Alex Ruthmann

New York, NY

Dr. S. Alex Ruthmann is Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt where he teaches courses at the intersection of music, education and technology and leads the NYU Music Experience Design Lab, which researches and develops technologies and experiences in collaboration with community and industry partners.

Since joining the faculty at NYU Steinhardt, Ruthmann has co-developed the Play With Your Music MOOC in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and P2PU. He works collaboratively with students and faculty researchers in the NYU Music and Audio Research Lab on applying basic research in music information retrieval to educational experiences.

He is Past President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Co-Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, Associate Editor of the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, and serves on the advisory board of the British Journal of Music Education. Dr. Ruthmann is currently a Co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant researching interdisciplinary methods of teaching of computational and musical thinking, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston-based Music and Youth Initiative.

  • Work
    • NYU Steinhardt School
  • Education
    • B.Mus. Music and Technology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
    • M.Mus. and Ph.D. Music Education, Oakland University