Here’s a story about a hyperbass flute whose range goes down to negative E-1 on the musical scale, an octave below low C on a concert piano. There’s only two of them in the world and some of its tones can’t even be heard by humans. Read more from KVNO news.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is going to be pushing the envelope again in the 2016-17 season. Plans include 21 commissions and 14 world premiers. More information at musicalamerica.com.
A musical career that began at three years old has made Zhang Xian the first female principal guest conductor of a BBC Orchestra. Read more at the Telegraph.
These are interesting times for classical music, a field buffeted by changing demographics, tough financial challenges, and pressing questions about relevance. Continue reading at Inside Philanthropy.
In January the Royal Opera House announced the new slate of Jette Parker artists. With its five year-long positions, the Jette Parker Young Artist programme is a sought-after destination among emerging opera stars. Of the winners this year, not a single singer from Italy won a spot. Read more at the Economist.
Whether to enliven a commute, relax in the evening or drown out the buzz of a neighbor’s recreational drone, Americans listen to music nearly four hours a day. In international surveys, people consistently rank music as one of life’s supreme sources of pleasure and emotional power. We marry to music, graduate to music, mourn to music. Read more at the New York Times.
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We invite UW faculty, staff and students to present their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work at the 2016 UW Teaching & Learning Symposium – Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom, UW Seattle.
The Symposium is designed for interactive presentations and discussion among participants. You are invited to present your work as a poster, and you are welcome to bring handouts or use other media that will help demonstrate your work.
- Proposal must be received by Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
For more information, including application information, see the Center for Teaching & Learning.
With funding from nation’s richest man, former prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, prestigious cultural institution hopes to bring back glory years. Read more at the Guardian.