MusicXML Meeting at NAMM 2013

namm13MakeMusic is pleased to be hosting the first-ever MusicXML community meeting at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The meeting will be held on Friday, January 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Anaheim Hilton. We will be meeting in the Malibu Room on the fourth floor, and light refreshments will be served.

We have had great discussions with the large community of MusicXML developers over the years on our MusicXML mailing list. This meeting will be our first opportunity to get the community together for a face-to-face discussion. The agenda includes:

  • MusicXML progress over the past year. This includes MakeMusic’s MusicXML documentation project, as well as new and improved adoption of MusicXML during 2012.
  • Future directions for MusicXML. What is most important to move the format forward so that digital sheet music interchange works better? More features? A tighter specification? Better documentation? More comprehensive examples and test suites? Further improving MusicXML support within Finale as a reference implementation? Or are things working fine as-is?

We discuss future directions on the MusicXML mailing list, but in-person discussions always have a different flavor than online discussions. I’m looking forward to learning more about the community’s desires for the future of MusicXML at this meeting!

If you are coming to the show but cannot attend the meeting, or want to discuss MusicXML issues one on one, please stop by our booth 6210 in Hall A. I am usually in meetings during most of the show, but I still have a few times free to meet and talk. Please leave your contact information with someone at the booth, and they will forward it on to me so we can set something up.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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