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Library Services for Student Success: Tutoring, Writing, Wellness, & Inclusion

We in the McKay Library are here to serve you and help you succeed in your studies. Consider the services we offer below as our contribution to fully supporting your studies with a mind towards your success!

 

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Research Consultation

We offer research consultations to University of Utah students who need help with a music research question, assignment, or extended work. Please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Immediate reference service is available in person at the McKay Circulation Desk, or by phone at 801-581-6691.

If you need assistance outside of regular hours, please e-mail mckaylibrary@music.utah.edu and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Musicianship, Theory, and Music History Tutoring

The McKay Library offers tutoring for free to students. We are offering virtual tutoring due to the pandemic. For musicianship and theory tutoring,  please contact a tutor to arrange an online appointment. A music history Q&A service is now available for undergraduates in Music History I, II, or III. To learn more about this service, talk directly to your music history professor and she will have the information you need.

Writing Assistance

McKay Library offers assistance to students who would like some writing guidance or assistance with searching the catalog/databases as well as any assistance finding resources. If you have questions about how we can help, please ask.

To sign up for a time (through Zoom or in-person) with Prof. Lisa Chaufty, McKay's music librarian, please make an e-mail appointment and we'll take care of you. Prof. Chaufty can also read your DMA document for clarity and give any guidance related to document formatting according to the Graduate School Thesis Handbook.

Student Success

The McKay Library makes student success a priority and has been actively supporting this iniative through its tutoring program.  The committee is also interested in supporting faculty and student ideas related to student success. Faculty, if you have a proposal for student success, apply here.

Wellness

With the 2017-18 academic year, the McKay Music Library began providing opportunities related to physical and emotional wellness to music students. The impact of the pandemic on the lives of our students has prompted the School of Music and the McKay Library to increase our efforts. In the 2020-21 academic year, in part through a generous grant from the Dee Foundation, we are expanding this initiative through lectures and other activities.

  • Student Wellness Microgrants: This is new!  Students can apply for funding ($250 per grant) to support their fellow music students through wellness projects that address the six dimensions of wellness: emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. The Deadline was October 30, 2020.

Inclusion and Social Justice

As part of this initiative, members of the committee have created a CANVAS module on the topic of music and social justice. The module will be accessible to all students and faculty. If you are a faculty member or student and do not have access to it, contact us via email or in person in the library.

A second part of this initiative is to make recommendations to the Director for use of funds for lectures and performances focusing on inclusion and social justice. If you have guest speakers or performers that you would like to invite who address this mission, please complete this proposal application. We welcome and need your suggestions and proposals!

Academic Year 2020-21

Selected Student Success Initiative Events

 Global_Knowledge_GraphicJan. 26 | 4:10 p.m.
Plagiarism: When do I Need to Cite a Source?
Presented by Prof. Lisa Chaufty, Director, McKay Music Library
Plagiarism is a serious academic offense and its consequences can include a failing grade in a course, or expulsion from a program. In this age where so many secondary sources for research are easily accessible online, there are a variety of factors that can lead to a quick copy+paste, or a misguided paraphrase, with unfortunate results. This session will focus on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it through citation.

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February 11 | 4:10 p.m. (2-hour session)
Music and Mindfulness Masterclass
Presented by Dr. Frank Diaz, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Frank M. Diaz, Ph.D., is associate professor at the Jacobs School of Music and an Affiliate Member of the Cognitive Science Department at Indiana University. He is also Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Pedagogy. At IU, Dr. Diaz established one of the country's first academic courses focused on mindfulness in teaching and performing arts.

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Alexander Technique and Developmental Movement for Musicians, Session 3:
Alexander Technique basic principles part 2

Presented by Luc Vanier, Director, School of Dance
More details to come.

 

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Taming the Beast: How to Recognize and Manage Performance Anxiety Symptoms
Presented by Erika Qureshi, student microgrant recipient, and DMA student in oboe performance with musicians' health as her DMA related area.
Meeting ID: 915 2008 5440
Passcode: MUSIC  

 

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March 18 | 4:10 p.m.
Alexander Technique and Developmental Movement for Musicians, Session 4:
Your instrument and your questions

Presented by Luc Vanier, Director, School of Dance
More details to come.

Sept. 17-Oct. 30 
Student Wellness Microgrants applications open

Oct. 15 | 4:10 p.m.
Alexander Technique and Developmental Movement for Musicians, Session 1: The body and mind as habitual patterns
Presented by Luc Vanier, Director, School of Dance
Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nov. 2 | 5-7 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Dr. Louise Toppin, Professor Darryl Taylor, Dr. Marquese Carter and Dr. Naomi André.
A panel discussion on diversity in the arts, including but not limited to the topics of allyship, music theory, music history, composition and performance (i.e. through art song, opera and casting).
More details to come.

Nov. 6 | 5-7 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Dr. Louise Toppin, Professor Darryl Taylor, Dr. Marquese Carter and Dr. Naomi André.A panel discussion on diversity in the arts, including but not limited to the topics of allyship, music theory, music history, composition and performance (i.e. through art song, opera and casting).
More details to come.

Nov. 7 | TBD
Masterclass with Dr. Louise Toppin and Darryl Taylor
More details to come.

Nov. 12 | 4:10 p.m.
Alexander Technique and Developmental Movement for Musicians, Session 2: Alexander Technique basic principles part 1
Presented by Luc Vanier, Director, School of Dance
Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Nov. 23- Dec. 11
McKay Library End-of-Semester Stress Buster events

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STUDY BUDDY BAGS
(packed with study snacks, no-stress activity scrolls, and an SOM “Transcend” T-shirt). Get yours Nov. 23-25.
Or, pick one up when we reopen on 11/30 after Thanksgiving Break. (We will be open during the online period by appointment since the building will be locked--just call 801-581-6691 or email mckaylibrary@music.utah.edu.)(Available until gone)

VIRTUAL REFERENCE (up and running during our open hours)

VIRTUAL RESEARCH CONSULTATION & WRITING ASSISTANCE
Contact Prof. Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu), library director, if you would like some assistance with navigating library resources like the catalog or periodical indexes; or, if you need some guidance with your writing.  

VIRTUAL MUSICIANSHIP & THEORY TUTORING
The library offers musicianship and theory tutoring. Please contact the tutor (haruhito.miyagi@utah.edu) or the library (mckaylibrary@music.utah.edu) to arrange an appointment. You can also call us at 801-581-6691 during our open hours. 

VIRTUAL MUSIC HISTORYQ&A 
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 10-11 a.m.
Wednesday & Friday: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

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Nov. 30 - Dec. 11
SAVASANA WITH SASHA 
(Zoom Yoga focusing on relaxation and stress-relief)

MWF @ noon

T/TH @ 2 pm


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Guide to Summer Semester 2021

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SUMMER 2021 HOURS
May 10-August 14
Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm

CLOSED
Memorial Day - Monday, May 31
Independence Day - Monday July 5
Pioneer Day - Friday July 23

Please check back for updates.

Events - TBA

Last Updated: 5/27/21