Graham Fraser interviews Fiona Paterson for The Herald today. Fiona has just won has just won the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland's (NYOS) Staffa Award.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Visit Academiblog - an American blog offering focussed help on time management, getting that dissertation written, and getting on in your academic career. Also - you can visit the website or sign up for more detailed help - the same consultant offers you academicladder.com.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Whittaker Live has just been notified of this potentially very exciting conference:-
22-24 July 2008
British Computer Society, London WD2E 7HA
REGISTRATION OPEN: Registration and outline programme
Quick! The Early Bird rates close on 31st May!
EVA London 2008 will debate the issues, discuss trends and demonstrate the digitial possibilities in:
- Performing arts
- Visual arts
- New technologies
- Interactive media
- Museums, archives and galleries
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Monday, 12 May 2008
Free Download of the Week :- Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A, op. 90 'Italian' This week’s free download from Classical Music Library is Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A, op. 90 'Italian', performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Stefan Sanderling, conductor.
Want to hear sound files of last year's FifeSing? Perhaps before you attend this year's event? Go to the FifeSing link, and there they are. Message from the organisers:-
"FifeSing mp3 sound files online. we have put a CD of songs recorded live at FifeSing May 2007 into production for sale at Collessie next weekend. The songs are also online as mp3 sound files along with full texts of each song - if you have broadband and Quicktime on your PC or Mac then you should be able to listen. We may reduce these to shorter sound clips but they are full tracks at the moment."
Friday, 9 May 2008
The TES - Times Educational Supplement - will interest anyone involved in primary/ secondary education. (Of course, if you're in Scotland, you'll also want to keep an eye on TESS.) The website is well-worth watching. But you'll need to subscribe to the paper copy to get full benefit from the TES. Subscribe online for 55% saving. Can't be bad!
News - jobs - they call it the "number one destination for higher education jobs, news and resources for university professionals in teaching and research." So - how could you not want to see the THE? Set up an RSS feed and all this will come to you effortlessly.
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Coordinated by the UK Council on Deafness, Deaf Awareness Week is intended to highlight the issue of hearing loss. If you're a musician with (currently) perfect hearing, this matters to you! Protect your ears or be warned. Hearing loss affects librarians, trombonists and factory workers alike - but if you frequent noisy environments, you're more at risk.
Friday, 2 May 2008
The Herald brings news of a new specialist museum near Inverness - read about it today, 2 May 2008. You can also read about it in the May issue of Box and Fiddle, now on the shelves at the Whittaker Library, RSAMD.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
A lecture by Professor Adrian North, provocatively entitled, Is Pop Music Bad for Young People:- Thursday May 8th 3pm Room M404 George Moore Building Glasgow Caledonian University Adrian North is Head of the Department of Psychology at Heriot Watt University and one of the most eminent researchers working in Psychology of Music. His work with David Hargreaves has produced many influential publications including two books The Social Psychology of Music and The Social and Applied Psychology of Music.
Joint Guidelines on Copyright and Academic Research - Guidelines for researchers and publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences Published jointly by the British Academy and the Publishers Association, April 2008 These Guidelines are available in two formats: PDF for downloading and printing ( 151 KB 31pp - you may need to get Acrobat Reader and help with accessing PDF files from the Adobe website. ) HTML for browsing and reading online. Jump to: Contents Introduction Part 1: Copyright in General Part 2: Copyright in Some Common Situations Further Sources of Information