PhD student happens upon fragment in British Library suggesting modern multi-part music evolved earlier than was thought. Read more at the Guardian:
The bitterly traded charges of deception and unfair attacks would have been right at home in a rough-and-tumble political campaign. In this case, though, the acrimony erupted in an area that is usually much more placid: the market for children’s violin lessons.
Read more at the New York Times
To many classical music lovers, “crossover” is a dirty word. And who can blame them? The holiday season is especially rich in ill-advised CD releases by opera stars belting out operetta arias or crooning Christmas jingles in arrangements that do no favors to either the singers or the songs. For the full story, please see the New York Times.
The viola was the instrument of choice for Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Dvorák and Beethoven; Jimi Hendrix and John Cale both played it; violinists turn to it to improve technique. So why is the viola the butt of jokes? Tabea Zimmermann defends her instrument.
Read the complete story at the Guardian.
The Harry Partch Instrument Collection takes up residency at the University of Washington School of Music. Read more here.
Check out the Bizet Catalogue!
Compiled by Hugh Macdonald and managed by the Humanities Digital Workshop at Washington University, St Louis.
“This is primarily a list of Bizet’s works, providing essential information about the history and content of each one. It gives information on manuscript and printed sources, on documentary materials relating to the composition, performance and publication of each work, and is intended to provide a full historical documentation of Bizet’s work as composer and transcriber.”
The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering two experiential courses for graduate students during the Winter 2015 Quarter. Each evidence-based course encourages students to reflect and participate by engaging in active learning.
Please see below for descriptions and how to register.
Winter Quarter 2015
GRDSCH 525/HUM 595: Acting Up: Amplifying Voices Through Interactive Theater as Pedagogy
Instructors: Theresa Ronquillo (Center for Teaching and Learning) and Tikka Sears (Memory War Theater)
When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:30–4:20 p.m.
Where: Gerberding 100 (Center for Teaching and Learning)
Credit: 3 credit (C/NC)
GRDSCH 630: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks and Practices
Instructors: Calla Chancellor and Karen Freisem (Center for Teaching and Learning)
When: Wednesdays, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Where: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 228
Credit: 2 credit (C/NC)
Entry Codes: Entry codes are required for registration in all periods. Contact Calla Chancellor at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a code.
For course descriptions and further details, please see the Center for Teaching & Learning.
The Research Commons’ popular Citation Management consultation appointment service has returned for the 2014–2015 academic year. Graduate Students can make 30-60min appointments with a Research Commons Graduate Student Specialist to receive expert peer advice on how to choose, set up or troubleshoot a citation management system. We currently offer assistance with RefWorks, Zotero, EndNote Basic or Mendeley. Make an appointment today!
The UW Music Library is currently running a trial of Met Opera on Demand. Try it out and let us know what you think! Comments may be submitted on this blog post or sent directly to Judy Tsou at jstsou at uw.edu. Don’t wait! This trial ends December 3rd. Please also note that the trial may only be accessed while on-campus. You may not access the trial from off-campus.
“Chances are, you’ve seen him perform. Come rain or shine, Jonny Hahn has been playing piano at Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market for 28 years as tourists and shoppers rush about.
With the rainy season settling in, we asked him: What’s it like to brave the weather and perform year-round? Listen to his 90-second answer:”
See KPLU.org for the full story!