Industrial and organizational support plays an important role in maintaining
the quality of research at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
(CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley. CNMAT recognizes the
importance of cooperation between industry and academia in maintaining the
vitality of both. In turn, many industrial firms recognize the valuable
resources that the research, faculty, staff, and students at the Center provide
for them. Not only does this collaboration complement their own research, but
this support provides an invaluable training ground for exceptionally talented
young computer scientists and composers.

Broadly stated, the primary goal of CNMAT is to bring technical tools and
resources to bear on musical problems and issues. Within this wide domain, our
particular emphasis (and what distinguishes CNMAT from similar research centers)
is performance technology and performance-related research issues and problems.


Membership in CNMAT's Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) is open to any
firm or organization, regardless of size or location. A firm can become an
Industrial Affiliate for an annual contribution of $20,000, half of which must
be a cash contribution. Funds received from annual memberships are used to
provide support for research, graduate students, equipment and to help meet the
costs of the annual IAP Conference.

Benefits of Membership
  • Collaboration with Faculty and Research Staff:

    The key benefit of the affiliates program is the personal interaction
    between an organization's technical and managerial staff and CNMAT's faculty and
    research staff (including distinguished visiting scholars) and students.

  • Contacts with Students Especially Skilled in Media Technology

    Students who work on CNMAT research projects receive degrees in Computer
    Science, Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science, or Music. They are
    especially skilled in the audio media area and are highly sought after by
    industry. Membership in CNMAT's IAP offers early and regular contact with these
    highly qualified students.

  • Research Interaction:

    Members will have early access to research progress and results and will
    receive copies of all papers submitted for publication. Members are invited to
    attend special technical meetings and concerts throughout the year. Joint
    research projects with CNMAT faculty and staff are strongly encouraged.

  • Annual Conference:

    CNMAT will hold an annual conference each Spring to present and review
    current research by CNMAT staff, faculty, students and visiting researchers.
    Membership ensures that designated company representatives are invited to the

  • Seminars, Lectures and Special events

    Members will receive notices of all the above, including concerts,
    throughout the year.

For Further Information:

Please contact [cnmat:people/david_wessel|David Wessel].