This proposal requests a stipend to help in my exploration of the relationship between music and mathematics, and seeks to provide me with an opportunity to improve my 'musical numeracy.' As a composer, performer, music theorist and computer music developer, I am frustrated by my lack of basic mathematical understanding, since there exists a profound relationship between music and mathematics, a relationship that I have never been able to embody in my work or my teaching. I propose a detailed study of Gareth Loy's Musimatics, a two volume work designed for precisely the needs of this project. To quote his preface: "If you are drawn to mathematics because of your love of music, then this book is for you. It provides a commonsense, self-contained, self-consistent, self-referential introduction to these subjects for nonspecialist readers. It is designed for musicians who find their art increasingly mediated by technology, and it is written for anyone who desires to understand the intersection between art and science." This study would be enhanced by a basic review of pre-calculus math. I would engage in this work through my own self-study, and have enlisted the help of two Earlham professors as consultants during this process. The impact of this course of study would be an increased ability to instill my composing, computer music development, theoretical analysis and overall teaching with a greater degree of mathematical rigor.