David Dolata lectures on the CESR Encyclopedia of Tablature and Tolgahan Çoğulu lectures on Microtonal Guitar at the Miami International Guitar Festival

Tolgahan Çoğulu will present his award-winning instrument design microtonal guitar explaining its underlying concept and repertoire. The first prize winner in the 2014 Margaret Guthman Musical Instruments at Georgia Tech, Microtonal Guitar was accepted and funded as a scientific research project at the Istanbul Technical University Dr. Erol Uçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music. All the frets of the microtonal guitar are movable in the channels under each string. Besides, any number of frets can be inserted into or removed from the fretboard.

David Dolata will introduce the Encyclopedia of Tablature, scheduled to be released in 2017, containing 450+ essays on 40 types of tablature written by an international team of leading experts. After its release, the Encyclopedia will take its place as the only comprehensive reference source on tablature. The Encyclopedia is published under the auspices of the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance/CNRS, the publisher of the famous series of books on French lute tablature, and Brepols in Belgium, and co-edited by Philippe Vendrix, John Griffiths, and David Dolata.

See http://migf.fiu.edu/lectures/ for more information

Collegium Musicum/Viol Class Registration

Collegium Musicum in Fall 2017 will include both Viol Class throughout the school year and/or participation in Collegium Musicum’s concert as a part of the FIU School of Music’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We will need vocal soloists, strings, viol players, trumpets, oboes, and continuo (keyboard and cello).

To sign up for either Collegium Musicum or Viol Class, register for the following:

MUN 1471: freshmen and sophomores

MUH 3474: juniors and seniors

MUH 5477: graduate students

You may also sign up for 0 credit.

Contact Dr. Dolata for permissions.

Viol class usually takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30–5:00 in WPAC 157 though it is still too early to firmly establish the schedule. Rehearsals for the Reformation concert will take place either on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30–5:00 (at the same time as Viol Class) or Tuesday evenings at 5pm and/or on an ad hoc basis depending on the participants’ schedules. Many of the rehearsals will take place as a component of another ensemble’s rehearsal time, e.g., choir, orchestra, etc.

Please let Dr. Dolata know if you are interested as soon as you can and contact him with any questions.