It is that time of the year–time for Musical America’s list of summer music festivals! Check this list against your summer calendar.
Reproducibility is the foundation of science, but as science becomes increasingly computational, ensuring reproducible research requires the adoption of new approaches, new technologies, and new skills.
The eScience Institute, in the context of the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment, has helped initiate a campus-wide working group to explore these issues.
A first campus-wide workshop on challenges, solutions, technologies, and research topics in this space is scheduled forMay 8, 2014 in Odegaard 220.
The format will include keynote talks from top researchers in reproducible science, panel discussions, and breakout groups on specific topics, followed by a reception.
A preliminary schedule and more information is available here: http://escience.washington.edu/event/first-reproducibility-workshop
If you are interested in attending, please submit a non-binding registration form to assist us in planning for the event:https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/swright/229855
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library of Harvard University launched virtual exhibition featuring their collection of Sir Georg Solti’s annotated conducting scores:
This site expands upon an exhibition mounted in the Library in the fall of 2011, Music, First and Last: Scores from the Sir Georg Solti Archive and includes annotated scores, photographs, short audio clips and a video interview Recordings Librarian Bob Dennis conducted with Lady Solti when she visited.
John Luther Adams for “Become Ocean”. See the full list of winners and finalists at the Pulitzer.org.
Many at UW are actively engaged in examining how teaching affects student learning – the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research. Each spring the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts the annual UW-Seattle Teaching and Learning Symposium to provide a forum where all who share this interest can learn of their colleagues’ work and engage in discussion. The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions. Posters presented each year range from classroom/action research to published SoTL research.
- 2:00 – 2:05 CTL Welcome
- 2:05 – 2:50 Poster Session #1 (odd-numbered posters)
- 2:50 – 3:00 Welcome: Provost Ana Mari Cauce
- 3:00 – 3:45 Keynote: Dr. Scott Freeman “End of Lecture: The Future of Evidence-Based Teaching”
- 3:45 – 4:30 Poster Session #2 (even-numbered posters)
For more information on the poster session topics, please see the Center for Teaching & Learning.
“Some of the biggest names in classical music have arrived at the UW Music Library. But rather than the musicians themselves, it’s their works that have been added to the library’s collection to give students the opportunity to bring those works to life.”
For the full story, please see The Daily.
“Just in time for April Fool’s Day we are pleased to announce the results of this year’s Grove Music Online Spoof Article contest.
This year’s submissions were all biographies, perhaps because Grove’s stylistic prescriptions for biographies lend themselves well to parody. Competition was fierce and hilarious. One of our judges reports, ‘You all made me spill my coffee. Twice.’”
- See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2014/04/grove-music-spoof-winner-april-fools/#sthash.LOw0WvFI.dpuf
“William Crawford had a passion. During his lifetime, he collected rare, first edition vocal musical scores. By the time he died in 2013, he had amassed more than 700 scores by such famous composers as Beethoven, Bach and Wagner. Now those scores have found a home in Seattle.”
For the full story, please see KUOW.org.
“Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Wagner — the names alone are enough to quicken the pulse of any classical music lover.
Those greats and many more — Haydn, Britten, Rossini, Verdi, Debussy, even Gershwin — are represented in a recent gift of 720 rare classical music scores, mostly first editions or first printings, to the University of Washington Music Library.”
Read the full story in UW Today.