Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bela Fleck

Are you a fan of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones?

On Monday, November 30th, you can attend a FREE masterclass with Bela and the Flecktones from 2:00-4:00 in the School of Music. This event is open to the public.

Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 1

On Tuesday, December 1st, you'll hear back-to-back concerts in the School of Music's recital hall by Music Library employees Kimberlee Turnbough (piano) and Luis Mercado (cello).

Kimberlee's concert starts at 4:00 PM, and Luis's concert starts at 5:30. This website has more information.

Please come out and support the Music Library's student employees!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ripping and rights

(Image used under creative commons license 2.0, from flickr member DaveHolmes)

Library Journal's Norman Oder posted a great little summary of an article by Marc Caro of the Chicago Tribune.

Some highlights:
-"The fine for [ripping CDs belonging to a library] is $250,000 per copyrighted work."
-The students interviewed for the article said they didn't feel CD ripping was a crime:
  • "If they got really strict on it, I probably wouldn't do it, but since there aren't strong repercussions, then I'll probably do it occasionally..."

  • "As long as you're not reselling it, then I don't [ripping CDs is a crime]....I mean, you can listen to anything on YouTube."

-While "[CD] sales plummet in the retail world, CDs are thriving in libraries, though no one can say whether the ease of ripping them is a factor."
-"There's this smug sense of 'I'm not hurting anybody....Well, you are hurting somebody. You are hurting musicians in the group who are struggling to pay bills because no one's willing to pay the piper."

Caro's article includes a poll, but the results won't surprise you. Please read the original articles (hyperlinked above). They're really informative, and present great arguments.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Library Journal Press!

Library journal
Congrats to our very own Music Librarian for Audio & Digital Services, Ashlie Conway, for having her photography featured in Library Journal! Her pictures were included in the article about USC's year-long celebration of the retiring of card catalogs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What Can You Make With Catalog Cards

What Can You Make With Catalog Cards
Originally uploaded by uscmusiclibrary

Don't forget- you have until November 30 to enter your creation in our "What can you make..." contest!

SC Double Reed Day

Please pass along to any friends, students, or relatives that play a double reed instrument:

South Carolina Double Reed Day
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Join us Saturday, November 21, 2009 for the South Carolina Double Reed Day at the University of South Carolina School of Music. Clinicians Rebecca S. Nagel, oboe, and Peter Kolkay, bassoon, will host a day of activities for double reed players of all ages and levels.

Activities include a recital by Profs. Kolkay and Nagel, master classes, reed classes, and a double reed ensemble performance by participants. Double reed repair specialist Bruce McCall will be available for free instrument adjustments, minor repairs, and major repair consultation. New this year are presentations by Bruce McCall on oboe and bassoon instrument maintenance. Several music vendorswill also have items and music for sale.

On a personal note, I've studied with Dr. Nagel and she is just fantastic. I would say that both Drs. Nagel and Kolkay are in the top 3 (oboists and bassoonists, respectively) that I've ever heard perform.

Visit this site for more information and registration.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Naxos Music Library App

Are you crazy about Naxos Music Library?
Do you have an iPod Touch or an iPhone?
Well now there's an app for that!

The Naxos blog has more information.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What we're working on Wednesday!

So we've missed a couple of WWW on Wednesdays...sorry about that. Lots of meetings for USC Librarians this time of year.

Anyway, this week we've been busy dubbing VHS tapes from the collection of Talmage Fauntleroy (web pages coming soon!), adding more sheet music to our Digital Sheet Music Collection (including figuring out why some pages mysteriously turned pink when uploaded), changing webpages, and answering emailed reference questions!

Did you know that the Music Librarians typically handle about three reference questions via email from patrons all over the world per day? Just this morning we had a patron looking for the sheet music to the Chiquita banana song. Fun!

Before we go, be sure to check out our Thanksgiving Holiday hours on our website.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Previn concert

Chamber Innovista Series: Concert #1 - André Previn Tribute Concert
André Previn (b. 1929) Tribute Concert

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano (1994)
Rebecca Nagel, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Lynn Kompass, piano

Tango, Song and Dance for Violin and Piano (1998)
William Terwilliger, violin; Marina Lomazov, piano

Giraffes Go to Hamburg (2000)
Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano; Jennifer Parker-Harley, alto flute; Charles Fugo, piano

Peaches for Flute and Piano (1978)
Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute; Lynn Kompass, piano

Four Outings for Brass (1974)
James Ackley, trumpet; John Bryant, trumpet; Robert Pruzin, horn; Brad Edwards, trombone; Ronald Davis, tuba

40 Below (1954)
Claudia (1954)
Porterhouse (1954)
Bryson Borgstedt, alto saxophone; Clifford Leaman, tenor saxophone; Douglas Graham, baritone saxophone; Gordon (Dick) Goodwin, trumpet; Kevin Jones, trombone; Craig Butterfield, double bass; Jim Hall, drums; Bert Ligon, piano and guitar

USC students will be allowed to get one free ticket for the Previn concert this Thursday. They will be available in the music office today through early afternoon Thursday.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Naxos Newsletter

Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Subscription Services Newsletter November 1 - 15, 2009 (Issue no. 43)

Here are some of the complete albums on Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library/Jazz that were recently added. 20 - 50 new albums are added each day. PLEASE LOG IN FIRST, then click through from each album for more information.

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** Let Freedom Sing! - An Independence Celebration (75442271952)
** Salon Classics (DOR-90222)
** Herre, unser Herrscher - Musik aus dem Kloster Isenhagen (Lord, our
Lord - Music from Isenhagen Convent) (CAN58036)
** The Life of the Machines (Vladimir Stoupel) (EDA28)

Jazz Albums
** ISAACS, Mark: Tell It Like It Is (ABC2703869)
** DAVID FRIESEN TRIO: Midnight Mood (Live in Stockholm) (INT3374-2)


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Episode for November 3rd: Mozart’s Don Giovanni String Quartet

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Naxos' Opera Channel

A while back I was looking for various videos on Youtube to add to our various LibGuides. I found Naxos' jazz playlist, chock full of fantastic jazz videos. Browsing through the non-jazz videos they'd posted, I wondered why they didn't have an opera playlist-especially with the high amount of videos they had uploaded.

Being the ever-eager social media participant that I am, I tweeted to @NaxosRecords asking if they could please make an opera playlist. They're super busy folks, but they responded, and actually made this playlist!

Naxos' Opera Playlist
Thanks to all the great folks at Naxos who put this together.
Once you've finished watching their videos, visit the Naxos Music Library. [This link to Naxos Music Library works for USC students, faculty, and staff only.]