The UW Libraries is running a trial of Oxford Bibliographies Online. This trial includes several bibliographies on musical topics and composers. Please check it out and let us know what you think! You may leave comments below or email them directly to Judy Tsou, Head Music Librarian at email@example.com. This trial runs through December 15th.
Early Music Conference “Musicking: Performance, Politics & Personalities”
CFP Deadline: November 15, 2015
Conference Dates: April 12–16, 2016 http://blogs.uoregon.edu/musicking/
University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Eugene, Oregon
The University of Oregon Collegium Musicum ensemble is delighted to present its first annual conference: “MUSICKING: PERFORMANCE, POLITICS, & PERSONALITIES” to be held in the UO, School of Music and Dance in Eugene, OR (location: Collier House, at University and 13th Streets), from 12 to 16 April, 2016. Through scholarly panels, educational performance classes, and public performances, this conference will unite the individual personalities that comprise our performance and academic cultures and encourage cross-collaboration in the spirit of musicking.
The goal of this conference is to stimulate student and community interest in early music and historical performance practice studies by offering five days of academic scholarship, educational performance classes, and a variety of performances that will be free and open to all students and community members. This year, paper sessions will be organized around five specific topics: Music and Rhetoric; What is Italian in Italian Music?; Mathematics, Science, and Instrumental Music; Romanticism and Historical Performance Practice; and Alessandro Stradella’s Oratorio, San Giovanni Battista. Applicants are encouraged to blur the academic distinctions of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, education, modern performance practices, historical performance practice, and other academic fields, and consider the conference topics through a lens of Musicking, in all its possible facets.
The Conference Committee welcomes individual paper proposals: abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted. Proposals should include two files: an anonymous submission including a title and the abstract; and a second file including the title, author’s name and a short (5-line) biography of the presenter. The abstract should specify the thesis/main topic of research, the state of research and sources used, and the relevance of the author’s thesis to the conference purpose and topics. Please send abstracts and proposals by Sunday, November 15, 2015. Notices of acceptance will be sent by Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Materials should be submitted directly through the conference website http://blogs.uoregon.edu/musicking/.
For more information and a detailed schedule of conference events please visit http://blogs.uoregon.edu/musicking/
Are you a graduate student or postdoc candidate looking for opportunities to present your research? Do you need feedback on your presentation style? Submit a proposal BY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th for the next Scholars’ Studio, Thursday, November 19th, 4:00 — 6:00 pm at Presentation Place in the Research Commons.
This quarter’s theme is Translate. Think about translating words or literature into music, field recordings into digital scholarship, teaching into performance, and more.
See our Call for Proposals
Curious about active learning at UW? Want to chat with instructors experienced in using the Active Learning Classrooms? Join us for the Active Learning Classroom open house in Odegaard Library. Instructors from across campus will share their experiences and active learning strategies.
Who: Michelle Averill, SPH 381, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences / Nutritional Sciences
Alison Crowe, BIOL 401, Biology
Steve Groening, C LIT 397, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media
Sara Lopez, EDUC 210, Education
Linda Martin-Morris, BIOL 355, Biology
Nicole McNichols, PSYCH 445, Psychology
When: Thursday, November 19, 3:30 to 4:30PM
Where: Odegaard Library Active Learning Classroom 136
Co-sponsored by Odegaard Library, the Center for Teaching & Learning, and UW-IT Learning Technologies.
ALC instructors will lead informal conversations on teaching topics of interest, such as developing student teamwork and presentation skills and fostering equitable student participation. Bring your device and your active learning questions; participants can try out the ALC technology and talk with representatives from CTL, UW-IT LT and Odegaard Library. Refreshments will be served. RSVP here (while RSVPs are not required, they are appreciated).
About the ALCs: Odegaard Undergraduate Library features two state-of-the-art Active Learning Classrooms, which hold 63 students and 90 students. The ALCs are designed to promote peer learning, student engagement, and increased student-instructor contact.
“Wayward Music curator and Seattle musician Steve Peters has created a website dedicated to documenting women in avant-garde/experimental music and other sonic disciplines. Titled Many Many Women, the site is a huge and ever-growing resource forexploration and consciousness-raising—and talent booking, should you be in the show-promotion business. It’s also a refutation to those who think there’s a dearth of female composers and performers.”
Read the full story on the SLOG.
Our friends at Stanford University have put together a website that provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists. With a burgeoning number of digital resources available, remembering titles of sites and pathways to them can be difficult. Digital Resources in Musicology (DRM) is organized topically and provides a rapid search tool for specialties within heterogeneous collections. Neither the links or their descriptions are exhaustive. Older projects predating the development of the internet are listed at ADAM: Archive of Digital Applications in Musicology. Curated digital and hybrid editions are itemized at EVE: Electronic and Virtual Editions. Harvard’s Online Resources for Music Scholars offer a somewhat different, largely complementary mix of projects.
View the full resource.
The Music Library would like to invite you to register for our online Essential Research Skills for Music Graduate Students workshop, October 19–23. The workshop is designed to walk you through the research process for the exam with a topic of your choice. Each attendee will come out of the workshop with a plan of action for preparing for their research. The workshop is self-paced over five days and enrollees typically spend an hour per module on the workshop. Librarians will offer personalized feedback on workshop activities so you can get research advice from experts. Registration for the workshop is open now and will close on Saturday, the 17th at midnight. There are 25 slots available for the workshop. You may register at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/libeo/282844 We look forward to seeing you online.
Carnegie Hall opens its 125th anniversary season with a thrilling evening of classical works and a world premiere performed by the fantastic New York Philharmonic and piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin under the baton of Alan Gilbert.
Watch at medici.tv Oct. 7, 2015, 4 p.m.
“Humanists know the subjects we study are complex. So on the rare occasions when we describe them with numbers at all, we tend to proceed cautiously. Maybe too cautiously. Distant readers have spent a lot of time, for instance, just convincing colleagues that it might be okay to use numbers for exploratory purposes.”
For the full story, please see The Stone and the Shell.
“What if you could identify the applause in every recording in the PennSound archive? With that information, you might ask who receives the most applause, which poems by a given author are most likely to spur an audience response, and which venues lend themselves to the warmest reception. In the following we present our initial work toward using machine learning to answer just such questions.”
For the full story, please see Jacket2.