Noteworthy Partnership

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David Oberhelman, Oklahoma State University Library

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Noteworthy Partnership

  1. 1. :A Noteworthy Partnership:Library-Music Department Programming Collaborations at Oklahoma State University<br />David Oberhelman<br />Oklahoma State University Library<br />d.oberhelman@okstate.edu<br />
  2. 2. Music . . . at the Library!?<br /><ul><li>OSU Library and OSU Music Department joint programming series</li></ul>Noon Concert Series<br />Noteworthy Evenings<br /><ul><li>Origins stem from mutual needs leading to mutual benefit
  3. 3. Collaborative opportunities between units on campus and Friends’ groups</li></ul>Friends of the OSU Library<br />Friends of Music<br />
  4. 4.  OSU Music Department <br />
  5. 5. OSU Music Department Profile<br />Expanded greatly in last 20 years<br />Degrees<br />BM in Performance <br />BM in Music Education <br />BM in Music Business <br />BA in Music <br />MM in Pedagogy & Performance (conducting, music education or applied music) added in 1998<br />Majors perform in large ensembles (band, orchestra, etc.), but manyalsoperformin smallensembles (by instrument, jazz ensembles, vocal ensembles etc.)<br />Many ensembles have won national/international competitions<br />Facilities – outgrowncurrent building (groundbreaking on new one not till 2020?)<br />
  6. 6. Music DepartmentNeeds<br />Performance Needs:<br />Performance space needed for smaller ensembles, recitals, soloists<br />Music students need experience performing for medium-sized audiences <br />Music majors must attend recitals, concerts for course credit<br />Need for free daytime concerts<br />Reseach/library needs, esp. w/ Master of Music degree (Library needs)<br />Study scores<br />Research materials (thematic catalogues, bibliographic sources, etc.)<br />
  7. 7.  OSU Library <br />
  8. 8. Library Music Collection Profile & Needs<br />More funding and attention given to Music Collection from 1998- (with MM program)<br />Previousselectorworked on preliminarycollection assessment (academicmonographs)<br />2000-2003 Music enhancementfunding<br />Set priorities for scores, bibliographictitles, etc., needed for research collection<br />$30,000 divided over 3 fiscal years<br />Selectorworkedwithmusicologist in Music Dept., Music major student assistant assigned to project<br />UsedA Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Recordings, 3rd Ed.(ALA, 1997) as assessment instrument for scores<br />Ongoingneeds: additional scores, audio/scores databases, reference/journal article databases, e-books, etc.<br />
  9. 9. Library Public ProgrammingNeeds<br />Remodeled Peggy V. HelmerichBrowsing Room<br />Tradition of offeringoutreachprograming for the university and the community<br />Seeking new opportunities to bring patrons, communityinto the Library and fostersense of Library as place<br />
  10. 10.  Noon Concert Series <br />
  11. 11. Noon Concert SeriesOrigins & History<br /><ul><li>2004: Music Dept. ensembles first used Library Browsing Room for free concerts
  12. 12. 2004-2005: Informal concerts becamethe Brown Bag It Series w/ volunteersarranging, bringing in refreshments, etc.
  13. 13. 2005- : The Noon Concert Seriesorganized
  14. 14. Friends of the OSU Library beganunderwritingseries (refreshments/supplies)
  15. 15. Co-directorsfromboth Library and Music Dept. & committeefrom Library staff association </li></li></ul><li>Noon Concert SeriesHistory, cont.<br /><ul><li>2007: 7-foot Steinway grand piano donated to Library by James and Elizabeth Wise (Friends of Library members)</li></ul>Browsing Room as a true concert space<br />Greatlyexpandedrepertoire of music for concerts<br />Music studentscanalso book Browsing Room for recitals<br /><ul><li>2010-2011: Seriesconsists of 4-5 concerts per semester; 50-80+ attendees; 12+ ensembles perform; widevariety of music styles and instruments
  16. 16. Donor lunches hosted by Dean & DevelopmentDirectorduring concerts</li></li></ul><li>Noon Concert SeriesLogistics<br />Scheduling issues (Browsing Room bookings, ensemble practice time needed, conflictswithother performances, competitions, etc.)<br />Publicity (media, Web, word of mouth, social networking)<br />Room setup issues (transporting music stands & instruments, seating, refreshments, etc.)<br />Piano issues (tuning, moving, locking, and storing of bench, piano lamp, etc.)<br />Communication issues between Library and Music<br />
  17. 17. Noon Concert SeriesBenefits<br />Music Department<br />Student ensembles gain performance experience<br />Showcasestudent talent to new audiences<br />Music studentsgetrecitalattendancecredit, audience memberexperience<br />Educational mission (expose campus to the variety of music & performance styles, cultural programmingrequirements)<br />Promoteotherconcerts<br />Library <br />Library’srole as cultural center on campus<br />Formscloser bond withacademicdepartment<br />Drawsstudents and communitymembersinto the Library<br />Educational mission (Library as site for creativity)<br />Promoteotherlibraryevents<br />
  18. 18. Web Flyer<br />
  19. 19. Chopin Tribute<br />
  20. 20. Horn Choir<br />
  21. 21. Chamber Music<br />
  22. 22. OperaScenes<br />
  23. 23. Trombone Choir<br />
  24. 24. New Frontiers Ensemble<br />
  25. 25. New Music atNoon<br />
  26. 26. NoteworthyEvenings<br />
  27. 27. NoteworthyEveningsOrigins & History<br /><ul><li>2006: Based on success of Noon Concert Series, Library and Music collaborated on series of annualfundraisingeventsto fund Library music collection
  28. 28. Content wouldbelighter musical fare: jazz, popular piano, cabaret, etc.
  29. 29. Friends of the Library donated $5,000 to establishFriends’ Music Collection Endowment; concerts add to principal and interestused for purchases
  30. 30. Wishlistsof music titles for donation created
  31. 31. Friends of Music assistLibrary Friendswithlogistics and publicity
  32. 32. NoteworthyEveningshave helpedthe endowmentreachthe $20,000 mark by 2010</li></li></ul><li>NoteworthyEveningsLogistics<br />Coordinatingbetween Library and Music and bothFriends groups (need to define respective roles!)<br />Selecting performers and format concerts<br />Publicity<br />Ticket sales (difficulty for some patrons with online purchasing)<br />Catering and otherlogistics on top of ususalconcert setup issues<br />
  33. 33. NoteworthyEveningsBenefits<br />Establishedendowmentfund for continuing music collection development<br />Exposes communitymembers to variety of musical talent at OSU<br />PartnershipsbetweenFriends groups to help their respective units and university as a whole<br />Createsadditionalopportunities for fundraising collaboration between the Library and otherunits on campus<br />
  34. 34. Jazz Ensemble<br />
  35. 35. Vocal Performance<br />
  36. 36. Reception<br />
  37. 37. Friends’ Music Collection Endowment<br />
  38. 38. Benefits of Such Collaborations<br /><ul><li>Librariescanbuildpartnerships and alliances cultural/performingarts groups (on campus or in community) and othersimilar groups
  39. 39. Partnershipscan help addressmutualneeds and gain wider base of institutionaland community support
  40. 40. Additionalfundraisingopportunitieswillemerge
  41. 41. Involvement of multiple Friends groups canprovideadditionalresources and create new alliances</li></li></ul><li>Thanks to the OSU Music Department, Music Students, Friends of the OSU Library, & Friends of Music<br />

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