Art in the Music Library: Featuring the Works of Tish Lowe and Dawn Faber

Apparitions, Ink on Paper, Letita "Tish" Lowe

Apparitions, Ink on Paper, Letita “Tish” Lowe

In continuing partnership with the Trenholm Artists Guild the Music Library is excited to be hosting an exhibit of the works of artists Letita “Tish” Lowe and Dawn Faber.

Italian trained contemporary realist Dr. Tish Lowe specializes in portraits, figural, and still life oil paintings. Nine of her works for ink on paper are being displayed in conjunction with the Southern Exposure concert featuring George Crumb’s Apparition being held on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the School of Music Recital Hall. Admission to the concert is free.

Moon Shadows, Watercolor, Dawn Faber

Moon Shadows, Watercolor, Dawn Faber

Also on display are the abstract paintings of Dawn Faber which are described as being “rich with texture, color, movement, and warmth. Her displayed works are entitled Moon Shadows, Peace be with You, Garden Party, Fancy That I, Rhythms I, Rhythms II, Legacy, and Changes.





Art in the Music Library: A Visual Representation of Mahler’s 10th Symphony

Artist Tim Floyd next with his Mahler's Symphony No. 10 Triptych

Artist Tim Floyd with his Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 Triptych

In partnership with the Trenholm Artists Guild and the School of Music’s (SOM) Southern Exposure New Music Series, the Music Library is proud to be hosting an exhibit of the works of artist and USC alum Tim Floyd.

Floyd‘s work “Listen” was displayed last fall in the Onomatopoetic Exhibit in conjunction with the North American premiere of Jesse Jones‘ “In Dulcet Tones” as part of the SOM’s Cornelia Freeman Concert Series.  In addition to “Listen” six more of Floyd’s works are currently on display, including, most notably, his triptych inspired by Mahler’s 10th Symphony. This multi-canvas oil painting was created as a visual counterpart to the premiere of the Argento Chamber Ensemble‘s chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler’s 10th.

In his “Artist’s Statement” Floyd says that he was unfamiliar with Mahler’s 10th Symphony before beginning his work on these paintings, so he immersed himself in the music as well as the history of the man and the work in particular. Floyd writes, “While looking into this triptych, I hope you see Mahler’s baton and smell the air of a century ago. Although time may separate us, the human struggle is much the same. Man in need, expressing himself by filling the air with sounds or smearing oil and pigment on cloth.”

Classical Discrimination: Argento Chamber Ensemble, the first concert of Southern Exposure’s 2015-16 season, will be held in the SOM Recital Hall on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:30PM. Works performed will include Jesse Jones’ ABRAXAS and the chamber arrangement of Mahler’s 10th Symphony. Stay for a post-concert conversation with Argento. Admission is free.

Music Library welcomes Spark Collection

The Music Library is proud to announce the creation of its newest collection. Housed on new shelving against a brightly painted wall, the Spark Collection offers career advice to music majors.

“The Spark Collection is a carefully selected collection of books focusing on career development, wellness and innovation,” said Ana Dubjakovic, head of the Music Library, which is located on the second floor of the School of Music. “Its creation was a collaborative effort between School of Music Spark laboratory and the Music Library. Described as the Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory, Spark, whose work the collection supports, aims to ‘prepare music leaders for the 21st century’.”

The collection includes titles such as Making Music Your Business, The Savvy Musician, The Art of Music Publishing, Profiting from Your Music and Sound Projects, Music and Tourism, The Music Business Contract Library, Unbeatable Resumes, and Acing the Interview.

The collection is arranged in browsing order on the first floor of the Music Library.

“Some of the subjects, such as music education and cognition, practice tips and music industry, have traditionally been a part of most well-rounded music collections, but the addition of books with the focus on finance, career guides, marketing, business entrepreneurship, wellness and creative process is new,” she said. “The focus on personal finance and wellness is reflective of the Spark mission to engage music students on multiple levels. In addition to browsing, Spark Collection books can be found by searching the Library catalog.”

More information about the Spark Laboratory can be found at

Music Author Recognition

From December 8, 2011 through January 27, 2012, the Music Library hosted the inaugural Music Authors Recognition event, celebrating recent publications and recordings by School of Music faculty. This will be a yearly recurring event. Items on display included books, articles, compositions, arrangements, recordings, and educational materials.
Featured authors: James Ackley, Jennifer Adam, Reginald Bain, Gail Barnes, Craig Butterfield, Neil Casey, Brad Edwards, Charles Fugo, Michael Harley, Julie Hubbert, J. Daniel Jenkins, Peter Kolkay, Bert Ligon, Scott Price, Joseph Rackers, John Fitz Rogers, Greg Stuart, Wendy Valerio, Scott Weiss, and Sarah Williams.