MAESTRO: Conductor’s Baton Simulation

MAESTRO: Conductor’s Baton Simulation

The goal of this project is to develop a virtual conducting system that would allow for the refinement of kinesthetic skills that are essential to creating subtle gestures improving conductor performance and confidence on the podium. This project will support the learning of kinesthetic conducting skills while furthering development of essential musical and cognitive skills.

More Information: 2017-MAESTRO


Students who work on this project will display their work at the University of Michigan Presidential Symposium to celebrate the Bicentennial on October 26th, 2017.  Leaders in industry and academia will judge the projects for creativity and innovation, awarding $25,000 to the best student projects.

More Information: Campus of the Future


Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following document in January 2017:

Student IP Agreement for this Project Team

How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 5-7
  • Course Substitutions EE MDE, CSE-G, Honors, CE MDE, ECE Cognate
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Summer Funding Application
  • Signals, Controls, Sensing (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: EE, CE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA
  • Biomechanics of Conducting/Musical Performance (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: ME, BE, KINES, SMTD-PERF, SMTD-PAT
  • Programming (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: CSE/CS-LSA
  • Usability Studies/UI Design (1 Student)

    • Likely Majors: Information (SI), CSE/CS-LSA

Faculty Mentor: Greg Wakefield2017 Stryker projects
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Sponsor Mentor: Andrea Brown2017 Stryker projects
Lecturer III in Music, Theatre & Dance, School of Music, Theatre & Drama