Category Archives: Meetings

Annual Chapter Meeting Information

We’re planning for the annual chapter meeting next spring, and I just wanted to give you an update on some of the logistics to help with your own planning.

Dates:  Friday May 8, 2015 – Saturday May 9, 2015

Where:  Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Registration rate:  $20

Hotel:

I’ve secured a block of rooms at the Phoenix Inn (http://www.phoenixinn.com/eugene/), at a rate of $109/night.  The Phoenix Inn is located on Franklin Blvd. adjacent to UO’s campus and is a 10-minute walk to Knight Library.  When you make your reservation, mention the PNW Chapter of the Music Library Association in order to obtain the group rate.  Our group block will be held untilApril 7, 2015, so be sure to make your reservation before then.  (Our chapter meeting is the same weekend as graduation for Northwest Christian University, a small religious school whose campus is also adjacent to UO, so other hotels near campus will likely be full if you miss the deadline for our group rate.)    The hotel rate includes complimentary parking, internet, and hot breakfast.

Dinner:

Leslie Bennett has graciously offered to host the Friday night chapter dinner at her home.  She’s still making arrangements regarding catering, but we expect the per person cost to be around $20-25 as it has been in past years.

Look for the call for presentations to come later this fall, and more information on the conference program and dinner will be announced in the winter.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Get Ready for Next Year’s Annual Meeting!

Next year’s annual meeting will be held in Eugene, Oregon.  Stay tuned for annual meeting details!  For the first time, we’ll be offering a travel grant to first time attendees of the meeting.  Look for a call for applications in our Fall newsletter.

Annual Chapter Meeting Details

You are invited to our Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Music Centre, May 2 and May 3. Information about the program and accommodations is available on the conference website http://pnwmlameeting.wordpress.com/. The cost for the conference is: $20.00 for registration and $10.00 for the annual chapter dues.

Please  RSVP by email to Bill Blair (blairw at uvic.ca) if you will be attending.

Seattle Chapter Meeting Registration

Our upcoming chapter meeting in Seattle will take place on Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4 . The cost for the conference, in U.S funds,  is $20.00 for registration, $20.00 for the Friday night dinner and $10.00 for the annual chapter dues.

For more information on the program please go to http://pnwmlameeting.wordpress.com/.

The registration form is available on the website and you can bring this with you and pay at the conference. Please  RSVP to Secretary/Treasurer Bill Blair at blairw@uvic.ca and let him know if you will be attending the conference and / or the dinner.

Dinner will be hosted by Cate Gerhart. Details will be forthcoming.

Save the date for our annual meeting!

You are invited to our Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts, May 3 and 4.

Registration details soon to appear on this site so stay tuned!

The program includes:

May 3-4, 2013

Friday location: University of Washington, Allen Library, Peterson Room 12:30-5:00

12:30 Convene/Social

1:00-2:30 Kevin Lynch

Mr. Lynch has built one of the largest collections of 19th century popular American sheet music west of the Mississippi. His particular interest is in the First Epoch of American music (1768-1887). He will also discuss his long term project: creating a definitive census of all of the principal music published in America during the First Epoch. This will require his visiting most of the primary music archives and major libraries in our country. He maintains a website on this period of American music at www.firstepoch.com.

2:30 Break

2:45 Becky O’Donoghue

Ms O’Donoghue is a music score cataloger at UW, and recently finished a MA in music theory. The paper focuses on music plagiarism: “I look at a recent court case in which Coldplay was sued for allegedly plagiarizing part of the harmony and melody of an earlier song. Using that case, the paper examines what music plagiarism is (as distinct from copyright infringement in general) and how courts determine whether a song has been plagiarized. I discuss the pros and cons of the courts’ approach (which does not tend to rely heavily on musical experts), and present an alternate method for detecting music plagiarism, grounded in the modern practice of music theory.”

4:00 PNW-MLA members: Current topics

Dinner at Gerhart home

Saturday location: Cornish College of the Arts, Library, 1000 Lenora St 9:00-1:00

9:00 Convene/Social

9:30 Kent Devereaux

Chair of the Music Dept at Cornish College of the Arts. Mr. Devereaux will talk about the evolution of the Cornish music department and issues related to technology and its impact on music education.

10:15 Break

10:30 Janice Giteck

Professor of Composition at Cornish College of the Arts. Professor Giteck was recently hired as Composer in Residence by Seattle Symphony for a collaboration process with symphony members and members of local tribes. She will be talking about the project.

11:15 Break

11:30 Business Meeting