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Calling All Composers!

Com­pose for the New Music for Young Musi­cians Com­poser Com­pe­ti­tion 2014 — 2015!  The James Madi­son Uni­ver­sity New Music for Young Musi­cians Com­poser Com­pe­ti­tion rec­og­nizes and encour­ages the efforts of com­posers study­ing com­po­si­tion or early in their careers (28 years of age and younger) nation­wide who are involved in the cre­ative process of com­pos­ing music for younger ensem­bles in mid­dle school through high school.  For more infor­ma­tion on the com­pe­ti­tion and how to apply, please see the JMU web­site.

TurnItIn Workshops

A col­lab­o­ra­tion of the UW Libraries, UW-IT, and the Cen­ter for Teach­ing and Learn­ing, these work­shops exam­ine best prac­tices for using Tur­nItIn as a ped­a­gog­i­cal tool.

“Best Prac­tices and Prepar­ing to Use TurnItIn”

Tues­day, Octo­ber 21  |  2:30 — 4:30 p.m.  |  Ode­gaard Library, Rm 220  |  UW Seat­tle

This work­shop explores the first steps of using Tur­nItIn: design­ing effec­tive assign­ments, pre­vent­ing pla­gia­rism, and using the assign­ment and assess­ment tools in Can­vas. Par­tic­i­pants also dis­cuss ques­tions of ethics and author­ship in using Tur­nItIn through the UW license. Instruc­tors are encour­aged to bring a writ­ing / research assign­ment from one of their courses.

“Set­ting up Tur­nItIn and a Report from the Classroom” 

Tues­day, Novem­ber 4  |  3:30 — 5:30 p.m.  |   Ode­gaard Library, Rm 141  |  UW Seattle

This sec­ond work­shop explores the logis­tics of using Tur­nItIn, from turn­ing it on in Can­vas to inter­pret­ing and using the reports effec­tively. Geog­ra­phy fac­ulty mem­ber Joe Han­nah shares his expe­ri­ences and lends exper­tise on how to use–and how not to use–Turnitin as a tool for enhanc­ing stu­dent learning.

Atten­dance at both work­shops is strongly encour­aged.  To reg­is­ter please fill out the Work­shop Reg­is­tra­tion WebQ.

New Online Catalog of Carl Nielsen’s Works

The Carl Nielsen Works Cat­a­logue; an online the­matic cat­a­log of Nielsen’s works com­plete with details of orig­i­nal man­u­script sources, per­for­mance his­tory, and pri­mary texts; has just been pub­lished

The cat­a­log is the result of a multi-year project by the Dan­ish Cen­tre for Music Pub­li­ca­tion which is based at the Royal Library in Copen­hagen. The library holds the major­ity of Nielsen’s sur­viv­ing manuscripts.

Happening Today: Open House for International Students

The East Asia Library is host­ing an open house for inter­na­tional stu­dents.  Stop by Gowen Hall, 3rd floor from 4-6pm today to meet fel­low inter­na­tional stu­dents, UW librar­i­ans, eat some Korean food, and take your pic­ture with Dubs, the UW mas­cot dog!  The event is open to all inter­na­tional stu­dents.  Feel free to come and go as needed.  We look for­ward to meet­ing you!

A Mozart Mystery: Sonata Manuscript Surfaces in Budapest

For Bal­azs Mikusi, a young Hun­gar­ian musi­col­o­gist, it was the find of a life­time. Leaf­ing through fold­ers of uniden­ti­fied man­u­scripts at the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest recently, he came across four pages of what looked to him like Mozart’s hand­writ­ing. As he read through the music, he told Agence France-Presse, he real­ized that he had stum­bled onto Mozart’s own score of the Piano Sonata in A, K.331 – one of the best-known Mozart sonatas because of its “Rondo alla Turca” finale.”

For the full story, please see the New York Times.

Sit in on a masterclass from the comfort of your own home!

Did you know that you can stream mas­ter­classes with world-renowned artists from our lat­est music library sub­scrip­tion,  Mas­ter­class artists include Emanuel Ax, Yuri Bash­met, Boris Berman, Maxim Vengerov, Stephen Hough, Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmer­son, Gábor Tákacs-Nagy, Kurt Masur, András Schiff, Bernard Haitink, to name a few.  Learn more about the mas­ter­class offer­ings on’s web­site.

Start watch­ing mas­ter­classes right now on!

Graduate Funding, Design Help, and an Opportunity to Share your Research

Check out our events at the Research Commons!

Finally, as a reminder, Research Com­mons rooms, booths and alcoves are avail­able to you to reserve for TA office hours and group work ses­sions.  A list of our reserv­able spaces are here: