“At first glance, the opportunity to take free online courses from some of the country’s most prestigious universities—Coursera partners with schools like Stanford, Princeton, Rice, and Yale—sounds great. My friend Kate represents a relatively noncontroversial MOOC student: an educated adult taking a class in a non-university, not-for-credit setting. She’s what proponents of MOOCs would call a “lifelong learner,” and an ideal beneficiary of free, high-quality online education.”
Read more about music focused MOOCs at New Music Box.
For the eighth year in a row, the Suzzallo & Allen Libraries will be the site of campus-wide, 75-minute public reading of the U.S. Constitution. The public reading is a simple yet inspirational act. We gather together one hundred readers (each person reads about five sentences) and lots of listeners. We would be honored if members of the School of Music community were involved as readers or attendees. One need not stay for the entire event but can come and go.
WHAT: UW Reads the Constitution
WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 12:00 — 1:15pm
WHERE: Outside the Suzzallo Library Main Reading Room (3rd Floor, Suzzallo Library)
QUESTIONS: E-mail Government Publications, email@example.com, or call Cass Hartnett, U.S. Documents Librarian, 206–685-3130.
READER SIGN-UP: Via the web at http://tinyurl.com/bl98sos
MORE INFORMATION: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/constitution
As the school year begins and your schedule starts to fill up, consider these time saving tips!
“One of the most difficult aspects of life as a music major is managing your time. We put a lot of demands on you in ensembles, academics, lessons, classes outside of music, concert attendance, and learning from your peers. The theme of this little tome is:
It’s All About How You Spend Your Time
Here is a list of suggestions for how to survive school, do well, and be happy.”
See Drumchattr for the full list of suggestions.
What suggestions, tips, and tools do you have for using your time effectively?
The Center for Teaching and Learning, which is located on the Seattle campus but serves all three UW campuses, convenes quarterly learning communities on various topics.
Autumn Quarter Learning Communities:
· Active Learning (a three-campus learning community, facilitated locally at Seattle by Tyler Fox, UW IT, and Beth Kalikoff, CTL)
· Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
· Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: Strategies for Happy and Productive Mentees and Mentors
· Reframing the Practice of Teaching: Including and Engaging All Students
· Teaching in the University (for graduate students only)
Please consider participating. Registration deadline is Oct. 15.
For details and registration, please visit http://www.washington.edu/teaching/communities/learning-communities/offerings/.
“SOME music has always been about the performance. Watching a rock band live, for example, is not just a matter of appreciating the quality of the sound. What the musicians get up to on stage is almost as important. But you might think that classical music would be immune from such distractions—doubly so when a performance is being judged as part of a competition. However, a study by Chia-Jung Tsay, a concert pianist who is also a researcher at University College, London, suggests that even judges awarding prizes can be swayed by what they see as well as what they hear.”
For the full story, please see The Economist.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce its new Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program, created through a generous gift from the foundation of the same name, which seeks to encourage research in the collections of the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives. Applications are now being accepted for grants to fund travel by visiting scholars to the Library and Archives before September 2014. Grants will be in the amount of $1,000 per week for up to two weeks. Visiting Scholars may use their funds for transportation, housing, and other costs related to their Library and Archives visit and research. Teachers, graduate students, and postdoctoral and independent scholars are encouraged to apply, with preference given to applicants residing outside Northeast Ohio. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 7.
For application instructions and more information about the Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program, please visit http://library.rockhall.com/delmas.
For more information regarding the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives and its collections, please visithttp://library.rockhall.com.
“George Halverson Fiore, a conductor, pianist, organist, vocal coach and lecturer who served as chorus master with Seattle Opera and director of Northwest Boychoir, died Aug. 27, in Seattle.”
Read the full story at the Seattle Times.
“The Full English, an online folk music archive of 44,000 records and over 58,000 digitised images, is launched with special concert at the English Folk Dance and Song Society”
Read more at:
The Full English is at
You can follow their blog at http://efdss-thefullenglish.blogspot.co.uk/
“Here are the very worst classical album covers of all time. Weird, funny, alarming and perplexing all at the same time — who knew the world of classical music album covers could be so bizarre?” You know you’re curious to take a look at classic fm.
We wanted to pass along the latest changes to the Media Center’s streaming reserves service. Due the increasing popularity of this service and the complex process involved in streaming and negotiating licenses, we now require instructors to submit streaming requests by the following dates:
- Fall Quarter deadline: September 27, 2013;
– Winter Quarter deadline: January 10, 2014;
– Spring Quarter deadline: April 4, 2014;
– Summer Quarter deadline (includes A Term, B Term, and Early Fall Start): June 27, 2014.
Once a deadline passes, we will no longer take requests for that quarter. And please note that it may take as long as 5 weeks to process your request. In other words, if you want students to access streaming audio or video at the beginning of the quarter, please submit your requests 5 weeks before the quarter begins.
Additional information, including a link to our streaming reserves request form, is here:
Please do not hesitate to contact the Media Center if you have questions or concerns about this service or any other aspect of the Libraries Media Center.