Music Encoding Workshop

24-27 October 2019

Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

Registration deadline: 17 October (no charge)


We are pleased to announce that Vanderbilt University will hold a Music Encoding workshop & hackathon in Nashville, TN on 24-27 October 2019. The workshop will introduce MEI to newcomers and offer workshops for advanced users. Register (free) by October 17. The workshop will be led by members of the Music Encoding Initiative Board and Technical Team.

Those new to MEI will learn how to use the Music Encoding Initiative for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital collections. Major topics will include: basic XML; MEI history and design principles; tools for creating and editing MEI data and metadata; MEI-based workflows; using Verovio (

Each day will include lectures, hands-on encoding practice, and opportunities to address participant specific issues. Attendees are encouraged to bring example material they would like to encode. No previous experience with MEI or XML is required for this track, but an understanding of music notation and other markup schemes, such as TEI and HTML, will be helpful.

For software developers and advanced users interested in creating software and documentation for authoring, editing, converting, querying, and rendering encoded music data, the workshop will offer opportunities to share ideas and tools with members of the Technical Team and other members of the community.

Please address questions to info -at-

Details forthcoming! Local arrangements by Joy Calico joy.calico -at- and Cliff Anderson clifford.anderson -at- 


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