Sound and Music Computing Minor

Sound and Music Computing (SMC) is an emerging field combining music, computer science and engineering. Addressing topics that range from procedural audio or music for video games to automatic genre detection for music recommendation systems such as iTunes or Spotify, SMC has established itself as an important multidisciplinary field that opens up key areas of enquiry, interesting opportunities for graduate study, as well as new professional opportunities for those interested in combining music and computing.

The minor in Sound and Music Computing at NYU Abu Dhabi is a cross-divisional collaboration between the Music and Computer Science Programs that is open to all students. In this minor, students become familiarized with the state of the art in this field by learning current approaches to digital signal processing, music information retrieval, and procedural generation of music and audio.