National Science Foundation Grant Goes to Heinrich Taube

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Harmonia is one step closer to commercial distribution. The software created by Heinrich Taube, an associate professor and the chair of the Composition-Theory Division in the School of Music, and William Andrew Burnson allows users to compose and edit music, search and add scores, and annotate and analyze harmonic structures. The multimedia-rich application is intended to assist both students and instructors in music theory by providing extensive tools, immediate feedback, and automatic grading and by radically updating the current paper-based process. The $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Technology Transfer Program will enable Taube to make improvements to Harmonia and potentially bring music education to more students.