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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Jan. 14, 2014

Kramer presents research at international conference

Dr. Ernest Kramer

Dr. Ernest Kramer

Dr. Ernest Kramer, professor of music at Northwest Missouri State University, presented a research paper titled “When the Robot Wins: The Latest Trends in Computer Assisted Ear Training in Music” at the 2014 Hawaii University International Conference Jan. 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference was a three-day event that allowed scholars to present and discuss recent findings in related fields of study.

Kramer’s paper focused on Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) for ear training in music opposed to interaction with a human instructor. He compared and evaluated several CAI software programs as well as other learning tools that do not require an actual teacher.

“This research really proved to be very valuable as this led to Northwest’s music program switching this trimester to Auralia, a brand new cloud-based software package,” Kramer said.

Kramer joined the Northwest faculty in 1985 and teaches courses that include Enjoyment of Music, Applied Piano, Applied Harpsichord, Advanced Ear Training I and II, Advanced Theory I and II, Music Literature III, Choral Composition and Arranging, and Graduate Applied Piano.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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