Dr. Morel Koren
Computers in Music Education
2003-2007, PhD from University of the Arts "George Enescu", Iasi, Romania. Dissertation title Musical Timbre – history, development, technology; based on interdisciplinary research in the fields of evolutionary musicology, history and development of technology for music and audio-visual systems. Advisor, Professor Viorel Munteanu, composer, musicologist and Rector of the University (2004-2012).
§ 1996 – present, computer music laboratory, Music Department, Bar - Ilan University
§ 1998-2003 - Instructor and lecturer at the Music Department, Bar – Ilan University. Courses for music teachers in the field of New Technology for music education: music notation engraving, MIDI arrangements, audio recording and editing, multimedia for music education.
§ 1996 – Adj. Director at Municipal Music Center Steinberg, Holon.
§ 1987-1996 - Teaching violin, guitar and keyboard at Beit Frankfurt Hadar-Joseph, Project "Ajami" and "Arab - Jewish Center" Tel-Aviv-Jaffa.
§ 1976-1986 – music teacher, Adj. Director at Dorohoi Cultural-House, and music ensemble leader; years of experience on playing Romanian (also Moldavian, Bukovinian and Yiddish) folk music on public spectacles and weddings (more than 300). Organized, performed and recorded six national light-music festivals (Romania). Winner of song composition contests in the frame of “Cantare Romaniei” National Art Festival.
§ 2003-2007, University of the Arts "George Enescu", Iasi, Romania, PhD
§ 1972-1976, Music Conservatory "George Enescu" Iasi, Romania; BA and MA in Musicology with specialization in music teaching. Studied with, among others, Vasile Spatarelu, Anton Zemann, Sabin Pautza, Adrian Diaconu, and with Stefan Niculescu and Anatol Vieru on the Summer School courses at Patra Neamt, Romania (1973-1975)
Awards, Prizes, Scholarship,
§ 2014 – Erasmus Mundus – EDEN, Staff Mobility at A.I.C. University Iasi, Romania
§ 2013 – Erasmus Mundus – EDEN post-doctoral scholarship - declined
§ 2002 – Summer courses at CCRMA, Stanford University on computer music
§ 2000 – Audio-Video editing courses at Future Media Concept, New-York
§ 1976-1987 – Prizes in song composition contests “Cantarea Romaniei”, Romania
Research Interests: Computers in Music Education, Musical Timbre, Music Technology,
Website development, Music and Communication
§ 2014, Technical Editor (contributing, rendering and editing the musical examples in digital format and preparing the audio CDs) of Elena Reikher book: "Traditional Songs of the Bukharan Jews”, The Dahan Center, Bar Ilan University, http://www.wslibrary.net/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=6614
§ 2013, Pages on a monographic book about a famous Romanian composer: Spatarelu Alexandru Florin, Al nostru Vasile Spatarelu (1938-2005) Ed. Performantica, ISBN 987-606-685-019-3, Iasi, Romania (pag. 227-230)
§ 2001-2014, Music notation, transcription, rendering in digital form and preparing the musical material for composers, conductors, instrumentalists and musicologists, authors of articles published in "Min-Ad" - Israel Studies in Musicology Online, http://www.biu.ac.il/hu/mu/min-ad/
§ 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org - In memoriam of a good friend, http://www.biu.ac.il/hu/mu/min-ad/8-9-II/Koren_on_Dan_Timis.pdf,
§ 1998 – present, Webmaster:
§ Bar-Ilan’s Music Department internet site
§ The Online Journal Min-Ad internet site
§ The Israel Musicological Society internet site
Recordings of original songs
1984-86, “Flori de vis”, “Pentru tine”, “Timpul” at Radio Iasi, Romania
§ 1974, With the "Animosi" A Cappella Choir at Bayreuth Music Festival, Germany
§ 1982, with the Jewish Federation of Romania Choir and Orchestra on Israel,
§ 1984, with the Jewish Federation of Romania Choir and Orchestra on Switzerland
§ 2007, guest lecturer at the University of the Arts "George Enescu", Romania
§ 1999-2003, lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Music, courses on:
§ Music notation engraving
§ Music arrangements using MIDI protocol
§ Multimedia applications for music education
§ 2001, guest lecturer, Music and Technology Workshop, Piatra Neamt, Romania
§ 1987-1996, Israel; Teaching music, violin, keyboard and guitar
§ 1976-1986, Romania: Teaching music, violin, keyboard and guitar
§ Affiliation to IMS – Israeli Musicology Society
§ Hebrew, Romanian, English, French
§ Musical Skills: violin, piano and guitar player; conductor and ensemble leader
§ Computer skills: Windows, OSX, iOS, Internet, Network, Office or similar; Music Notation, MIDI, Audio, Video, Music Education, Analysis and Research.