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Art, Music & Drama: Music

You can check out the text books / CDs on Reserves for 2 hours at a time to use them inside the library.

Writing about Music

Learn some special features of writing about music:

  • A guide to writing about Music 
    A guide by Harvard College Program in General Education. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard University. Writing about Music: A Guide to Writing in A & I 24.
  • Writing in Music
    A writing guide from Duke University's Thompson Writing Program.
  • Music | The Writing Center
    A handout on writing about music by the Writing Center of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Composer Biographies

Background Information

  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music
    Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
  • Credo Reference
    Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.

  • International Music Score Library Project
    Petrucci Music Library - sharing the world's public domain music scores. Includes complete works of many composers.

  • Music by Khan Academy
    A leading resource for the study of music put together by Khan Academy.

  • Music | Britannica.com
    Learn about the history of and about theories of musical meaning since the 19th century - Encyclopedia Britannica.

Digital Sheet Music