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“Robert Winter’s masterful and profoundly original MITA represents the first thorough rethinking in music pedagogy in many decades. It will set the standard for a very long time into the future.”

Richard Leppert
Regent’s Professor of Music
University of Minnesota

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A rare photo of Arnold Schoenberg giving a harmony class at UCLA, where he taught from 1936-1944.
Music in the Air (MITA) is the first wholly integrated, all-digital music teaching platform to ever be brought to the higher ed market. Overflowing with the sounds of music played and sung by world-class performers, MITA is ideally suited for introductory and music appreciation courses.

Unify Course Resources


Gone are the days when teachers and students had to schlep a separate textbook, listening resources, and possibly a score anthology to class. With MITA, all that and more is offered under one roof: world-class recordings, a joyful and authoritative historical narrative, our signature Interactive Scores, original video content, and expandable images. MITA, a Mac/Windows application, also serves as a home base for excursions to the web, with curated, annotated links to web resources added to the mix.

Bridge the Gap Between History, Theory, and Performance


MITA acts upon the growing consensus of the college music community: music history and theory feed on one another. For that reason, every mention of a musical concept like rhythm or dominant seventh chord is hotlinked to an in-depth glossary essay on the topic. Glossary entries are saturated with musical examples and link back to the historical narratives of those works.

Bring It All Together


We’re passionate about providing educators with the maximum amount of quality content possible, but we know how challenging it can be to use good content without a logical organizational structure. That’s why we’ve added Pathways. Pathways offer logical threads through MITA’s various sections, based on topics ranging from traditional genres (operas and musicals, chamber music, jazz, etc.) to the many roles played by women or the musics of indigenous peoples.