Simoni, Mary


Project Lovelace: Unprecedented Opportunities for Music Education

Organised Sound: Vol. 8 no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 57-60.


Language(s): English


Music Education Analysis Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Collaboration


Project Lovelace is a school-based programme for students aged twelve to eighteen years interested in learning about making music by using technology. The programme is designed to encourage equal and equitable participation by male and female students through instruction in technology-enhanced music performance, improvisation, composition, analysis and notation. Project Lovelace is named in honour of the contributions of the female mathematician Ada Augusta, Countess of Lovelace, who in 1842 predicted that computers could be used for musical composition (Roads). The goals of Project Lovelace are to develop collaborative-based methods for gender-balanced school music technology programmes, amass a gender-balanced repertoire suitable for school music technology programmes, nurture creativity and analytical skills in music technology, and conduct a longitudinal study that documents the changing attitudes and perceived competencies of participating students and teachers.

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Simoni, Mary (2005). Stop, Look, and Listen