This Bachelor thesis is a joint project between the Nuremberg University of Music (Paul Bießmann, Sebastian Trump) and the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (Stefan Balke, Meinard Müller). With this demonstrator, we want to explore the potential of web-based technologies within jazz piano education.
The diversity of the project partners is reflected in their contributions: whereas the AudioLabs (Stefan Balke, Meinard Müller) developed the web-based demonstrator, the creation of the educational concept and the following prepation of the content is the main contribution in Paul Bießmann's Bachelor project.

Paul Bießmann - Nuremberg University of Music

Paul Bießmann studied Media Technology at the Technical University of Ilmenau. Since 2013 he is aiming for a bachelor degree in jazz piano at the Nuremberg University of Music where he benefits from Prof. Martin Schrack, Michael Flügel and Prof. Rainer Böhm.
Next to his studies he currently supports the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS as a student assistant in the audio department.

Stefan Balke - AudioLabs Erlangen

Stefan Balke studied electrical engineering at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. Since 2014, he has been working towards his PhD degree in the Semantic Audio Processing Group headed by Prof. Meinard Müller at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen.
His research interests include music information retrieval, audio signal processing, and multimedia retrieval.
In his spare time, he plays trumpet in several local bands and projects.

Sebastian Trump - Nuremberg University of Music

Sebastian Trump studied jazz saxophone and classical saxophone at Nuremberg University of Music. After gaining a master in sound studies at Berlin University of the Arts, his research interests shifted towards new interfaces for music, human-computer interaction, artistic research and the logic of musical improvisation. Since 2009 he is teaching music and media at Nuremberg University of Music and currently works on his PhD thesis on genetic improvisation.

Meinard Müller - AudioLabs Erlangen

Meinard Müller studied mathematics (Diplom) and computer science (Ph.D.) at the University of Bonn, Germany. In 2002/2003, he conducted postdoctoral research in combinatorics at the Mathematical Department of Keio University, Japan. In 2007, he finished his Habilitation at Bonn University in the field of multimedia retrieval. From 2007 to 2012, he was a member of the Saarland University and the Max-Planck Institut für Informatik leading the research group Multimedia Information Retrieval and Music Processing within the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction. Since September 2012, Meinard Müller holds a professorship for Semantic Audio Processing at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen. His recent research interests include music processing, music information retrieval, audio signal processing, multimedia retrieval, and motion processing. Meinard Müller is member of the IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee since 2010 and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) since 2009. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, wrote a monograph titled Information Retrieval for Music and Motion (Springer, 2007) as well as a textbook titled Fundamentals of Music Processing (Springer, 2015,