The passage of beloved School of Music advisory board member and alumnus Don Thulean in early April is a great loss to the School and the region. A tireless advocate for the arts, Don possessed a powerful gift for bringing collaborators together in the service of great music. We extend condolences to his loved ones and dedicate our April 24, 2015 UW Symphony and Seattle Symphony Side by Side Concert to his memory.
Read the full obituary on the School of Music website.
Graduate students and postdocs: does your work relate to the theme of “Community”? Think: Urban design and planning, civic engagement, ecosystems, group dynamics, and more! Scholars’ Studio is a fun and fast paced event at which students gain presentation skills and make interdisciplinary connections by presenting their research in a 5-minute lightning talk format. Proposals for Scholars’ Studio: Community Research are due by April 24th. Submit a proposal now to be considered for the event on May 21.
Musical America’s annual list of summer festivals has been posted! This is a great opportunity to plan your summer concert-going experience.
See Musical America for the full festival listing.
Friday, May 8 | 12:30–2:00 | HUB Rm. 250, Seattle Campus | Doors open at 12:00
Click HERE to register now.
Over the last decade the UW has seen an increase in the number of international students. Although we often hear that these students’ academic experiences differ from those in their home countries, rarely do we get to hear in-depth accounts from students about their own learning experiences.
Join the CTL in a conversation co-led by Wei Zuo (Ph.D. Candidate, English). Zuo will begin by sharing her dissertation research on Chinese students’ academic experiences at UW, including interviews with the students, their professors, and TAs. We will use Zuo’s findings as a springboard for an engaging discussion of effective ways to help our international students – and all UW students – learn.
Wei Zuo, Ph.D. candidate, Department of English
Katie Malcolm, Instructional Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
Light snacks and beverages will be served.
This conversation is open to all faculty, graduate students, and staff from the UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The registration link can be found HERE. UW NetId is required. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited and interested parties will be placed on a waiting list should the session fill. While registration is highly encouraged, walk-ins are welcome.
The University of Washington Libraries are taking applications for the Library Research Award for Undergraduates. Send us your favorite class research paper, your senior thesis, or your poster presentation for your chance to win $1000. Apply by May 18th for your chance to win!
Are you interested in finding an easy way to keep track of all your references in one place? This online workshop will give you an introduction to the four Citation Management Tools supported by UW Libraries: EndNote Basic, Zotero, RefWorks, and Mendeley. Whether you’re new to these tools or are a seasoned user, this workshop will provide the basics and a forum for asking your questions. Come find out what tool will work for you! No RSVP necessary. Join online on Thursday April 9th from 4-5pm at : commons.lib.washington.edu….
This a great workshop for graduate students starting research on the general topics exam or thesis or dissertation research!
The Spirituals Database is a searchable database of nearly 1600 tracks from recordings of Spirituals written for the solo voice. Launched in March, 2015, it is part of The Art of the Negro Spiritual and carries on that project’s efforts to discover and share information about the Spiritual’s potential role in developing a singer’s repertoire.
The project’s goal is the eventual publication of a discography of Spiritual art songs.
The primary–but far from exclusive–audience is the voice student and coach/teacher who is looking for these recorded resources. All too often, recordings may be the first exposure a vocalist or vocal instructor has to the Spiritual. That person, likely unfamiliar with the genre and with the singers who have recorded these art songs, can use The Spirituals Database to find these recorded resources for the study of how Spirituals can be performed in a concert setting.
Even the more experienced performer of this repertoire will have reason to seek out information about the wide range of recordings–including a number of rare or out-of-print long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) and 78 rpm albums, audio cassettes and 45 rpm discs–represented here.
More information about The Spirituals Database is available at http://spirituals-database.com/.
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University announces the launch of its American Vernacular Music Manuscripts (AVMM) website. Built as part of a three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and undertaken in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society, the AVMM site makes available for the first time hundreds of American music manuscripts from the 1730s to 1910.
The complementary collections of the Center for Popular Music and the American Antiquarian Society are among the largest and most significant holdings of such material in the nation. Approximately 350 unique, handwritten manuscripts were included in the project, totaling more than 17,000 pages of music.
The manuscripts were all scanned in high resolution to archival standards for preservation, with the images stored at the Internet Archive. The AVMM website serves as a front page and search engine for the images, where users can search by year, song title, subject, origin, creator, and keyword.
For more information, please visit the AVMM website: http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/ManuscriptMusic
This week-long intensive writing retreat will bring together a group of graduate students who are interested in making significant progress on their dissertations during the interim between Spring and Summer Quarters with a supportive group of tutors and librarians.
In order to apply for a spot, submit your application through our Catalyst site:
Applications are due: Friday, April 3rd at 5 pm
Questions? Email Lilly Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or OWRC (email@example.com)
“UW Libraries has opened up a new multimedia space on the third floor of Allen library for the use of students, faculty and staff. It’s called the mediArcade, and is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to those with a Husky card.”
For more details, please see UW Today.