Our NSF-funded "Teach a Computer to Sing" project is going well. We're learning a lot and enjoying the weekly interactions at the Bartlett Community Partnership School. We have a great team of evaluators, student workers, and staff helping us with the grant. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience that is both parts challenging and interesting. My colleague Jesse Heines and I also look forward to presenting some updates on this research at the BIBAC (Bridging Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures) Conference in Cambridge this summer. I had a nice time presenting some research at the Jazz Educators Network Conference in Louisville back in January. It's always nice to hear from interesting research and meet new colleagues.
Other than that I have a couple of book chapters to work on this spring along with an interesting research project with one of my UML music colleagues. We're doing some research on student motivations to learn music technology. I am hopeful to share more about that in the near future. Likewise, I'm waiting to hear back on a couple of other papers still out for review along with plugging away at my doctorate. I'm taking "Politics of Educational Decision Making" and excited to take a couple of new courses this summer. Here's hoping for a warmer spring. At that time I will continue my soundscape excursions across New England. Wishing all of you a wonderful 2016.