Ireland’s first Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
for Vocal and Instrumental teachers
The Royal Irish Academy of Music has recently announced a new initiative that will support music teachers of all disciplines throughout Ireland.
The RIAM Teaching Network (launching in November 2013) will provide teachers with an array of resources including videos, podcasts and printed material designed to support them in preparing students for the RIAM Local Centre Examinations.
A Community of Learning
The Teaching Network will also include a forum for teachers to discuss elements of teaching and examination preparation with their peers. The website will be regularly updated with a wealth of information on examination preparation, upcoming events and courses and up-to-date news on Local Centre Syllabi and requirements.
Play your part
To receive updates on the RIAM Teaching Network you can register your interest and join our mailing list by emailing the Project Manager, Jennifer O’Connor-Madsen: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also keep up to date by following the RIAM Teaching Network on Facebook and Twitter from 1 May 2013.
The RIAM Library will open extended hours next week to give everyone plenty of time to study!
Bank Holiday Monday: Library Closed
Tuesday 7th May: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 8th May: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Thursday 9th May: 10.00am – 8.00pm
Friday 10th May: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Did you know that Naxos Music Library has more than 84,850 CD-length recordings (equivalent to 1,224,700 tracks) uploaded, with the addition of over 1,000 CD-length recordings every month?
And now you can access Naxos Music Library on the go.
Just download the Naxos Music Library App on to your iPhone or Android, enter the institutional password, and you can browse the full NML anytime, anywhere. That means you can stream music anytime, anywhere!
The Research Foundation for Music in Ireland (RFMI) was officially launched by Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT at the Conservatory of Music and Drama on 20 April 2013.
According to Dr. Kerry Houston, DIT lecturer and Director of RFMI, “The Foundation aims to promote the dynamic musical life of Ireland, manifested in performance, musicology, pedagogy, and composition. The term “music in Ireland” includes the broadest spectrum of musical experience in this country; that is, both music in Ireland and music of Ireland. Given the centrality of music to Ireland’s culture, the research foundation aims to advance the study and performance of music in Ireland to national and international audiences, as well as to the scholarly community and the music industry.”
More information about the Foundation is available from its website www.musicresearch.ie
The library now has on online exhibition space to promote materials from the historical collections of the RIAM.
The first of these exhibitions is on the theme of the symphony in Ireland, and appears in conjunction with a one-day symposium on the same subject in the DIT Conservatory of Music and drama (details here) on 20 April 2013.
The online exhibition can be viewed at this link: http://riamarchives.wordpress.com
The DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, in association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland & the National Library of Ireland, are hosting a one-day symposium on the Symphony and Ireland, tomorrow 9.30 – 5.00. More details are available on the DIT Conservatory’s website.
The symposium aims to examine the context and trajectory of the symphony in, and of, Ireland. It will bring together leading international academics and contemporary Irish symphonic composers to facilitate a contextual discourse on the composition and consumption of the genre in Ireland.
This symposium prompted by the recent discovery of the parts for the first-known symphony composed in Ireland, uncovered in the National Library of Ireland by RISM Ireland/DIT researchers. The symphony was composed in Dublin by the French composer Paul Alday c1816 and was one of two he wrote during this period. Prior to this discovery, the library of the Royal Irish Academy of Music held only incomplete parts, but the newly uncovered parts provide a complete set for performance. These parts have been digitally transcribed by students of the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama in preparation for the first performance of this symphony since the early nineteenth century.
In conjunction with this, the Royal Irish Academy of Music Library will be providing a virtual exhibition on theme of the Symphony in Ireland, with images taken from the library’s historic collections.
The library will be closed from Good Friday – Easter Monday (29 March – 1 April) inclusive.
We will reopen on Tuesday 2 April at 10.00. The slightly reduced hours for Easter week (Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 April) will be as follows:
10.00 – 1.00; 2.00 – 6.00
Normal hours will resume on Saturday 6 April.