Alex Ruthmann

Guest Researcher

Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University

Location
New York, New York, United States
Discipline
Arts and Humanities
Interests
new media musicianship and creativity; technologies for music learning, teaching and engagement in school and community music settings; creative computing; pedagogies of timbre and space, design-based research, entrepreneurship.
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Mendeley Advisor

About

S. Alex Ruthmann is Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt where he teaches courses at the intersection of music, education, technology, design and entrepreneurship. He leads the NYU Music Experience Design Lab, which connects students and faculty with community and industry partners in researching and designing new technologies and experiences for music making, learning and engagement.

Since joining the faculty at NYU Steinhardt, Ruthmann has co-developed the Play With Your Music MOOC in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and P2PU. He works collaboratively with students and faculty researchers in the NYU Music and Audio Research Lab on applying basic research in music information retrieval to educational experiences.

He is Past President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Co-Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, Associate Editor of the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, and serves on the advisory board of the British Journal of Music Education. Dr. Ruthmann is the recipient of multiple National Science Foundation grants researching interdisciplinary methods of teaching of computational and musical thinking, and commercialization strategies for music and media technologies for novices and youth. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Music and Youth Initiative and the Young Composers & Improvisors Workshop. Active in social media, you can follow his curated posts on music learning, teaching and technology as @alexruthmann on Twitter.
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Publications

Play With Your Music

Gennarelli V, Ruthmann S

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Documentation in progress: Challenges with representing design process online

Tseng T, Yang M, Ruthmann S

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC2014 (2014)

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Partnerships and practices: Exploring the roles of producer and engineer with pre-service music educators

Ruthmann. S. Alex

Proceedings of the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance Rock and Roles Conference (2012)

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Making mobile musical instruments with the MaKey MaKey, Scratch, and Echonest.

Ruthmann S

Proceedings of the First Virtual Conference of the ISME Music Technology Special Interest Group (2013)

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Is it the technology? Challenging technological determinism in music education.

Ruthmann S, Tobias E, Randles C, Thibeault M

Navigating the Future (2015)

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Routledge Companion to Music, Technology and Education

King A, Himonides E, Ruthmann S

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The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education

Ruthmann S, Mantie R

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Thinking beyond curriculum and pedagogy

Abeles H, Benedict C, Bernard C, Burkhalter K, Gould E, Ruthmann S et al.

College Music Symposium (2013)

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Lessons taught and lessons learned: What my students have taught me about teaching music in a technology lab

Ruthmann S

Journal of Technology in Music Learning (2005)

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Scratch Music Projects

Ruthmann S, Brown A

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Exploring new media musically and creatively

Ruthmann S

Teaching music creatively (2013)

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Collaborative creating and pre-service generalist teachers' emergent musical self-efficacy

Wiggins J, Wiggins R, Ruthmann S

Music in schools for all children: From research to effective practice. (2005)

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Music as a tool for social transformation: A dedication to the life and work of Steve Dillon

Adkins B, Bartleet B, Brown A, Hirche K, Procopis B, Ruthmann A et al.

International Journal of Community Music (2012)

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Curiosity, creativity, and cognition: A window into Jeanne Bamberger's work

Greher G, Ruthmann S

Visions of Research in Music Education (2012)

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Designing music composing software with and for middle school students: A collaborative project among senior computer science and music education majors

Ruthmann S, Heines J

Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (2009)

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Two approaches to interdisciplinary computing+music courses

Heines J, Greher G, Ruthmann S, Reilly B

Computer (2011)

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Negotiating Learning and Teaching in a Music Technology Lab: Curricular, Pedagogical, and Ecological Issues

Ruthmann S

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Sound thinking: Evaluating the effectiveness of interdisciplinary collaborations among students and faculty in music education and computer science

Greher G, Ruthmann S

Proceedings of the 7th International Research in Music Education Conference (2011)

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An examination of the application of "open source" to music education

Thorgersen K, Väkevä L, Myllykoski M, Dillon S, Ruthmann S

Proceedings of the 7th International Research in Music Education Conference (2011)

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Movement 1 - Pärt from Scratch Etudes (2010)

Ruthmann S

Computer Music Journal (2011)

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A Heart to Heart About Music Education Practice

Wiggins J, Blair D, Ruthmann A, Shively J

Mountain Lake Reader: Conversations on the Study and Practice of Music Teaching (2006)

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Strategies for supporting music learning through online collaborative technologies

Ruthmann S

Music Education with Digital Technology (2007)

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Technology in the Lives and Schools of Adolescents

Ruthmann S, Dillon S

Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1 (2012)

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Music Learning and New Media in Virtual and Online Environments

Ruthmann S, Hebert D

Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2 (2012)

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Engaging Adolescents with Music and Technology

Ruthmann S

Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music (2012)

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Whose agency matters? Negotiating pedagogical and creative intent during composing experiences

Ruthmann S

Research Studies in Music Education (2008)

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Teaching Computational Thinking through Musical Live Coding in Scratch

Ruthmann A, Heines J, Greher G, Laidler P, Saulters C

Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education SIGCSE 10 (2010)

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The Composers' Workshop: An Approach to Composing in the Classroom

Ruthmann A

Music Educators Journal (2007)

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Professional experience

Guest Researcher

Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University

December 2014 - Present

Commissioner

Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission, ISME

July 2014 - Present

Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology

New York University (Steinhardt)

May 2013 - Present

Member-at-Large

Nordic Network for Innovation in Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics

June 2012 - Present

Assistant Professor - Music, Education & Technology

UMass Lowell

September 2008 - May 2013 (4 years 8 months)

Visiting Fellow

University of Queensland, Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, & Queensland University of Technology

January 2012 - June 2012 (5 months)

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Indiana State University

August 2006 - August 2008 (2 years)

Special Lecturer in Music Education, Technology and Theory

Oakland University

January 2003 - August 2006 (3 years 7 months)

General Music Teacher

Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School

September 2003 - June 2006 (2 years 9 months)

Education history

Oakland University

Ph.D. in Music Education (with cognate in educational leadership)

January 2003 - May 2006 (3 years 4 months)

Oakland University

M.M. in Music Education

January 2001 - December 2002 (1 year 11 months)

University of Michigan

B.M. in Music and Technology, Artist and Scholar Honors, Horn Performance

September 1996 - May 2000 (3 years 8 months)