Friday, April 11, 2014

New Books Bulletin Board - Music AND ...

Music and musicians work inter-disciplinarilly (not sure that's a word... well it is now !). We always have.

Take a look at a few new books that show how...

(Much thanks to Eleanor Peterson & Brittany Nielson for the great work!)

Jazz iz... National Poetry Month

Virtually everyone knows that April is National Poetry Month. But did you know that it's also Jazz Appreciation Month ?

The Music & Curriculum Students have done a bang-up job of putting together a display that brings together the two and shows how interrelated they are. Browse the pictures here, but even better... stop by the 2nd Floor East Wing and take a look! Maybe check out a book and a couple of recordings to take with you.



Music... Words... Feel the Rhythm, Taste the Beat

(thanks to Sarah Reynolds & Jacqueline Brellenthin for the amazing bulletin board and to Jennifer Meixelsperger and Brittany Nielson for their creative and fun ideas for the cases!)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dissonance in Music - so many meanings

Our 'new book' bulletin board is featuring musicians who created dissonance in some way, whether through the music they wrote or their place in the world. Stop by throughout the semester as we add new titles to the list.

If you know of something new that comes out, pass the information on to Rebecca, or to Eleanor Peterson, our Music Librarianship student who made this board.

Look Local - Music in Milwaukee & Wisconsin

There is lots of amazing music coming out of Milwaukee and Wisconsin - Classical, Popular, you name it. Dating back a long way! 

Music Librarianship student Jennifer Meixelsperger shows us the way !

The Milwaukee Region

And Wisconsin-wide!

Come visit and learn a little about music in Wisconsin!

Inventors & Inventions

Good, Bad, or Useless... you decide! 

A new display in the Curriculum Collection looks at the history of inventors and their work. 

Music & Curriculum student Sarah Reynolds did a lot of research in putting this amazing display together! Come see what was invented here in Milwaukee, and browse the books.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day watchalong of David Tennant & Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing

Join the UWM Libraries Staff Association and the UWM Music Library in a worldwide Valentine's Day watch-a-long of the David Tennant & Catherine Tate production of Much Ado About Nothing from Digital Theatre.

When: Friday, 14th February, beginning at 1pm
Where: Library Room E-281  (2nd Floor East Wing)

Stay for the whole thing, or stop by to see just a little of it and have a bite of chocolate. 

More details will follow, but in the meantime watch a clip from the show to whet your whistle


Info from Digital Theatre

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New edition of AmeriGrove is here and it's got articles by UWM authors!

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Ed, which we call AmeriGrove has arrived!

It contains articles by three members of UWM's Faculty/Staff

Senior Lecturer in Music Martin Jack Rosenblum wrote the article "Music in Milwaukee"

Associate Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology Gillian Rodger contributed a three long articles on 
Burlesque, Variety, and Vaudeville 
as well as brief biographical sketches of the following:
Braham, David
Hamblin, Thomas Sowerby
Harrigan, Edward
Hart, Tony
Janis, Elsie
Keith, B. F.
Keith-Albee (corporation)
Lingard, William Horace
Loew, Marcus
Pastor, Tony
Thompson, Lydia

UWM Libraries Music Cataloger, J. Bradford Young contributed the article on Classification and Cataloging of Music, as well as biographical sketches of OCLC Music Cataloging guru Jay Weitz and the late  
A. Ralph Papakhian of Indiana University.