prototype for Syrinx (La Flûte de Pan) by Claude Debussy", finished 2009.

    Additionally, Raffaele Viglianti and Johannes Kepper presented a paper called "A Data Model for Digital Musicology and its Current State – The Music Encoding Initiative", which introduced the first official release of MEI to a wider audience.

  • Release of MEI 2010-05

    31st May 2010

    The MEI Council is pleased to announce the first collaboratively-designed method for encoding the intellectual and physical characteristics of music notation documents and their scholarly editorial apparatus. MEI has the ability to manage complex source situations and will dramatically improve the search, retrieval and display of notated music online, benefiting music scholars and performers. Because of MEI’s software independence, the data format defined by the schema also serves an archival function.

    Read the full press release.