Project Title: The Quantification of Music: From the File Cabinet to the Cloud
BASIS Advisor: David Calhoun
Internship Location: George Mason University School of Music
Onsite Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Lapple
Music is a vast subject with many different styles, genres, and even sub-genres that are widely available for people to access online and in print. Over time, musicians gather pages and books of sheet music throughout their career. Some of this music gets lost and they have to reorder the same thing again or spend copious amounts of time trying to find the original document. Through George Mason’s Music Department, I organize Dr. Jennifer Lapple’s vast amount of music and digitize the music into an online catalogue to help her direct her students to the correct music. While organizing the music, I am learning how to program using R by completing online courses on DataCamp and reading books about R for reference. My final product is a catalogue program, where users can filter and search up specific pieces depending on the title, composer, or instrumentation. After that is done, some extra goals are to add other features such as audio clips and other components to help find other sources.
Is this goodbye?
Hello, this is my last blog post. I would like to say thank you again for following me through this project. Enjoy the presentation. ~Audrey
Are we done yet? I have to do this again?
Hello everyone, this is going to be one of my last blog posts. The next one will be my last post with my final presentation. The senior project is coming to an end for me and I am glad to have gone on this journey. What I have been doing is preparing my final presentation. […]
What do I do with this?
Hello everyone. I have been radio silent the past weeks. What I was doing the past weeks was dying in frustration because my code didn’t work for the tenth time importing data. And surprise, surprise the final product of those efforts was this: It’s not much, and it took a lot of head banging to […]
I’m not bored. I’m Audrey and also out of title ideas.
The past two weeks have been slow in progress and learning about R. I have a list of music that I can use as the data, but I haven’t started creating my final product yet. My goal for this upcoming week is to start replicating the exercises I did in Datacamp in the actual program. […]
Am I going crazy? What is the sun?
Since we’ve been in quarantine for a while now, I have a lot of time to do whatever I can. However, that’s also a lot of time for me to procrastinate. I’ll confess, without the structure of school, I am struggling to wake up and then work. The upside of this is that I have […]
Where do I go? What am going to do?
Hello everyone! Unfortunately due to Governor Northam’s order, I can no longer go outside to drop off and pick up music from Dr. Lapple’s house for the internship. Because of this, my senior project site and I agreed to halt all work. We’ll still keep in touch and I’ll return the music that I have […]
Where’s the score? Why is this part here?
Hello! I hope everyone is safe. These past weeks have been a bit hectic because of COVID-19. Colleges and workplaces are closing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Because of this, my senior project site mentor and I agreed to work off site temporarily. Once a week I will meet with my onsite mentor to […]
Where’s my reading glasses? What does this button do?
The week of March 9-13 was my research week. I started reading R cookbook 2nd edition by Pual Teetor, Machine Learning with R by Brett Lantz, and The art of R programming by Norman Matloff. I also started some lessons on the site DataCamp, which is a “freemium”, to help me start learning how to […]
Where’s the music? The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Hello again! Last week was the first week of my internship and this week is my research week. I had to switch these two weeks to coincide with my advisor’s spring break. I have some experience sorting music with Dr. Lapple over the summer, but we worked together and had an extra hand helping us. […]
Introduction: Where’s my Sorting Hat?
Hello to everyone reading my blog! I’ll introduce myself first: I am Audrey Kim, and I have been playing the flute for over a decade. Over the years, I have gathered a vast amount of music from my early days in elementary band, to playing Christmas music in flute choirs, to playing with Flutopia in […]