Industrial and organizational support plays an important role in maintaining
the quality of research at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
(CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley. CNMAT recognizes the
importance of cooperation between industry and academia in maintaining the
vitality of both. In turn, many industrial firms recognize the valuable
resources that the research, faculty, staff, and students at the Center provide
for them. Not only does this collaboration complement their own research, but
this support provides an invaluable training ground for exceptionally talented
young computer scientists and composers.
Broadly stated, the primary goal of CNMAT is to bring technical tools and resources to bear on musical problems and issues. Within this wide domain, our particular emphasis (and what distinguishes CNMAT from similar research centers) is performance technology and performance-related research issues and problems.
Membership in CNMAT's Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP ) is open to any
firm or organization, regardless of size or location. A firm can become an
Industrial Affiliate for an annual contribution of $10,000, half of which must
be a cash contribution. Funds received from annual memberships are used to
provide support for research, graduate students, equipment and to help meet the
costs of the annual IAP Conference.
The key benefit of the affiliates program is the personal interaction
between an organization's technical and managerial staff and CNMAT's faculty and
research staff (including distinguished visiting scholars) and students.
Students who work on CNMAT research projects receive degrees in Computer
Science, Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science, or Music. They are
especially skilled in the audio media area and are highly sought after by
industry. Membership in CNMAT's IAP offers early and regular contact with these
highly qualified students.
Members will have early access to research progress and results and will
receive copies of all papers submitted for publication. Members are invited to
attend special technical meetings and concerts throughout the year. Joint
research projects with CNMAT faculty and staff are strongly encouraged.
CNMAT will hold an annual conference each Spring to present and review
current research by CNMAT staff, faculty, students and visiting researchers.
Membership ensures that designated company representatives are invited to the
Members will receive notices of all the above, including concerts,
throughout the year.
Contact David Wessel.