About

Who we are

Welcome to our Women in Music Technology website! You will find here a compilation of our monthly newsletters for the organization, and information about our actions. This is the first student organization in the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, an international state-of-the-art research center that focuses on digital signal processing, acoustics, interactive system design, and robotics. Our goal is to encourage more women to join this awesome field of study, and to highlight the often unsung role of women in music technology.

Here is a detailed story of the creation of the organization and its first year. We hope you will enjoy this collection of articles, stories, events, pictures and people about Women in Music Tech!

We’d like to warmly thank our sponsors and collaborators, who made all our actions possible thanks to their support:

  • Sponsors: the School of Music, the College of Design, the ADVANCE program, the Women’s Resource Center, the College of Design Diversity Council, GTCMT, the Digital Media program.
  • Collaborators: Center for the Arts, The Garage home of ATL sandbox, Institute Diversity, Project Music Collector.

The Women in Music Tech charter

September 16, 2016 | v 1.0 |

Women in Music Tech (WMT) is an organization which aims at (1) attracting more women into the Music Technology Program at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) to get closer to parity, and (2) providing both women and men with a safe and respectful environment at GTCMT. Here is a set of fundamental goals that should guide the organization in its actions:

1. Recruitment

  • Get more women recruited in the program at both grad and undergrad levels (in percentage of total students >15%), and ensure a sustainable growth.
  • Inform and connect with younger generations for future recruitment.

2. External communication

  • Communicate about GTCMT (especially to women).
  • Communicate about the issue of women’s enrollment and our action.
  • Communicate about women’s work in Music Technology.
  • Network with and build social capital around existing initiatives.

3. Internal communication

  • Communicate about women’s work in Music Tech.
  • Promote the involvement of people, and inform them about the gender issue, a message which in turn can be spread to their family/close ones.

4. Create a safe space

  • Make sure no one is excluded because of their gender/sexual orientation.
  • Make sure that there is information about where to go in case of an issue.
  • Make sure to inform both students and faculty members about possible issues (especially unconscious reactions).

Contact information

You can contact us via the email address gtcmtwomen@gmail.com.

If you are in a delicate situation because of your gender or sexual orientation, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Jason Freeman: jason.freeman@gatech.edu.