Composing a Collection: the Allan Blank Papers

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Cupid and the Composer: Allan Blank’s Take on ‘Cupid and My Campaspe’

Happy Valentine’s Day my dear Reader! What better day than today to visit a play and a composition all about love. Cupid and my Campaspe play’d At cards for kisses—Cupid paid: He stakes his quiver, bow and arrows, His mother’s… Continue Reading →

ODU’s School of Music Celebrates Black History Month

To honor the rich history and cultural significance of black voices, Old Dominion’s F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music is celebrating with choral program. The concert, coordinated by Asia Daniels (an incredibly impressive freshman music student), is titled Black History… Continue Reading →

“Sounds of Norfolk” Presentation by an ODU Librarian

Madeline Dietrich, the Music Special Collections and Research Specialist at Old Dominion University Libraries is going to be presenting at the Music Library Association Conference in February! Her presentation, named “Sounds of Norfolk”, is an in-depth look at the Tidewater… Continue Reading →

Ariel: Words from Shakespeare, Arranged by Blank

Lyrics: “Full fathom five thy father lies;Of his bones are coral made;Those are pearls that were his eyes;Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:Ding-dong.Hark! now I hear them —… Continue Reading →

A New Year’s Concert from the Invencia Piano Duo

Just posted a few days ago to ring in the new year, Andrey Kasparov plays a beautiful piece along side the Old Dominion University and the Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestras at Chandler Hall. Happy New Year reader!

Merry and Bright: A Dancing Score For Your Delight!

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol With winter’s chill upon us and the holidays fast approaching, I’m finding myself filled with joy and anticipation. I’m surrounded… Continue Reading →

Attending the Student Performance Hour

Unexpected job perks are the best. In most offices this means free pizza every once in a while, a day off for your birthday, or maybe a candy dish at the front desk. My awesome job perk attending the occasional… Continue Reading →

Do you want to write music for a living?

Music surrounds us, even if we’re not paying attention. That jingle you can’t get out of your hear after watching a commercial, the ambient music of an elevator, the thrilling sounds accompanying an action movie and even your phone’s ringtone… Continue Reading →

A Donor Walks into a Bar…err…I mean the DCR

Recently, I was asked to think about how I would react to a particular work situation and I thought this would be a great opportunity to educate you dear Reader on Deeds of Gift. Sometimes, often without prior notice, a… Continue Reading →

Meet the Archivist: Celebrating Archives Month

In honor of Archives Month, my wonderful director decided to highlight Old Dominion Special Collections and University Archives staff. Everyday, I’m surrounded by professionals who are passionate about their work and extremely knowledgeable. I feel incredibly lucky to work with… Continue Reading →

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