Music Library News
News for May 1, 2013
Summer Hours Begin May 3
The Wilson Music Library will begin summer hours on May 3. Summer hours are:
Additional hours are available by appointment. Please call or e-mail Holling Smith-Borne at 615-322-5227.
- Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED
News for April 10, 2013
Find a "Gem" in the Wilson Music Library by viewing our new display, '"Hidden" Treasures of the Collection'
In addition to standard literature, library staff make it their business to collect lesser-known gems and future standard repertoire throughout the year. Several of these "gems" are currently on display at the Music Library. For more information (and to view our "treasure map"), see the exhibit's Research Guide.
News for March 28, 2013
Music Library Offers Extended Hours
Get ready for music library extended hours during the month of April. The music library will be open on these dates to help you prepare for papers, performances, presentations, and other end-of-the-semester projects.
- Saturday, Apr. 13: 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, Apr. 19: 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Apr. 20: 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Apr. 27: 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
"Go Mobile" with the VU Library App!
Now you can access the Vanderbilt Library directly from your smartphone with the Boopsie library app. Search the catalog, check your account, look up library hours, and more from the convenience of your phone. The VU Library app is compatible with all smartphones, including Android and iOS. To download the free app, use your phoneís browser and go to http://vulibrary.boopsie.com/.
News for March 7, 2013
Aleatory music, Microtonal music, Electronics, Oh My! : A 20th-Century Modernism Sampler
The Music Library celebrates March by featuring Aleatoric, Microtonal and Electronic music. Stop by the music library and check out scores, CDs, and DVDs on these topics. For a complete list, click here.
News for March 5, 2013
Maria Jeritza Costume on Display at the Central Library
A new costume has been installed at the Central Library as part of the Stage & Screen Exhibit. Maria Jeritzaís costume from her role as Octavian in Straussís Der Rosenkavalier is currently on display in the lobby of the 4th floor. Jeritza (1887Ė1982), a Moravian-born American soprano, performed this role sixteen times at the Metropolitan Opera from 1924 until 1930. The costume is on loan from the Metropolitan Opera Archives.
Images courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera Archives
News for February 5, 2013
Duos in the Music Library
The music library celebrates February and Valentine's Day with a focus on Duets. Grab a partner and read through some duets. For a list of duet scores see here.
News for January 8, 2013
Reserve the Music Libraryís seminar room
Our seminar room can be reserved for group study and listening/viewing, meetings, and tutoring sessions. Click on the red "Reserve Seminar Room" icon on the Music Library's webpage to start the reservation process. If the room is unlocked and vacant, the room may be used immediately until the next reserved time.
News for November 7, 2012
Celebrate the Music of American Composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
News for September 14, 2012
Music Library Now Subscribing to IPA Source
The Music Library now has an active subscription to IPA Source. IPA Source is the largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts, currently holding more than 6,305 texts including 1,129 aria texts. This resource can accessed from off campus as well through our proxy server.
News for August 31, 2012
Music Librarians Curate Exhibits for Stage & Screen
Music librarians Jacob Schaub and Holling Smith-Borne recently curated exhibits for Stage and Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbiltís Performing Arts Collection. The exhibits are located in the Central Library as well as in the lobby of the Martha Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. Exhibit topics include David Schnaufer and the Tennessee Music Box, Enrico Caruso, Marian Anderson, Geraldine Farrar, Maria Callas, Metropolitan Opera Tours, Early Performances at the Ryman, Historic Opera Houses, Historical Opera and Concert Programs, and Francis Robinson. Many of the exhibit items are from the Francis Robinson Collection, a native of Tennessee who spent more than thirty years at the Metropolitan Opera where he served variously as tour director, assistant manager, press representative, and host of Saturday afternoon broadcasts from the Met. David Schnaufer was a long-time instructor at the Blair School of Music who was nationally known as a virtuoso on the Appalachian dulcimer. The exhibit includes interactive touchscreens where viewers can further explore the topic and listen and watch video and audio clips of performances. The exhibit runs through August of 2013.
Music Library Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(begin May 3, 2013)
Additional hours by appointment.
*For a full schedule, click here