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Welcome to the Survey "Quantifying MIDI Use for Instrumental Composers".

Participating in this survey should take you ten to fifteen minutes (notice the status bar on the top of the page).

If you wish to quit this survey at any time, just click "Exit this Survey" at the top right corner of the window. Your responses will not be recorded until and unless you click "Done" at the end of the survey.

Because of the laws governing research on human subjects, you must be 18 to participate in this survey.

The intent of this survey is to help to determine who is using which kinds of computer and electronic music tools, how they are using them, and how this may affect their creative process. This data may be useful for educators and researchers interested in developing curricula and new approaches to teaching in the music fields. This study may also be of interest and use to composers, for whom these considerations are ever more important in the digital age.

The results of this experiment will be compiled into an article which will be presented on the American Music Center New Music Box website as well as the website of it's Co-Investigator, Max Duykers.

Please read the letter of consent below and answer YES or NO on the bottom of the page.

Your participation is very much appreciated. Let's get started!
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Dear Subject,

You are being asked to volunteer in a research study, “Quantifying MIDI use for Instrumental Composers.”

The purpose of the study is to help determine which kinds of composers are using which kinds of computer and electronic music tools, how they are using them during their compositional process and how this affects their thinking about these processes. This data may be useful for educators and researchers interested in developing curricula and new approaches to teaching in the music fields. This study may also be of interest and use to composers, for whom these considerations are ever more important in the digital age.

If you are a composer of instrumental or vocal music and if you use computer tools in your compositional process, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

If you agree to participate, your part will be to complete the following survey, which consists of about 50 questions. It should take no more than 15 minutes of your time.

There are no foreseeable risks or benefits to you for participating in this study.

You will not be paid for your participation.

The following procedures will be followed in an effort to keep your personal information confidential: all data collected will remain anonymous and you will not have to give your name or anything that identifies you. To ensure that this research activity is being conducted properly, Stony Brook University's Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects and/or applicable officials of SBU, OHRP (Office for Human Research Protections), and the sponsor of the study, (“Quantifying MIDI use for Instrumental Composers”), have the right to review study records, but confidentiality will be maintained as allowed by law.

There are no costs to you for participating in this study.

Your participation is completely voluntary. You do not have to participate if you don’t want to. If you wish to quit this survey at any time, just click the X on the top of this window. Your responses will not be recorded.

If you have any questions about the study, you may contact Daniel Weymouth or Max Duykers at (631) 632-7330.

If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact Ms. Judy Matuk, Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects at (631) 632-9036.

If you answer YES below it means that you have read (or have had read to you) the information contained in this letter, and would like to be a participant in this research study.

Thank you,

Daniel Weymouth
Max Duykers
If you click YES below you confirm that you have read the above letter of consent and that you would like to participate in this study. If you click NO below you confirm that you would NOT like to participate in this study.
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