MARL activities are organized into six areas that seem to most naturally group the common interests of its members: music theory, computer music and interactive systems, music informatics, recording and production, immersive audio and music cognition.
The Computer Music/Interactive Systems group is concerned with technologies that enable and enhance live musical performances that include both human and computer performers.
The focus of the Immersive Audio group lies in the capture, analysis, synthesis and reproduction of auditory environments.
The MARL Music Cognition group focuses on modeling the complex mental processes involved in the perception and production of music.
The Music Informatics group is concerned with research aimed at extending the understanding and usefulness of digital music data, through the research, development and application of computational approaches and tools.
The Music Theory group focuses on promoting the goals of music theory within MARL's interdisciplinary research environment.
The Recording and Production group is interested in the techniques and technologies that impact the recording, mixing, production and mastering of music.