Our notable collections include:
- Composer John Cage's correspondence and notations project scores
- Original Beatles manuscripts from John Cage's collection
- Conductor Fritz Reiner's papers and scores
The Music Listening Center and Lab are now closed for Summer Intersession. Patrons can request CDs from Music Reading Room staff or through NUsearch. Lab users who need to access music composition software may use one of the two iMac music workstations recently installed adjacent to the PCs in the Music Reading Room.
For the first time the Music Library’s extensive LP (vinyl record) collection is now available for checkout. To check out LPs patrons should login to their NUsearch account and request the desired items. Requested items will be paged and held at the University (Main) Library circulation desk for pickup. CDs may also be requested through NUsearch and held for pickup at the University (Main) Library circulation desk.
The 2016-17 John Cage Research Grant has been awarded to Dr. Philip Thomas (Huddersfield), Dr. Martin Iddon and Dr. Emily Payne for their work on, “John Cage and the Concert for Piano and Orchestra.” This annual competitive grant, established in 2013, promotes the study of John Cage’s music, art, ideas and life through the use of the Music Library’s John Cage Collection. Over the coming year, the grant will support one project; funds can be used to support travel, local accommodations and other costs associated with use of the collection. Learn more about the John Cage Research Grant.