Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 15 April 2011

Forthcoming RMA events

  • RMA-supported One-day conference, "Beyond press cuttings: new approaches to reception in opera studies", 13 September 2011, Oxford Brookes University. Deadline for submission of proposals for 20-minute papers, 6 May 2011. More ...


  • RMA-supported Postgraduate training conference, "Interconnections: the science, art and practice of music", 6-7 May 2011, Bangor University. More ...
  • RMA-supported Study day, "Inside song performance: mapping the interior of the performative art", 13 May 2011, Institute of Musical Research, London. More ...
  • RMA Music and Visual Arts Study Group seminar, "Music and landscape", 4 June 2011, Birkbeck, University of London. [link temporarily broken; RMA hope to have it fixed soon]
  • RMA Study Day, "Performing musicology", 17 June 2011, City University London. More ...
  • RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group, 1st Annual Conference, "Opera and philosophy", 1-2 July 2011, King's College London. More ...
  • RMA-supported Gustav Mahler Centenary Conference, 7-9 July 2011, University of Surrey. More ...
  • RMA Annual Conference, "Horizons", 14-16 July 2011, University of Sussex. More ...

Call for conference papers on film music

RMA-supported Film Music Conference
celebrating the centennials
of Bernard Herrmann and Nino Rota
6-8 September 2011, University of Leeds
Deadline for submission of proposals for 20-minute papers or short films with original scores, 6 May 2011. More ...

Redmond O'Toole and his 8-string guitar

O'Toole plays his specially commissioned 8-string guitar in the cello position. Visit his website to learn more:
His CD, simply named, Baroque, has recently been added to the Whittaker Library collection at RSAMD. Further details here.

Edinburgh Rehearsal Orchestra

Edinburgh 2011 residential course, 13-14 August 2011
"The Rehearsal Orchestra is a symphony orchestra that runs weekend and full-week orchestral courses for serious amateurs and future professionals. It offers high-level training through intensive rehearsal, exploring the core orchestral repertoire under the batons of prominent conductors." - from website homepage.

Hebridean Celtic Festival - Feis Cheilteach Innse Gall

13-16 July 2011, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland


Thursday, 14 April 2011

Jobs in Creative Scotland

investing in our creative future
The above image, and the words below, come from the Creative Scotland website. Visit the website to explore it for yourself!
"Our vision is that Scotland is recognised as a leading creative nation – one that attracts, develops and retains talent, where the arts and the creative industries are supported and celebrated and their economic contribution fully captured. We are hosting a series of ROADSHOWS across the country to share this vision."
Visit the homepage here.
Look for creative jobs here.


Whittaker has a bee in "his" bonnet about authority at the moment. Perennial stuff for the average academic, of course - but often a concern to college librarians, too. Undergraduates (and postgrads) take note!

  • Is the document in your hand authoritative?
  • How can you tell?
  • What gives the author authority?
  • What does "peer review" mean to you? Is it (as an author told me yesterday), just intellectual snobbery? Or does it count for something?

Whittaker will hunt out some relevant links to add to this posting - here's the first. Please do add your comments. Evaluating what you find - a one-page guide from the University of Tennessee Libraries

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sherborne Summer School of Music UK : 2011

Sherborne Summer School of Music
(formerly Canford Summer School of Music)

31st July - 21st August

Whittaker has just received notification of a month full of music-making at Sherborne Summer School of Music:-

  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Piano
  • Wind Chamber Music
  • A Journey through Jazz
  • Chi Kung, Alexander Technique & Tai Chi Chuan

Find out more here:-

The FonicCard - cheap concerts for students

If you're in Further or Higher Education - this is for you!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Ishbel MacAskill

Singer Ishbel tragically died 31 March 2011 at the age of 70. Read her obituary in The Herald today. The Herald, Tuesday 5 April 2011 (page 20)