David Schiff receives sixth ASCAP award
The cash ASCAP awards represent their continuing commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. They are granted by an independent panel and are based upon the unique prestige value of each writers' catalog of original compositions as well as recent performances of those works in areas not surveyed by the society.
The members of the award panel are Harold Best, dean of the Wheaton Conservatory of Music; JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Virginia Symphony and Women's Philharmonic Orchestras; Tim Page, author and classical music critic for the Washington Post; H. Robert Reynolds, director of bands and instrumental studies at the University of Michigan; and Fred Sherry, world-renowned cellist and member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
In a letter to President Steven Koblik, Marilyn Bergman, ASCAP president and chairman of the board, notes, "In making grants such as this, we are delighted to join with your educational institution in supporting the growth and development of our nation's musical future."
In addition to his six ASCAP awards, Schiff has won many other fellowships, awards, and competitions. Schiff, who joined the Reed faculty in 1980, frequently contributes articles on music to various national publications, including the New York Times. Schiff's article "Classical Appeal," appeared in the August 1997 issue of Atlantic Monthly. He wrote about the experience of having a work he composed, "Bridge City," performed in a concert called "Nerve Endings" last December by the Oregon Symphony and the Curtis Salgado Blues Band. He also discussed how this experience reflects the current situation of symphony orchestras.
Some of Schiff's articles can be found on Atlantic Unbound (www.theatlantic.com), the web site of the Atlantic Monthly.
Forum '97 lecture series on community and conscience
An art exhibition,Community Expressions: Student Art from Oregon, accompanied the series, focusing on works of art--paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs, and video--made by students working through school and community programs in Oregon.
The Reed College Women's Committee was founded in 1956 as an educational and social liaison between the college and the Portland community. The committee's goals are to enlarge and enhance the reputation of Reed in the community and to provide stimulating intellectual activities associated with the college to the public.
All proceeds from the lecture series support the Reed College Women's Committee Scholarship fund, which over the years has contributed significantly to the opportunity to attend Reed for 44 recipients. As testimony to both Reed's estimable national standing as one of the country's outstanding colleges of the liberal arts and sciences and to the goals of the committee, the speakers who participate in the lecture series waive their usual fees and honoraria so that the proceeds from the lecture series can all be used for scholarships.
Hanawalt speaks at national meeting
Hanawalt, president of the OCLC Users Council, discussed the Users Council's 1996-97 program, which followed the theme "Model Partnerships: Building the Electronic Library."
"It was through partnerships and cooperation that OCLC was founded 30 years ago," said Hanawalt. "Those principles have guided the membership through the emerging global, digital library of today, and charted a course into the 21st century."
OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 24,000 libraries in 63 countries and territories. More information is available at the OCLC Web site (www.oclc.org).
Botsford tribute in new hall of fame