S. Alex Ruthmann is Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at New York University where he researches, teaches, and develops technologies for music learning, making and teaching. Prior to his appointment, he served on the music education faculties at UMass Lowell and Indiana State University, and taught general music at Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He currently serves as President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Past Chair of the Creativity special research interest group of the Society for Research in Music Education, as Co-Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, and serves on the editorial/advisory boards of the British Journal of Music Education, International Journal of Music Education: Practice, and the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education. His current research explores new media musicianship, computational creativity, the creative processes of audio engineers and producers, and the development of music technologies for use in school- and community-based programs for children. Dr. Ruthmann is currently a Co-PI on a $450,000 National Science Foundation grant exploring the teaching of computational and musical thinking. Active in social media, you can follow his curated posts on music learning, teaching and technology as @alexruthmann on Twitter.


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