Faculty & TAs: Present at the 2016 Teaching & Learning Symposium

We invite UW faculty, staff and students to present their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work at the 2016 UW Teaching & Learning Symposium – Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom, UW Seattle.

The Symposium is designed for interactive presentations and discussion among participants.  You are invited to present your work as a poster, and you are welcome to bring handouts or use other media that will help demonstrate your work.

  • Proposal must be received by Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, including application information, see the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Composer, musician and Seattle teacher Bern Herbolsheimer dead at 67

“Northwest musician Bern Herbolsheimer, whose more than 500 compositions have spanned nearly all the classical genres, has died of cancer at age 67 in Seattle.

Composer, pianist and dedicated teacher, Mr. Herbolsheimer was named Outstanding Teacher of Music at Cornish College, where he taught composition. He also taught graduate classes in the voice program at the University of Washington. Mr. Herbolsheimer’s music was clearly of its time, and could be both experimental and progressive, but he never lost his love for the lyrical beauty that is at the heart of his works.”

Read more about Mr. Herbolsheimer at the Seattle Times.

Faculty Friday, Featuring Tom Collier!

“A musician can make a great tour guide. 

In Tom Collier’s new jazz album, “Across the Bridge,” he explores the streets, schools, and sounds of West Seattle, the neighborhood he grew up in. The School of Music professor plays two instruments on the nine-track trek: the vibraphone and its king-sized cousin, the marimba.”

Read more about Tom Collier’s life and teaching at UW Today.

How A Korean Jazz Festival Found A Huge Young Audience

Now in its 12th year, the Jarasum Jazz Festival regularly draws between 200,000 and 250,000 people over three days. Jarasum estimates that 88 percent of its 2015 audience was under age 40. To put this demographic in perspective, the numbers are basically flipped at the Newport Jazz Festival, where a 2012 survey found that 82 percent of its audience is over age 45. Read more at npr.org

New Collection of Online Scores

The Music Library has a new online score subscription database, A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology.  A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology contains music from antiquity through the romantic era, with extensive contents for the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. In contrast to the 120 to 150 or so pieces found in print anthologies that cover these eras, A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology offers over 600 essential piece—over twice as many as print anthologies, with over 5000 total pages. Many of the works are presented in their entirety rather than in excerpt, and all are newly edited and typeset specifically for this edition.

Check out A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology in the Books and Scores section of our Music Research Guide.

Does your research transgress? Apply to present at Scholars’ Studio!

Does the word “transgress” speak to your research interests?  Are you looking for opportunities to present your research? Preparing for a conference or scholarly presentation and looking for feedback on your presentation style?

Submit a proposal by Friday, February 5, for a 5-minute lightning style talk and join us at the 2015-2016 Scholars’ Studio series. Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event that features 10 rapid-fire ignite-style presentations (5 minutes each) given by graduate students and postdocs doing research on topics related to an interdisciplinary theme.

Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and the UW Graduate School CORE Programs, Scholars’ Studio gives students the opportunity to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.

Scholars’ Studio: TRANSGRESS

Thursday, February 25th

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Presentation Place, The Research Commons in Allen Library South

How do we TRANSGRESS? Crossing borders, stretching racial, gender, sexual, class and ability boundaries, displaying difference and otherness, resisting and trespassing, disobeying laws, researching environments and toxins…what does your research focus on?

Learn more and submit a proposal here: http://commons.lib.washington.edu/scholarsstudio


What makes the Smithsonian’s Stradivarius violins so special?

Instruments made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari are among the best-sounding ever created. They’re also good-looking, especially three of the Smithsonian’s, which are among only 11 decorated Strads still around. Here’s a closer look at one of the National Museum of American History’s instruments, a violin known as “the Greffuhle,” named after a French nobleman who once owned it. Read more at the Washington Post.