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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Rupert Luck, Alumnus of RSAMD - first record

Rupert Luck and Daniel Swain have recorded Parry's violin sonatas on the Radegund Records label. There is a copy of the CD in the Whittaker Library, RSAMD. Rupert's website:

IPA Source trial at RSAMD

Staff and students of the Vocal Studies Department and Opera School at RSAMD will be enraptured to learn that we have a month's trial of this valuable resource, starting today. (This is institutional access, based on the RSAMD computer IP range. It will not work from outside the building.) IPA = International Phonetic Alphabet. It's an online resource to help you pronounce all those foreign language songs and arias. Please - use it. Try it out. And let us know what you think.

Sound Thought Postgrad Degree Show @Glasgow Uni

Sound Thought - a weekend of postgraduate presentations by music students at the University of Glasgow. 28th - 29th November, in the University Chapel (Friday 28th) and the University Concert Hall (Saturday 29th).
  • Free entry!
  • Performers
  • Composers
  • Musicologists


Live music, electroacoustic, research presentations ... Visit the Website

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

5th November - National Stress Awareness Day

If you have time to visit another website without causing yourself undue stress, you might like to spend a couple of minutes recognising the 10th National Stress Awareness Day. Visit the website here.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland

Here's a website which might be very useful to Drama staff and students here at RSAMD: "The Playwrights' Studio, Scotland is a national organisation which directly engages the people of Scotland with new playwriting and raises the standard of plays for presentation to the public. It celebrates, promotes and develops Scotland's rich and growing culture of writing for live performance; improving and sustaining artistic quality, raising awareness, and increasing access to new playwriting."

Rising Cost of Fuel and other effects of the credit crunch: Impact on Employees and Jobseekers

An article just posted by those helpful folks at

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Sound and

Bookmark this! Sound and Music is a brand-new organisation starting October 2008. "This is soon to be the virtual home of Sound and Music, a new organisation that promotes and explores sound and contemporary music, across genres, in one new programme of activity." It's a coming together of four organisations:-
  • British Music Information Centre
  • Contemporary Music Network
  • Society for the Promotion of New Music
  • Sonic Arts Network

You can sign up to be notifed of future developments.

Jewish Music Institute

You might be interested to visit the Jewish Music Institute website. Right now, you can find out about the cultural programme they are presenting, and consider becoming a Friend of JMI for 2008/9.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme 2009

Aldeburgh Music has sent a number of leaflets to the Whittaker Library at RSAMD. Some inspirational courses are on offer. Visit the website or pick up a leaflet from the Whittaker Library.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Top Tips for Online Job Applications

Neil Harris has written this article for the helpful people at If you're looking for work in the academic sector, this is undoubtedy the most useful website to visit regularly.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Robert Minter Collection

Watch this space. Trevor Herbert, Open University lecturer and author, has recently completed a catalogue of the Robert Minter Music Research Archive, a collection of over 1000 facsimiles of MSS of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century music featuring the trumpet. The catalogue is to be hosted on the internet by the Open University, and access details are shortly to be announced.

'The Robert Minter Archive as a Profile of Natural Trumpet Repertory': paper to the 1992 Historic Brass Society Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts'

Alexander Street: Music - free Bach download

Free Download of the Week J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 This week's free download from Classical Music Library is J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068, performed by the Luxembourg Radio Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Hager, conductor. More information about this piece is available on the Classical Music Library music blog. There are currently more than 5,600 tracks from over 1,300 works by Bach in Classical Music Library. Staff and students of RSAMD have access to the full collection at all times. Contact the Whittaker Library for further information.

Film and Sound Archive Australian scholarships

National Film and Sound Archive Australia SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Apply now for 2009 The NFSA invites research proposals from academics, performers, artists, audiovisual industry and archive professionals to draw fresh, innovative perspectives from the national audiovisual collection. Fellows will use the NFSA's collection to create ...
  • a new sound or moving image work,
  • a publication,
  • an exhibit,
  • a live audiovisual event
  • or a combination of these and other approaches.

The Fellowships offer specially facilitated access and research into the national collection; close collaboration with NFSA curatorial and technical experts; access to the Library; modern accommodation; and a fully equipped work space provided on-site.

Applications for the Fellowships are due by 14 November 2008. For further information and application forms, please visit or contact Belinda Hunt at

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Ancuta Nite charity recital

Hospices of Hope One of our Post Graduate Students Ancuta Nite is very kindly giving a concert on behalf of the Hospices of Hope in Edinburgh on 18th November. Visit the above website for details.

Thursday, 2 October 2008