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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:

  • Musicianship and theory tutoring,  please contact a tutor to arrange an online appointment, or drop-in to the library Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2:00.
  • Virtual Music History Tutoring (available for undergraduates in Music History I, II, or III): Tuesdays from 11A to 2P, here: https://utah.zoom.us/j/94415387437

 

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.

Inclusion and Social Justice

As part of this initiative, members of the SSEDILC committee and guests 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. A form for submitting proposals for use of funds for the 2021-22 academic year can be found here. THE AWARD LIMIT IS $1,000. DEADLINES: Monday, November 8, 2021 and Monday, February 14, 2022. To be considered for funding, your proposal must include a detailed description of the event and a budget.

Hearing Health

This guide from the National Association for Schools of Music (NASM) is one you need to read as a music student to protect your ears as you participate in making music. Please also note the following:

  • The School of Music encourages safe hearing practices and awareness.
  • Music students should regularly take a hearing screening test and be aware of dangerous noise levels.
  • If you are unable to hear from short distances, experience a feeling of "fullness" in your ears, or have a ringing/buzzing sensation, you should limit your time in these noisy environments to prevent hearing damage.
  • The School of Music offers free earplugs for students in the main office and the McKay Music Library

 

Academic Year 2021-22

Library Workshops & Events for Student Success & Inclusion

April/May 2022

Bach bdayStress-less in the library

April 25-April 29 & May 2-May 4 | 11A-5P

Snacks and other aids to support you during the end of the semester!

Thank you to our private and foundation donors for their support of student success in the School of Music.

Online writing café

April 27, Reading Day, 10A-2P

Did you know that writing loves company? Sign on anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to work on your papers or other projects. Cameras on or off, talk or chat, we’ll check in with one another at the top of each hour, then will spend the rest of each hour in uninterrupted work time. One-on-one research and writing assistance will also be available in breakout rooms. No need to stay the entire time or come right at 10. Drop in when you're able.

Questions? Email McKay Music Library Director Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu)

https://utah.zoom.us/j/7280165160

Meeting ID: 728 0165 160

Sponsored by the Student Success, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion McKay Library Committee.

Donne big listLibrary Movie Night!

April 29, 7-9:30P

Vote on your top two movie choices:https://linkto.run/p/MIH25YK7

Questions? Email McKay Music Library Director Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu)

 

March 2022

Bach bdayHappy Birthday, J.S. Bach!

March 22 in the library, 11A until gone

Can he really be 337 years old? He doesn't look a day over 300. We'll have pastries from Gourmandise and some other treats in the library to celebrate.

 

Women's History Month 2022

A 10-video playlist. A selection of pieces from Hildegard to Bonds to Frank to turn your ears and eyes to. 

https://bit.ly/Wom2022

Donne big listCool New Resource for Women in Music!

Donne | Women in Music

Go to the Big List: https://donne-uk.org/the-big-list/

Questions? Email McKay Music Library Director Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu)

 

February 2022

"Palentines" Day

February 14 in the library!

We're hoping that Omicron cases are beginning to fall by February 14 so that we can celebrate with some treats in the library for our pals. . .you! The cocoa, coffee, and tea station will return along with some other good things.

 

Black [Music] History Month 2022

A 10-video playlist with a selection of modern and historical performances to turn your ears and eyes to.

https://bit.ly/34NjiUA

 

Questions? Email McKay Music Library Director Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu)

 

January 2022

Author Visit/Public lecture

January 20, 12P to 1:30P on Zoom

This Zoom event, sponsored by the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention and campus entities, including the McKay Music Library, features the authors of Sexual Citizens, a book which has transformed current ideas and debates about how we understand relationship sexual violence. Copies of the book are available to read in the McKay Music Library. This podcast is also a great way to learn more about the book's ground-breaking study without reading it. Register for the Zoom event here.

 

University Counseling Center Presentation

January 25, 2022, 4:10 on Zoom

How are you feeling? We're beginning a new semester and still working through another COVID variant. So, how are you feeling?  This session from the University Counseling Center will present the resources available to you and its many services that you can draw upon to help make it through stressful times.

 Zoom link: https://utah.zoom.us/j/99351446220

Meeting ID: 993 5144 6220

Sponsored by the Student Success, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion McKay Library Committee.

Questions? Email McKay Music Library Director Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu)

 

End of Fall Semester, 2021

Stress-less in the library

December 6-9 and 13-17, 8A to 5P, Mon-Fri

We can't put out the puzzles quite yet, but we've got some other soothing activities to join our usual end-of-semester nourishing snacks. Come in and study or drop in for a study break.

 

Online Writing Café

December 10, 2021 (Reading Day), 10A to 3P on Zoom

Deadlines looming? Writing loves company! Sign on anytime from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to work on your papers or other projects. We’ll check in with one another at the top of each hour, then will spend the rest of each hour in uninterrupted work time. One-on-one research and writing assistance will be available in breakout rooms. <<Snacks available in the McKay Music Library if you’re at school; or take-home snacks for the event will be available at the music library during the last week of classes.>>

Questions? Email McKay Music Library Director Lisa Chaufty (lisa.chaufty@utah.edu) or Prof. Elizabeth Craft (elizabeth.craft@utah.edu)

https://utah.zoom.us/j/95332312592

Meeting ID: 953 3231 2592

Passcode: writingday 

Sponsored by the Student Success, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion McKay Library Committee.

 

Global_Knowledge_GraphicPlagiarism: What is it? & When do I Need to Cite a Source?
A recorded presentation from January 2021 by Prof. Lisa Chaufty, Director, McKay Music Library, see below.
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.

October

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Cocoa, coffee, and tea returns!!
 
Coming 10/18/21 Complementary hot drinks in the library from 8:30-5:00, M-F until the end of the semester.
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Fall Composer Birthday Bash

Wednesday, 10/20, cupcakes available from 11:30am until gone. Drop-in!

Access the playlist to sample some works by the featured composers:

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September

 Search boxTips for searching the library catalog  | Zoom drop-in sessions. 
All events @ https://utah.zoom.us/j/7280165160
9/15 @ 4:00-5:00pm
9/21 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
9/23 @ 12:00-1:00 pm
Presented by Prof. Lisa Chaufty, Director, and music librarian, McKay Music Library

 notationWeb resources for diverse solo repertoire study | Zoom drop-in sessions. 
All events @ https://utah.zoom.us/j/7280165160
9/17 @ 1:00-2:00pm
9/22 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
9/24 @ 2:00-3:00 pm
Presented by Prof. Lisa Chaufty, Director, and music librarian, McKay Music Library

Coming in October

 Monk partyFall semester composers birthday bash
@McKay Library
We'll have some safe treats and celebrate one composer from each month of the fall semester. Details coming 10/1!

 

 

 

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.

Diaz

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.

sasha

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

MWF @ noon

T/TH @ 2 pm


Ask the Library

Guide to Spring Semester 2022

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virtual icon   Virtual Helpdesk, during open hours

 Smart phone email  Email

users   Research Consultation

Tutoring icon   Tutoring Services

music player   McKay Streaming Course Reserve


SPRING 2022 HOURS
Jan 10 to May 7

Monday to Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm

SUMMER 2022 HOURS
May 9 to Aug 20

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm

CLOSED
Memorial Day
Monday, May 30
Independence Day
Monday, July 4
Pioneer Day (Observed)
Monday, July 25


Please check back for updates.

Events - TBA

Last Updated: 4/25/22