My name is Dr. Charles Rochester Young and I am the Chair of Music Theory
and Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I have
been involved in MIDI technology for a long time and its applications
in the music theory classroom. I am also interested in performance
practice and how it relates to the teaching of many music theory issues.
For example, I have done a MIDI analysis of a Gershwin performance of
RHAPSODY IN BLUE and compared it to a notation generated performance
(using FINALE) to help quantify for my students what constitutes an
I know that others have been interested in researching piano rolls for
their historical performance practice and was wondering what pieces
and/or performances might have been done by others in this MIDI fashion.
I am very interested in sharing my findings with others and also learning
from others in this enterprise as well.
I look forward to your courteous reply.
Dr. Charles Rochester Young
Coordinator, Composition/Music theory
Director, Computer Music Center
Department of Music
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Fax: (715)346-2718 (Must have a cover sheet addressed to me)