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Dr. Ruby Morgan – Gem of the Music Department

Dr. Ruby Norris Morgan pianist ⋅ educator ⋅ friend by Anne Katherine Stiekes ’18 Ruby Norris Morgan joined the Furman Music Faculty in 1968, while working on doctoral studies at Florida State University. She immediately began investing in the lives of students while continuing a performing career outside the University. Dr. Morgan has given countless performances for […]

From Page to Stage

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “From Page to Stage: Writing Great Lyrics” includes the following titles: The art of writing great lyrics The grammar of rock : art and artlessness in 20th century pop lyrics Electrify my soul : songwriters and the spiritual source Songwriting : strategies for musical self-expression and […]

Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest Winners

In October 2017, the Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities launched the Furman Student Diversity Photography Contest. They sought digital photographs that represented what diversity and inclusion looked like to Furman students. In addition to the photographs, students were asked to submit a brief description that told the story of the photograph. Staff and […]

Theft: The History of Music Piracy

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “Theft: The History of Music Piracy” highlights bootlegs, mixed tapes, Napster, and copyright infringement.  Titles include: Pop song piracy : disobedient music distribution since 1929 Ripped : how the wired generation revolutionized music This is not a remix : piracy, authenticity and popular music Music and […]

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 […]