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Music Library

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Among the largest music collections in the U.S., the Northwestern University Music Library has an unmatched strength in 20th century and contemporary classical music, and holds at least one copy of nearly every new score published since 1945. Its more than 300,000 volumes of books, scores, sound recordings, and journals also include collections of original manuscripts and correspondence, notably, the John Cage collection, which documents the life and work of the 20th century’s most revolutionary composer.

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Call for Applications - John Cage Research Grant

Northwestern University Libraries is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2020 - 2021 John Cage Research Grant, an annual award established to promote the study of John Cage's life, music, art, and ideas through the use of Northwestern's John Cage Collection.

This competitive grant, in an amount up to $3000, may be awarded to support expenses for transportation, accommodations, meals, and copying fees for one or more on-site visits to Northwestern University for the purpose of research using the John Cage Collection.

For further information, visit the John Cage Research Grant webpage.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted until April 1, 2020.