This seminar introduces you to some current topics in computational musicology. The topics for the seminar are chosen from the ISMIR (International Society for Music Information Retrieval) conference.

The seminar is suitable both for computer science students (with some background in music) and musicology students (with some background in programming).



-January 14: First session. Course arrangements, picking up a topic.
-January 21: Mayhem session: each student will give a one-minute presentation about the topic they have selected.
-March 27: Deadline for the written presentations. Written presentation 2-3 pages on Ismir template. Word and Latex templates can be found here:
The presentations are to be submitted in the Moodle letterbox (the Moodle link can be found above).
-March 31: First oral session
-April 7: Second oral session
-April 14: Third oral session
-April 21: Fourth oral session
Pick up slot for you oral session in here:
Course Telegram group:

Tue 14.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 21.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 28.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 4.2.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 31.3.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 7.4.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 21.4.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 28.4.2020
12:15 - 14:00

Other teaching


Master's Programme in Computer Science is responsible for the course.

The course belongs to Discrete Algorithms course package.

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.

Basic skills in music and programming.

It is possible to continue with a Master's thesis in computer science related to the topic of the seminar.

An ability to give scientific presentations. An ability to peer-review and give feedback on written work and on presentations. Improved scientific writing skills on computational musicology topics.

Spring 2020

The scope of the course corresponds to that of the ISMIR conference.

Grading is 1..5, based on the quality of the written work and presentation.

Presentation, written work and peer-review.

Kjell Lemström and Antti Laaksonen