School of Music to host Internet2 presentation for international performing arts conference

NIU’s School of Music has been invited by Internet2 to provide a high-quality demonstration of an interactive video technology for an international conference in Barcelona, Spain.

The  demonstration will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, from the Music Building Recital Hall. All are welcome for a first-hand experience with technology that will play a vital role in the future of the educational enterprise.

Paul Bauer, director of the NIU School of Music, speaks to an Internet2 audience about the school's use of that technology.
Paul Bauer, director of the NIU School of Music, speaks to an Internet2 audience about the school's use of that technology.

NIU is one of only a few remote institutions invited to participate in the three-day Barcelona conference; others include Yale University, Conservatorio G. Tartini (Trieste, Italy), and Communications Research Center (Canada).

NIU percussion professor Greg Beyer (on screen and in silhouette) performs in a 2007 Alaskan concert from inside the NIU Music Building.
NIU percussion professor Greg Beyer (on screen and in silhouette) performs in a 2007 Alaskan concert from inside the NIU Music Building.

This Internet2 session will engage a professor of violin from the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain) in teaching NIU violin major Katelyn Kozinski an interactive lesson with the highest-quality audio and excellent video.

The session also will include:

  • DVTS [Digital Video Transport System] overview and masterclass
  • Explanation of the properties of the DVTS video conferencing system, including its history, components and specifications, such as quality ratios, bandwidths and system requirements.

Thanks to effective support from Information Technology Services and Media Services, the NIU School of Music continues to develop its experience and international reputation in the use of video technologies via Internet2.

Dan Nichols contributes significantly to NIU’s success through his coordinatation of the design, configuration and implementation of all School of Music Internet2 technologies.

Call (815) 753-1551 for more information.

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