A kind of general "history bulletin board" for notices and news items for those interested in history, period.Professional trends, new scholarship undertaken, the occasional oddity, etc. Please ALWAYS include attribution: your sources, urls, etcSee More
Someone asked me what the book is about....Didn't want to take up too much space here, just a modest announcement was my original thought. But people have been expressing interest in hearing more about the book (much to my pleased surprise) so I'm really delighted to add some info:Spiritualism was an important element in 19th-century culture, in America and indeed worldwide. Salem provided fertile ground for the growth of this and other religions, yet, because of its link to witchcraft in the…See More
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Both new albums are now up on Itunes! Search by Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton or by either of our names and you'll find us. If you search for my name, you'll also be able to access my book, Stories and Shadows From Salem's Past, in ebook format! Feels dang good, I can tell yah. And work on my second book for The History Press is proceeding at a rapid clip; publication later this year! It's been a great couple of years.All this stuff's on our website:…See More
Soloist: choirs and choruses here & abroad, --acted/sung in professional theater productions --produced/participated/performed in radio &television projects & programs.
Frequent guest lecturer: integration of humanities & the arts; folklore; American music & history, more
Lecture/performance programs, college level (i.e., The New England Conservatory, The Boston Conservatory)
Numerous professional-development courses for educators, all grade levels.
Co-Founder/ President, Institute for Music, History, and Cultural Traditions, Inc.; Co-Owner, Singing String Music; Founding Pres., Salem History Society, Co-founder/artistic director of the American History and Music Project™
Eleven years of work in cabaret, musical theater, nightclub singing
More than two decades concert performance nationwide & abroad, in partnership with her husband, & soloist with choirs & in concert.
Published author, three books; ABC-CLIO music encyclopedia articles
Authored a prize-winning short story
Writes often for newspapers & magazines (history and cultural/arts/educational); history columnist, Boston Globe (boston.com); Salem Gazette, others
Mainstream media work included
--producing a cable TV series
--programming/hosting musical theater, arts interview, & classical music shows for NPR public radio, commercial, community stations.
Former Chairperson of the Haverhill Cultural Council
--Musical Theater Director at Hill House (community Arts Center) in Boston's Beacon Hill
--Director of "Adventures in Art," a summer arts program
--Director of children's choirs, musical theater projects
Background in teaching multiply-handicapped children, continues interest in/study of music therapy.
Specializes in historical & ethnic playing styles on a variety of plucked string instruments including guitar, mandolin, banjo, mandocello, Renaissance lute, bouzouki etc. He also plays piano, organ, recorder and tin whistle.
In addition to duo performances with Maggi Smith-Dalton, maintains active career in chamber music ensembles, jazz & world music groups & in opera/theater and symphony orchestras. Member of the New England Mandolin Ensemble.
Compositions performed across the U.S. & Canada & in Europe. Choral composition, "The Rocky Road to Dublin," won first prize in the 1997 Toronto Camerata Competition. Two pieces for carillon have been published in anthologies by Fenwick Parva and the Friends of the Albany Carillon. Composition for solo mandolin, "Gifts of the Bard," published by Wolfhead Music.
Works are available through these publishers and Singing String Music Publications.
Faculty of The Boston Conservatory -- music theory, ear training and world music courses for both the Music Theory and Music Education Departments.
Articles for Blues Revue Magazine and is the author of Mandolin for Beginners, published by Workshop Arts, Inc./Alfred Publishing. Frequent guest lecturer on topics such as composition, choral arranging & Irish traditional music.
2004-2005 year received MACRO research grant (Univ. of Wisconsin) to study and analyze palindromic compositions in concert music repertoire and presented this work at the 2005 Macro Musician's Workshop in Madison, WI. Co-authored, with his wife, The Measure of the Year - Singing Through the Seasons.
Private studio in Salem, Massachusetts (Singing String Music).
Jim and Maggi are proud to announce that they have been appointed by a panel of expert artists/educators to the Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Teaching Partners roster.
Our specialty category is "Professional Development." Inclusion on this roster assures schools applying for our services through the MCC's Creative Schools Program will automatically receive the maximum score for artist quality, giving them "a competitive edge in this grant application process."
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.
It seems to me with each passing birthday that this the truest description of how my life's continuing work has evolved, and the concepts here so eloquently expressed… Continue
Hi Maggi - sorry for the delay - I somehow missed your April request for RSS feeds. Here are a couple to start (you can also right click on any orange RSS button within the network to get a feed for that feature or content.)
RSS feed for MAStudies Network Events:
RSS feed for MAStudies Network Member blogs: http://mastudies.ning.com/profiles/blog/feed?xn_auth=no
Maggi- We have a new place to post announcements -- under "News & Notes." That might be a place to post an announcement about your new network. If you do, I think I can feature it on the main page for a bit.
Hi Maggi - I'd be delighted to talk with you about what we've learned about the Ning platform during this experiment. It would be interesting to experiment, too, with how multiple ning networks can interact and collaborate. Just e-mail me at your convenience, email@example.com with a couple of possible times for a phone meeting - looking forward to it.