April 2000 Number 71
ISSN 1549-8948 (online)
Note: The online and printed editions of this newsletter may differ in content.
IN THIS ISSUE
California State University, Long Beach Hosts the MLA/SCC Spring Meeting
New Membership Directory!
Who's doing what?
From the Chair
In Praise of Music
In Honor of Garrett
The Conclusion to the Great Wine Caper
California State University, Long Beach Hosts the MLA/SCC Spring MeetingMembers (and guests!) of the Southern California Chapter of the Music Library Association are invited to the annual Spring Meeting to be held on Friday, May 19, 2000 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). We will meet in the CSULB Faculty Development Center, which is housed on the 5th floor of the library, and will enjoy lunch in the CSULB Chartroom.
Take a look at this very exciting program that Kristina Shanton has put together for us, and you'll know where you want to be on May 19:
Ray Avery is a well-known jazz photographer, and has a website.
9:00-9:45 Coffee and Gathering 9:45-10:00 Welcome/Announcements 10:00-11:45 The look and sound of jazz: history through words and photosRay Avery, Jazz Photographer
Bette Cox, Author: Central Avenue-Its Rise and Fall (1890-c.1955)
12:00-1:00 Lunch at CSULB Chartroom 1:15-2:00 Library Tour 2:00-3:00 Chapter Meeting 3:00-4:30 Jazz on the air: KLONKen Borgers, KLON Program Director
Helen Borgers, KLON Program Host
Bette Cox is a music educator and musicologist who served as the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for Los Angeles from 1982 to 1992. She is also the author of Central Avenue--its rise and fall, 1890-c. 1955: including the musical renaissance of Black Los Angeles, published in 1996 by BEEM Publications of Los Angeles.
Ken and Helen Borgers (brother and sister) both work at KLON. Ken is the Program Director and works with special programming. Helen is a disc jockey on the air every weekday from 10 am-3 pm, and is known for her interviews.
Parking on the CSULB campus will be free to attendees of the MLA/SCC Spring Meeting. Follow the directions below to the Visitor Information Center, where you'll be given a permit and directions to the parking lots and library. Make sure you mention that you're attending this meeting.
Directions to California State University, Long Beach
From the 405 Fwy Northbound / 22 Fwy West / 605 Fwy South:Freeway and campus maps are available via the meeting website, where you also find a registration and membership renewal form. Other websites of interest include those for the CSULB Main Campus and CSULB's University Library.
Exit at 7th Street and continue to Bellflower Blvd.
Turn right at Bellflower Blvd. and make another right at State University Drive.
The Visitor Information Center will be on the right side after passing the first stop sign.
From the 405 Fwy Southbound:
Exit at Bellflower Blvd.
Turn left from the off-ramp and then make an immediate right on Bellflower Blvd.
Continue to State University Drive and turn left into campus.
The Visitor Information Center will be on your right side after passing the first stop sign.
If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Kristina Shanton by phone ((562/985-5529) or email. Questions about your membership status can be sent to Membership Chair Joan Flintoff LoPear (310/825-1337).
New Membership Directory!
With this number of the MLA/SCC Newsletter, we begin issuing the membership directory as part of one of our three newsletters per year, which will save the Chapter money on printing and postage. We plan to issue the 2000-2001 directory with the summer newsletter (probably in August), so that you will have the better part of an entire membership year to enjoy an up-to-date directory! Please feel free to contact the editor or board members with your opinions about this change.
Renée McBride, MLA/SCC Newsletter editor
Who's doing what?
Don Brown (El Camino College) presented a well-received online session, Computer/Information Literacy: On-line Tutorials Available on the Web, on April 7, 2000 at the Conference on Undergraduate Teaching and Learning. This conference was sponsored by California State University, Dominguez Hills and El Camino College.
From the Chair
This past year, like the previous one, has been a very successful one for our Chapter. We held the fall Chapter meeting last November at UCSD, and the spring meeting is only a hop and skip away. Read elsewhere in the newsletter for more information. With each meeting, I am reminded of the richness and diversity of musical life and scholarship in southern California, and hope that as a chapter we can continue to support and reflect that diversity of interest and experiences.
The SoCal chapter was also well-represented at the national meeting in Louisville, where I must say that I saw more of many of you than I do during all the other months of the year! (Truthfully, some of our togetherness was not by choice, as those of you who were also stranded at O'Hare can attest.) Though nearly a year had passed since the meeting in LA, there were still many people who commended our Chapter's brilliant efforts for that meeting, a continued sign of Renée and Kathy's inspired planning.
A large part of our Chapter's diversity is due to the wide-ranging interests of its members. Over the course of the year, the Board has received several interesting proposals for possible programs and projects, and we are hoping to implement some of them in the near future. In order to ensure that the Chapter activities continue to represent the interests of its members, it is important that we share ideas with one another, even if the ideas are wildly divergent. Divergent ideas help to stimulate discussion and growth, and can even lead to an election! Remember that one of the privileges of membership is the right to nominate and vote for the people or proposals that you feel best reflect the direction our Chapter should take. I look forward to hearing from you!
With that in mind, please remember to renew your membership for next year, and also encourage anyone who might be interested in our Chapter to contact one of the board members for more information on the benefits of becoming involved with MLA/SCC.
Rhonelle Runner, Occidental College
In Praise of Music
Among Jeannie Pool's many contributions to the musical life of Southern California is her current position as Artistic Director of the Church of the Lighted Window (CLW) IN PRAISE OF MUSIC Concert Series. CLW, for whom Jeannie also conducts The Choraleers, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and celebrates its 103rd anniversary in 2000. Its community concert series features area performing artists and composers. Several concerts remain in the 1999-2000 season:
CLW is located in La Cañada at 1200 Foothill Boulevard, at Verdugo Boulevard (near the intersection of the 210 and 2 freeways), and there is convenient free parking on the church campus. Suggested donation: $10 ($5 for students and seniors). For more information call 818/790-1185.
- Sunday, April 30, 2000, 4 pm: New Music for Chamber Orchestra: Church of the Lighted Window Chamber Orchestra with the composers conducting their own works; Steve Hill, tenor; Berkeley A. Price, clarinet; Gregg Nestor, guitar; David Rubinstein, piano; The Rosemont Middle School Advanced Chorus; new work by Harvey Cohen; Clariphonia (2000) by Deon Nielsen Price; Episodia II (2000) by Jeannie Pool; Mother and Father Waltzing (1991) by David Raksin; Two Pieces for Piano (1998) by David Rubinstein; Ocean Sketches (2000) by John Scott; Haleakala: House of the Sun and Young Maui's View from the Sea (2000) by Marilyn Wilson. There will be a pre-concert panel discussion with the composers at 3 pm in Fellowship Hall.
- Sunday, May 21, 2000, 4 pm: In Praise of Music III: Judith Siirila Paskowitz, soprano; Christopher Panneck, baritone; Church of the Lighted Window Chancel Choir and The Choraleers; Steve Hill, conductor; Jeannie Pool, conductor; Robert York, organist; music of David Raksin, John Scott (premiere of a new cantata), among others
- Saturday, June 3, 2000, 8 pm: A Twentieth Century Retrospective: Los Angeles Chamber Singers; Peter Rutenberg, conductor; John West, organist; Requiem (1918) by Healey Willan; Missa Brevis (1944) by Zoltán Kodály
- Saturday, June 17, 2000, 8 pm: Silent Film Festival: Comedy Shorts, Robert York, organist
In Honor of Garrett
The following article was written on the occasion of Garrett Bowles' announcement of his retirement, by Jacqueline Hanson, Associate University Librarian-Social Sciences and Humanities, UCSD Libraries.
Dr. Garrett Bowles has announced that he will retire on July 1, 2000. His last day with the UCSD Libraries will be Friday, June 30.
In his 35-year career as a music librarian, Garrett has made important contributions to the music library programs at both Stanford University and UCSD and to professional groups in music librarianship. He has been active in the Music Library Association, including an elected term as member-at-large, and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, in which he served as President.
Garrett joined the Stanford Libraries in summer 1965, just after completing his MLS degree at Berkeley. Earlier he'd earned an M.A. in Music at San Jose State University. In 1978, during his tenure as head of the Music Cataloging Unit in the Stanford Libraries, he was awarded a Ph.D. in musicology with a dissertation on the French Baroque composer Marin Marais. He came to UCSD as Music Librarian in 1979. As the campus' music program grew, so did the Music Library, and Garrett stepped into the role of head of the Music Library.
For most of his tenure at UCSD he taught Music 291 Problems and Methods of Music Research, required for graduate students entering the Music Department. In addition, Garrett has been active in musical activities in the community, including serving on the Board of the La Jolla Civic University Orchestra and Chorus Association (including 2 years as President), and on the Advisory Board of the San Diego Childrens' Choir.
In these past two decades Garrett's contributions have been particularly strong in the development of the music collections to support the Music Department's focus on contemporary music and in collaborating closely and successfully with Music Department faculty and students. Most recently, he was instrumental in working with faculty to prepare the proposal that secured campus funding for the Digital Audio Reserves Project (DARP), resulting in one of the most valuable new services provided by the Music Library.
Garrett is especially well-qualified to have played a key role in DARP, having been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for thirty years for his intellectual leadership in the application of automated systems to music librarianship. In the late '80s he developed an innovative tool called MUSCOC to provide brief online records for the Music Library's uncataloged recordings. Early in his career he chaired the Automation Committee of the Music Library Association, a group that was instrumental in the development of the MARC music format. Later he chaired the Discographic Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, a group that further refined the MARC format.
Through the years, Garrett has continued his research interests, much of it focusing on the Austrian-American composer Ernst Krenek. His book Ernst Krenek: A Bio-Bibliography was published by Greenwood Press in 1989, and he is the editor of the Ernst Krenek Newsletter. In addition, he has widely published and spoken on automation in music libraries, music printing technology, and Marin Marais.
There have been many highlights in Garrett's thirty-five year career, but I want to congratulate him, in particular, for his role as one of the true pioneers on the paths where music, libraries, and automated systems have met. From the origins of the MARC music format through the delivery of DARP, his contributions to music librarianship have been significant and lasting, from the local level to the international level.
The Conclusion to the Great Wine Caper: MLA '99 Wine Auction
The Chapter will be auctioning the remaining MLA '99 wine between now and the meeting at CSU Long Beach. The wine has been lovingly aged for over a year in my Eagle Rock basement. As you may know, Eagle Rock's microclimate is ideal for the storage of wine so you can be assured that the vintage has only continued to improve since the memorable Los Angeles MLA meeting of 1999!
There are 4 cases of Sauvignon Blanc (i.e. 48 bottles) and 2 cases plus four bottles (i.e. 28 bottles) of Zinfandel. There is a minimum bid of $5 for each bottle of wine, and you may bid for any number of bottles. Where bids of the same amount are greater than the supply the bids will be allocated so that the distribution is as wide as possible. For example, let us assume that there are identical bids of $8 per bottle for a case of Zinfandel each from four different people, plus a bid of $8 for single bottles from another four people. That would mean that there would be identical $8 bids for a total of 52 bottles from eight people for the existing 28 bottles. In order to distribute the wine as much as possible the bids for single bottles would take precedence and bids for cases would be reduced to bids for half cases at the same price per bottle. Of course a bidder desiring a case can then increase his or her bid to, say, $9 per bottle to gain the advantage again. However a bidder for a single bottle need only match the $9 bid to regain the leading bid for that bottle.
Before the meeting bids will be accepted by e-mail (email@example.com), by snail mail (Stephen Davison, UCLA Music Library, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1490), and by fax (310/206-7322).
Pre-meeting bidding closes at 12 noon on Thursday May 18. Bids will be accepted in person at the Long Beach meeting (May 19) up until the Business Meeting at 2:00pm.
Bids must include the following information:
Bids will be accepted in increments of 50 cents per bottle, and are accepted in per bottle denominations only.
- Name and contact information
- Variety (Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel)
- Number of bottles
- Price per bottle
- Your alias, if you wish your bid to be anonymous!
The list of leading bids will be distributed via MLASCC-L and on the meeting website, and will be updated periodically before the meeting.
Successful bidders may collect their wine at the meeting, or can make arrangements to collect the wine later in either Eagle Rock (Occidental College) or Westwood (UCLA).
The bid is against you at $5... do I hear 6?
See you in Long Beach! It promises to be a great meeting.
Stephen Davison, UCLA
MLA/SCC Executive Board
Chair: Rhonelle Runner, Occidental College
Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Kristina Shanton, CSU, Long Beach
Secretary/Treasurer: Nanette Schneir, Santa Monica Public Library
Members-At-Large: Joan Flintoff LoPear, UCLA
Valencia Mitchell, Cerritos College
Past Chair: Stephen Davison, UCLA
MLA/SCC Newsletter, No. 71, April 2000
Editor: Renée McBride, UCLA
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