• 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 will organize Dr. Jennifer Lapple’s vast amount of music and digitize the music into an online catalog to help her direct her students to the correct music. I will write a catalog using R that I will then turn into a website. While organizing the music, I will be learning how to program using R by completing online courses recommended to me by Mr. Glanzer, the computer science teacher, and reading books about R for reference. My final product is a website catalog, where users can filter and search up specific music depending on the title, composer, or instrumentation. After this is done, I will add other features such as audio clips and other components to help find other sources.