The Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music (WACM) is set to take place from June 23 to July 6, 2008 at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The workshop will be held at UCSC's Music Center, which features performance halls, classrooms, and studios built and designed for recording, as well as beautiful views of Monterey Bay.
David Cope, Paul Nauert, Peter Elsea, and Soren Goodman will be on hand to teach and advise workshop attendees. Participants will take classes on the basic techniques of algorithmic composition and music analysis, and the computer programming language Lisp.
The workshop is limited to 15 participants to ensure an excellent student/teacher ratio; prospective students must have an ability to read music and understand basic music theory as well as have at least a basic facility with computers. Students need not be active musicians or programmers. Room and board is available on campus if desired, and students may receive five quarter units of credit if enrolled in the workshop. See http://summer.ucsc.edu/wacm for more information.