Tickets: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public Box Office 413-545-2511
Saturday, March 28th @ 8:30am-8pm in Bezanson Recital Hall 33rd Annual New England Saxophone Symposium
Masterclasses, clinics & performances by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Felipe Salles; with guests Robert Young & Rudresh Mahanthappa
High School Classical & Jazz Solo Competitions, $600 in prizes plus performance opportunities Special Masterclass opportunity with Jonathan Hulting-Cohen Free lunch with Symposium ticket; Talk-Back with Artists; Merchandise for sale Host Sponsors: Gerry's Music Shop, D'Addario, Yamaha & Vandoren; Other Sponsors: Conn-Selmer, Eastman, Fine Arts Center
Description: Schenkerian Analysis seeks to identify the hierarchies and connections between notes or chords in Western tonal compositions, to illustrate the small and large-scale construction of the music. Kirlin presents a new probabilistic model, the first completely data-driven computational approach to hierarchical music analysis.
Bio: Phillip Kirlin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Rhodes College in Memphis, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UMass Amherst in 2014, where his dissertation focused on automated Schenkerian analysis by computer. His research interests are in artificial intelligence and machine learning as applied to music.