Professor NYU Steinhardt, Music Technology New York, New York, United States
The implementation of a new tool that allows conducting students to practice in an augmented reality environment is discussed. The tool combines different hardware and software to provide a new tool with which beginner conducting students can practice their skills without the need for an ensemble or a stage. The tool is meant to be used as a practice tool to complement conducting lessons. It features an augmented reality headset, machine learning software, and MIDI sampling to provide a flexible environment for conducting. It is a novel addition to the conducting resources because it takes advantage of the latest technology to give not only audio but also visual feedback to the user.