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Student Diversity Photo Contest

The Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities are sponsoring a Student Diversity Photograph Contest that provides prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. We are seeking digital photographs that represent what diversity and inclusion look like to students at Furman. Along with the photo, we are seeking a brief description that “tells the […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest

The Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities are sponsoring a Student Diversity Photograph Contest that provides prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. We are seeking digital photographs that represent what diversity and inclusion look like to students at Furman. Along with the photo, we are seeking a brief description that “tells the […]

On Display: The Healing Power of Music

A selection of books about how music therapy can improve health outcomes is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit called “Music is My Medicine: The Healing Power of Music” includes the following titles: Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine Beyond the Roof of the World: […]

Summer Research and Creative Fellows

Please join us for a presentation from Emory Conetta ’18 and Chrissy Hicks ’20, the inaugural Special Collections and Archives Summer Research and Creative Fellows, to learn about their research projects in women’s history and medieval music. Thursday, September 21st at 4pm in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library.

Furman Concert Choir Online

The Digital Collections Center and the Special Collections and Archives have partnered with the Furman Concert Choir to create a digital collection of the Concert Choir’s albums. The Furman Concert Choir was organized in 1960 as a small, auditioned group which performs choral music from all periods of music history. Under the direction of Dr. […]

On Display: Winging It

A selection of interesting books about musical improvisation is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit, called “Winging It,” includes the following titles: Grateful Dead and the art of rock improvisation The improvising mind: cognition and creativity in the musical moment Improvisation, creativity, and consciousness: jazz as integral template for music, education Improvisation […]

American Musicological Society

Furman will be hosting the American Musicological Society-Southeast Chapter for their Spring Meeting on this Saturday, March 18. The meeting will be held in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library, beginning at 9:15am with a welcome from Dean Peterson and concluding around 5pm after the final paper session. At 11am, Maureen Carr […]

Novels for Musicians

Currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library is a selection of novels for musicians and music lovers. Titles include: The Fortress of Solitude: A Novel Half-Blood Blues: A Novel The Piano Tuner A Visit from the Goon Squad Orfeo: A Novel Station Eleven: A Novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto A Cathedral Singer Stabat […]

Hail to the Chief

‘Hail to the Chief’: The Official Anthem of the U.S. President A new display in the Maxwell Music Library calls attention to the history of the official anthem of the U.S. President.   “Hail to the Chief” has been played for many years to announce the arrival, or to acknowledge the presence, of the President of […]

The Secret Museum of Mankind

The Secret Museum of Mankind Visit the Maxwell Music Library to view the latest display featuring “The Secret Museum of Mankind.” Remastered directly from original 78s recorded between 1925 and 1948, Pat Conte’s “Secret Museum of Mankind” offers a rare peek into a musical history that, in many cases, has already been swept away by […]