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
Library users will be happy to see new equipment in the Music Library Listening Center. Now, nearly all formats of sound recordings can be used in newly equipped carrels allowing library patrons to control the equipment themselves. Listening to open reel tapes is still mediated by LC staff, but CDs, records, cassettes and DAT may now be used in the new listening stations without the need for LC staff help.
The recipient of the John Cage Research Grant for 2016-17 has been chosen. Dr. Philip Thomas (Huddersfield), with Dr. Martin Iddon and Dr. Emily Payne: “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.
Renovations to Deering are underway! A fence will soon be installed around the exterior work zone. This means the ML book drop is out of service. There are additional book drops on campus: outside the Main Library entrance, and just North of Locy Hall in the Fisk Hall parking lot. All Music Library materials may be returned to the Main Library circulation desk.