June summer camps offered by the School of Music

June 13–19 School of Music: Southeastern Piano Festival (SEPF). The festival provides training for aspiring young pianists and offers a showcase of piano performances with celebrated and new artists. Twenty young pianists will receive daily private lessons with University faculty, participate in master classes with a guest artist, and gain experience performing in a professional concert setting. Each day concludes with an evening performance by a guest artist, faculty members, or festival students.
All events are open to the public and many are free. For tickets to evening concerts, call 803-576-5763. For more information, go to http://sepf.music.sc.edu.

June 20–25 School of Music: Band Camp. For students in grades 7–12. The camp includes instruction for drum major, marching percussion, symphony band, and symphonic percussion. For more information, call the Band Office at 803-777-4278, or send an e-mail to USCBand@mozart.sc.edu.

June 20–25 School of Music: Carolina Summer Music Conservatory. For students in grades 9–12. School of Music faculty will lead students in an intensive, one-week session that focuses on individual performance and chamber music. Activities include master classes with Carolina faculty and other professional musicians, as well as chamber music coaching and private lessons. Students will rehearse and perform solo works with professional accompanists and will attend music events featuring conservatory faculty members.
Evening concerts featuring faculty are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Clifford
Leaman at 803-576-5893 or cleaman@mozart.sc.edu.

From the USC TIMES.

2011 KEVIN FREEMAN TRAVEL GRANT: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications are now being accepted for the Kevin Freeman travel grant.

The grant, established in 1994 to honor the memory of Kevin Freeman and awarded for the first time in 1997, supports attendance of music librarians new to the field to the Music Library Association’s annual meeting. Recipients receive gratis conference registration and a cash award of up to $750 for travel costs (transportation and accommodations at the convention hotel at half of the double occupancy rate*). At least one grant will be awarded to a first-time attendee, if applicable.
Applicants must be members of the Music Library Association and in one of the following groups:
in the first three years of their professional career, 
a graduate student in library school (by the time of the conference,
9-12 February 2011) aspiring to become a music librarian, OR  
a recent graduate (within one year of degree) of a graduate program in librarianship seeking a professional position as a music librarian
Previous applicants who still qualify are welcome to reapply.
Applicants must submit the following in .pdf by October 1, 2010:
A letter of application which includes:
The reasons for attending the MLA Annual Conference and why you are a good candidate for this grant  
A justification of financial need 
A budget for travel costs to attend the MLA Annual Conference  
Information about any other grants, matching funds, institutional support you may also receive to cover costs to attend the MLA Annual Conference  
The number of times you have attended the national MLA meeting 
A current vita  
Two letters of support directly mailed by recommenders (.pdf or email)
Please email application and supporting materials (.pdf) to the Chair of the Freeman Travel Grant Committee:
Michael Colby mdcolby@ucdavis.edu
Please mark the subject line: Freeman Travel Grant Application.
Grant recipients will be notified by November 1, 2010 and announced at the MLA 2011 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For questions about the award, please contact the Chair of the Freeman Travel Grant Committee at the above email address.
*Room rates are estimated to be $179 for double occupancy, with state and local taxes at 15.2%

25th-annual Conductors Institute to take stage at the Koger Center
For 25 years, the Conductors Institute of South Carolina has been on the “must do” list for young aspiring and experienced conductors alike.
The Conductors Institute will be open daily to the public for observation, beginning June 7 from 9 a.m. to noon (fellows conduct) and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (associates conduct) at the Koger Center. No sessions will be held June 13.
The Institute for Fellows and Associates will be held from June 6 to 19. Directed by Donald Portnoy, conductor and music director of the USC Symphony Orchestra, the program is for conductors with moderate to advanced conducting skills. Fellows and associates study with Portnoy and guest conductors and composers.
Both fellows and associates are guaranteed podium time every day. Fellows work with the institute ensemble during morning sessions. Associates work with a chamber orchestra in afternoon sessions. On Friday afternoons, both groups work with a full orchestra. The Discovery Program will be held from June 9 to 19.
Directed by Manuel Alvarez, former dean of the School of Music, the program is for conductors with limited conducting experience. Each week, participants will work with a string quartet in afternoon conducting sessions. Participants are also required to observe morning sessions and the late afternoon lecture series.
Other guest conductors and composers are Libby Larsen, composer (string orchestra session, June 7–10); Peter Jaffe, conductor (string orchestra session, June 7–10); Dick Goodwin, composer (chamber orchestra session, June 11–15); Guillermo Scarabino of Argentina, conductor (chamber orchestra session, June 11–15); Samuel Jones, composer/ conductor (orchestra session, June 16–19); and Paul Vermel, conductor (orchestra session, June 16–19).
The Conductors Institute draws participants from the United States and numerous foreign countries. Students
receive tutorials from conductors and composers who have experience in the commercial, academic, and professional worlds of music.
The guest conductors and composers are aware of what it takes to succeed in a tough, competitive field, and they are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. The Conductors Institute has been successful for so many years because it offers daily podium time to every individual in the program. The institute also focuses on the details of conducting and opportunities for conductors to enhance their skills and achieve a greater command of their orchestral forces.
Veteran conductors offer constructive criticism and encouragement. There are no mirrors and no recorded music. Each day, as their peers observe, conductors have the opportunity to conduct professional musicians who know the scores intimately. At the end of each day, conductors receive a video of their performance to study and to assist them in preparing for another day at the podium.

For more information, go to www.conductorsinstitute.com or e-mail Charlene Rackley at charl@mailbox.sc.edu.
From the USC TIMES.

Free music! (If you’re a Reznor fan…)

Today, June 1st, Trent Reznor is treating his fans to some free music.
How to Destroy Angels marks the first music to be released by Reznor, the frontman of iconic industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, since that band gave its final tour in 2009.

How To Destroy Angels‘ track listing:
“The Space In Between”
“Parasite”
“Fur-Lined”
“BBB”
“The Believers”
“A Drowning”
Go here for more information.

ART MUSICS OF ISRAEL: Identities, Ideologies, Influences

International Conference
ART MUSICS OF ISRAEL: Identities, Ideologies, Influences Monday 28 March – Thursday 31 March 2011 University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 An International Conference with contributions from musicologists, ethnomusicologists, composers and performers.
Presented by the Jewish Music Institute Forum for Israeli Music at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in association with the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London Conference Director Dr Malcolm Miller (UK)GUEST SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:
Professor Jehoash Hirshberg (Israel), Professor Amnon Shiloah (Israel), Professor Richard Taruskin (USA), Professor Arnold Whittall (UK) and members of the Academic Board (see below).CALL FOR PAPERS Submissions are invited from scholars, composers, performers and practitioners, for papers and presentations for the above conference.

Israel has become the home of a range of art musics that are not widely familiar, and represents a fascinating crucible for the study of creativity in a young nation state. The combinations of European traditions and Middle Eastern soundscapes in all types of art music traditions in Israel reflect the diversity of socio-cultural influences on its heterogeneous population. Drawing on a wide range of geographical and historical sources, concert repertories in Israel have evolved from the melting-pot ideologies of the early to mid 20th century composers to the more multi-faceted international identities of younger generations in the 21st century.
This conference intends to explore the ways in which Israeli music and musical life throw light on aesthetic issues of wide relevance. These include the balance of regional and international musical elements, the interfaces between art and popular styles and the integration of a variety of musical sources, such as liturgical, folk, pop and local idioms. Discussion about repertories that challenge conventional notions of genre and style will also be welcome. PAPERS, OF 30 MINUTES   
There will be an award for the best paper by a postgraduate student. THE FOLLOWING THEMES
* NATIONALISM AND IDENTITY, including comparative work related to other national musics and contemporary concepts of national identity in music
* ART MUSIC TRADITIONS AND PERFORMANCE STYLES, including Arabic, European and Jewish repertories
* IDEOLOGY AND PRACTICE in the conscious use of sources such as biblical cantillation; Ashkenazi and Sephardi liturgical and folk music, Arabic musics and performing traditions
* CROSS FERTILIZATION between art/concert musics and Israeli/Middle Eastern folk and pop musics
* PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS including Palestinian-Israeli joint projects
* THE ROLE OF MUSIC INSTITUTIONS such as music schools, broadcasters, concert agencies and publishers on the impact of Israeli music inside and outside Israel
* COMPOSERS IN FOCUS: live or recorded musical presentations by or about significant composers or performers that include scholarly commentary, such as ‘A tribute to Josef Tal (1910-2008)’  

THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE IS ENGLISH. It is envisaged that selected papers will be published in a volume of proceedings. PLEASE SEND AN ABSTRACT OF 250 to 300 WORDS together with your biography of up to 150 words, and with your contact details, by Monday 5 July 2010, at 12 noon GMT to the Conference Director, Dr Malcolm Miller.

THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE will make its decisions by Monday 27 September 2010 , and contributors will be informed soon thereafter. 

 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, please contact the Conference Administrator at music@sas.ac.uk. (Information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of September 2010). CONFERENCE ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD Dr Malcolm Miller, Chairman (Open University in London; Director, the JMI Forum for Israel Music) Dr Rachel Beckles Willson (Royal Holloway, University of London) Professor Philip V Bohlman (University of Chicago) Julian Dawes (Composer, London) Professor Taiseer Elias (Head of Arabic Music, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance) Professor Alexander Goehr (Emeritus, Cambridge University) Professor Jehoash Hirshberg (Emeritus, Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Professor John Irving (Director, Institute of Musical Research, London) Professor Robert Saxton (Oxford University) Professor Edwin Seroussi (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Dr Ronit Seter, JMRC (Hebrew University, Jerusalem); Council Member, AMS (Capital Chapter).
Professor Malcolm Troup (Emeritus, City University, London) Professor Arnold Whittall (Emeritus, King’s College London) Dr Michael Wolpe (Head of Composition Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance) Dr Abigail Wood (Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, SOAS University of London)

Want to join a chorus this summer?

School of Music: Summer I and Summer II Chorus.
The choruses are open to USC students, faculty, and staff and to members of the greater Columbia community. The registration fee is $10 for non-students.

Rehearsals for Summer I Chorus begin June 1. Rehearsals will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the School of Music, Room 006. Joseph Modica, assisted by doctoral student Ben Ebner, is the conductor. The chorus will perform Beethoven’s Mass in C. Summer Chorus I will present concerts at 4 p.m. June 27 and 7:30 p.m. June 29 in the School of Music Recital Hall. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Summer II Chorus, conducted by Larry Wyatt and assisted by doctoral student Damion Womack, will begin rehearsals of Honegger’s King David July 6. Rehearsals will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the School of Music, Room 006. Summer Chorus II will present concerts at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 7:30
p.m. Aug. 3 in the School of Music Recital Hall.

For more information, call 7-5369 or send an e-mail to sbeardsley@mozart.sc.edu.

Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression

The American Folklife Center presents a lecture in the 2010 Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series

Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression book launch with Rich Remsberg, Documentarian & Author Presented in cooperation with the Center for the Book, Library of Congress

June 2, 2010 – 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
6th floor, West Dining Room, James Madison Building, Library of Congress

Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, Hard Luck Blues presents more than two hundred photographs created by the New Deal’s Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers’ homes, barn dances, and on street corners to organized performances at church revivals, dance halls, and community festivals. Captured across the nation from the northeast to the southwest, the images document the last generation of musicians who learned to play without the influence of recorded sound, as well as some of the pioneers of Chicago’s rhythm and blues scene and the first years of amplified instruments. The best visual representation of American roots music performance during the Depression era, Hard Luck Blues features photographs by Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and others.

Rich Remsberg is an Emmy Award-winning archival image researcher who works primarily on PBS documentaries, including programs for American Masters, American Experience, and NOVA. His credits include Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Woody Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home, and the Grammy-nominated CD box set People Take Warning! As a photographer, his work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek.com, the Christian Science Monitor, and No Depression, and he is the author and photographer of Riders For God: The Story of a Christian Motorcycle Gang.

For more information, please visit http://www.loc.gov/folklife/events/botkin-lectures.html#june2 or call 202-707-5510.

*FREE* Memorial Day concert

May 31
Koger Center for the Arts: The Palmetto Concert Band will present A Memorial Day Tribute at 7:30 p.m. featuring Lincoln Portrait, by Aaron Copland; The Sound of Music, by Richard Rodgers; Armed Forces Salute, arranged by Bob Lowden; and The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa. James K. Copenhaver and William J. Moody will conduct. Free and open to the public.

Zambaleta’s Summer Internship Program

I would like to announce Zambaleta’s Summer Internship Program.
Zambaleta is a non profit community world music and dance school located in San Francisco. We are offering internships in our Dance Program, Music Program, Marketing, Online Marketing, Operations, and Development. Please forward this email and help spread the word to students who would be interested. For more information about the school visit www.zambaleta.org

These positions are part of Zambaleta’s Summer internship program which starts June 21st and lasts for 12 weeks. All zambaleta internships require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.
Following are the job descriptions.

Music Program Intern with Interest in World Music & Dance

We’re seeking an enthusiastic music program intern to join our team and help build Zambaleta’s unique music offerings.

Responsibilities:
1. Processing Instructor Applications
2. Developing a database for all instructors 3. Scheduling Classes 4. Coordinating course information with instructors 5. Administering enrollment for classes 6. Answering questions regarding classes by phone and email 7. Developing course descriptions 8. Updating course information on zambaleta’s website 9. Marketing different courses through various online and offline venues

Qualifications:
1. Bachelor in music, preferably with an emphasis on world music/ ethnomusicology.
2. General understanding of basic musical concepts and instruments.
5. Ability to represent Zambaleta effectively. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of a dynamic team.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to infuse your work with humor.
7. Desire to learn.

Compensation and perks:
This is a non-paid internship. However, Zambaleta interns are eligible for free music and dance classes at the school.

How to apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to intern@zambaleta.org
by June 20th 2010.
Be sure to state the title of the internship in your email subject.

Dance Program Intern with Interest in World Music & Dance

Responsibilities:

Interns work administratively as the Zamableta dance program
receptionist, dance studio manager and administrative assistant to
Zambaleta’s dance staff. Responsibilities include interacting with
the public and studio instructors, customer relations, registration of
students for classes, responding to requests for information and
general support Zambaleta membership. Interns play a prominent role in
the ongoing business of the organization, receiving a unique view of
the totality of Zambaleta as a music & dance school and community
resource.

Qualifications: Adults age 18+ who are pursuing careers in dance in
college, post college or are hoping to make a career transition to the
field of dance. Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
spreadsheet; experience in customer relations is advantageous. Be
ready to work hard, have an open mind, and be flexible within a
constantly changing environment

Compensation and perks: This is a non-paid internship. However,
Zambaleta interns are eligible for free music and dance classes at the
school.

How to apply: Send a resume, cover letter, to intern@zambaleta.org by
June 20th, 2010. Be sure to state the title of the internship in your
email subject.

Development Intern with Interest in World Music & Dance

We’re seeking an enthusiastic development intern to join our team and
help us with Zambaleta’s fundraising activities.

Responsibilities:
1.Fundraising: Assist the Executive Director and Development Staff
with assigned projects including drafting and compiling grant
applications, researching available sources of non-profit funding, and
securing various project and organization related grants.
2.Assist with various fundraising projects including events by
completing needed assignments and reporting to the Executive Director
and Development Staff.
3.Organization and Analysis: Assist the Executive Director and
Development Staff in compiling data or results of current fundraising
projects.
4.Funder management and relations, generating donation receipts and
funder communications, implementing individual donor campaigns, and
planning special events.

Qualifications:
1. Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with the ability to think and work
independently and creatively. Strong organizational, writing, verbal,
and presentation skills are required.
2. Must work well and communicate effectively in a team-oriented
environment and multitask efficiently.
3. Grant-writing or fundraising experience is desired, but not
required. Potential for work-study or academic credit.

Compensation and perks:
This is a non-paid internship. However, Zambaleta interns are eligible
for free music and dance classes at the school.

How to apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to intern@zambaleta.org
by June 20th 2010.
Be sure to state the title of the internship in your email subject.

Marketing Intern with Interest in World Music & Dance

We’re seeking an enthusiastic marketing intern to join our team and
help spread the word about Zambaleta and the Bay Area’s World Music
and Dance community.
Our marketing intern will help us strengthen our reach through new and
traditional marketing channels, while working closely with the music
and dance program staff.

Responsibilities:
1. Collaborate with executive director and our copy/design team to
build a viral marketing strategy.
2. Assist in design of marketing materials, including postcards,
fliers, brochures, and new media design
3. Organize grass roots marketing outreach (expanding audiences,
developing new partnerships with like-minded organizations)
4. Brand management (ensuring that visual & verbal messages are
consistent across all materials)
5. Customer relations & feedback (surveys, analysis)
6. Marketing/Prospect Research
7. Research organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals that
could fit into Zambaleta’s community
8. Assist in organization of press packets by discipline
9. Assist in organization of all new press materials, including
scanning and documentation
10. Research potential local sponsors and partners of Zambaleta

Qualifications:
1. Education and/or interest in world music and dance.
2. University-level training in Business, Marketing, Organizational
Development, or related field. If the applicant lacks university
training, he or she must have demonstrated accomplishments related to
these subjects.
3. Minimum of one year working in an office environment, preferably
within a small, entrepreneurial setting
4. Strong working knowledge of marketing, community building, and/or
event planning.
5. Ability to represent Zambaleta effectively. Motivation and
commitment to work effectively as part of a dynamic team.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to infuse your work with
humor.
7. Desire to learn.

Compensation and perks:
This is a non-paid internship. However, Zambaleta interns are eligible
for free music and dance classes at the school.

How to apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to intern@zambaleta.org
by June 20th, 2010
Be sure to state the title of the internship in your email subject.

Online Marketing Intern with Interest in World Music & Dance

We’re seeking an enthusiastic music writer/ethnomusicologist to join
our team and help spread the word about Zambaleta and the Bay Area’s
World Music and Dance community. Zambaleta is a San Francisco based
world music and dance school. We offer music and dance classes,
hullabaloos, hootenannies, and other musical encounters that lift the
human spirit and create community. Whether you’re a rock star, you
can’t keep a tune, or both, you’ll find in zambaleta a welcoming
environment to become a better musician, meet new friends, and play
together. Most of our classes are taught in a group setting – that way
you get to meet fellow musicians with similar interests, learn with
them, play with them, and pay less money. If you are looking for a
more personalized learning experience, our faculty is available to
teach private lessons. More importantly, we aspire to create a
hospitable place for our musical community.

This position is part of Zambaleta’s Spring internship program, which
begins second week in January and lasts for 12 weeks. All zambaleta
internships require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities:
1. Collaborate with program director to build an online and viral
marketing strategy.
2. Author 5-6 weekly blogs (flexible)
3. Create simple videos of testimonials, instructor intros, etc.
4. Tweet regularly about happenings around world music and Zambaleta
5. Update our online presence on different social websites and update
with latest music programs and news.

Qualifications:
1. Education and/or interest in world music and dance.
2. Familiarity with social networking outlets (specifically Facebook,
Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, etc) and how to utilize them to promote and
build excitement.
3. Experience using viral marketing tools to build following and
adoption.
4. Experience with online search engines and optimization
5. Experience writing blogs.
6. Desire to learn.

Compensation and perks:
This is a non-paid internship. However, Zambaleta interns are eligible
for free music and dance classes at the school.

How to apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to intern@zambaleta.org
by June 20th 2010.
Be sure to state the title of the internship in your email subject.

Operations Intern with Interest in World Music and Dance

We’re seeking an enthusiastic arts administration student to join our
team and help support Zambaleta and the Bay Area’s World Music and
Dance community. Zambaleta is a San Francisco based world music and
dance school. We offer music and dance classes, hullabaloos,
hootenannies, and other musical encounters that lift the human spirit
and create community. Whether you’re a rock star, you can’t keep a
tune, or both, you’ll find in zambaleta a welcoming environment to
become a better musician, meet new friends, and play together. Most of
our classes are taught in a group setting – that way you get to meet
fellow musicians with similar interests, learn with them, play with
them, and pay less money. If you are looking for a more personalized
learning experience, our faculty is available to teach private
lessons. More importantly, we aspire to create a hospitable place for
our musical community.

Responsibilities:
1. Maintain and build upon zambaleta’s databases: enter new records
and update instructors, students, and members information
2. Work with zambaleta’s music programs to schedule all classes and
rentals
3. Respond to incoming email inquiries seeking general information
about Zambaleta, or referring inquiries to appropriate zambaleta
personnel.
4. Receive and organize instructor time sheets and prepare instructor
payment spreadsheet.

5. Maintain filing system of payment requests and records,
communications, and general administrative communication materials.

Qualifications:

1. Education and/or interest in world music and dance.

2. Familiarity with FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Excel, and Quick Books
3. Excellent communication skills, and ability to multi-task.
4. Desire to learn.

Compensation and perks:
This is a non-paid internship. However, Zambaleta interns are eligible
for free music and dance classes at the school.

How to apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to intern@zambaleta.org by June 20th
2010.

Be sure to state the title of the internship in your email subject.