Coffee… candy… picnics… pie… some things are so good you could just sing about them! And, in fact, countless songs have been written about food and drink over the years. To celebrate all things gastronomic, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library presents a selection of songs from the Larry Taylor-Billy Matthews Musical Theater Archive. From “Tea for Two” to “Let ’em Eat Cake,” the exhibit highlights the importance of food and drink to American culture.
The exhibit will run through the summer. Come and sample the melodic morsels we have to offer!
Michael Largey, Professor of Musicology at Michigan State University, will present “Sonic Tourism in Haitian Rara,” Friday, March 25, at 12:25pm in Nancy Green Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Musicology, Africana Studies, and American Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies. Click here for more information.
Got a low battery on your Apple device and don’t have your charger? Don’t worry, Weeks Music Library has you covered!
You can check out a Macbook or iPhone charger at the circulation desk three hours at a time. Chargers must be used in the library.
UM Libraries currently has a trial subscription to Medici.tv. Medici.tv is the “leading classical music video broadcaster” in the world, “producing and broadcasting… over 100 live concerts each year and 1,200 programs.” Check out Medici.tv and let us know what you think! The database trial ends December 12, 2013.
Need to know how to tell a scholarly source from one that’s not so scholarly? Looking for some guidance on how to write about music? Want help with citation sources? Visit the Guide to Citation and Writing for Music Research. This source includes a link to examples of Turabian citation style for various types of resources, including music scores, recordings, and live performances.
Classes are over and summer will soon be here! This is a great time to brush up on your music technology skills. Become a master of Sibelius or Finale. Perfect your knowledge of Pro Tools. Learn about Studio One, Ableton Live, Auria, and Audacity. You can do all of this and more through Lynda.com.
Lynda.com provides high-quality online courses to teach a variety of “software, technology, creative, and business skills.” Through UM’s subscription to this resource, you have free access to courses teaching software for music composition, music editing, music notation, and music production, as well as countless other topics in related fields. Following the completion of a Lynda.com course, you may elect to receive a Certificate of Completion, so that you can share your accomplishment with friends, employers, clients, or colleagues.
For more information, visit Lynda.com.
Know of a book, score, CD, or DVD you think Weeks Music Library should have? Let us know! There are several ways to suggest a purchase:
Got a music research paper coming up and you don’t know where to start? Take a look at the Music Research Guide. The research guide list important and popular resources for music research, organized by type of resource.There are also links to guides for specific courses as well as for specific types of research, from jazz to music therapy and more.
If you’re teaching a course and you would like a customized guide for your course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got a question or comment about the new Weeks Music Library website or any of our library services? There are several ways to talk to us!
The “Comments” button at the top of our website sends a message directly to music library staff. Use this button to provide feedback or make a suggestion. You can choose to leave your name, or you may comment anonymously. Someone will respond as soon as possible. Please note that past comments are visible to all users of the website.
The “Ask a Librarian” button gives you several options for getting in touch with us, whether you have an immediate question or just want to schedule a time to meet with a music librarian for help with your research. You can talk to a member of the library staff directly through the chat window, you can send an email to a music librarian, you can call us, or you can use the consultation request form to schedule a more in-depth session.
Finally, please don’t hesitate to stop by the front desk and ask for assistance. All of the members of our staff are here to help you!