nkoda is now available!

The Wilson Music Library now offers access to nkoda, a digital sheet music app. Blair students, faculty, and staff have access to tens of thousands of scores from some of the best publishers. The score reader is optimized for iPads and tablets with a suite of tools that allow you to create and share annotations…. Keep reading

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Questions about the Music Library? Check out our tutorials!

The Music Library has an expanding collection of video tutorials on a variety of topics. Get a refresher on how to navigate the Music Library’s webpage, learn how to use the catalog, or view step-by-step instructions for accessing a digital item from Hathi Trust. Access all of our tutorials from the Music Subject Guide, https://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/music_home/tutorials

Music Library instructional videos

Equipment Available for Checkout at the Wilson Music Library

The Wilson Music Library has a variety of audiovisual equipment available for checkout, including microphones (lavalier mics, Shure MV 88 iPhone mics, Snowball USB, and Samsung 2QU/XLR microphone recording and pod-casting packs), audio and video recorders, tripods, and audio interfaces. You can view our full listing of equipment on the Equipment for Loan Research Guide:… Keep reading

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Virtual Reference Service and Chat

The Music Library is offering virtual reference service this semester. Users can chat with a member of the staff directly from our webpage, https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/music. Chat is available during all open hours for the Music Library.

Music Library chat function

Contactless Pick-up for Library Materials

Music Library users can use the library catalog to request materials for contactless pickup from the Music Library. After your initial search of the library catalog, sign in with your VUnet ID/password to take advantage of this service. This video shows you how: https://youtu.be/uQ9UrcSEfNE

Music Library study spaces

Music Library’s physical space reopens on Friday, Aug. 21

The Music Library will be open on Friday, Aug. 21. Hours for Fall semester will be: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The Music Library offers a variety of socially distanced space for studying and taking online classes. Please bring your headphones.

Music Library study space

Blair Performance Archive Accepting Remote Musical Performances

During a time of social distancing and remote learning, we remember the most important reason that we make music: to share it with others. The Wilson Music Library is temporarily expanding the scope of the Blair Performance Archive (BPA) to allow Blair faculty and students to contribute remote performances. If you have repertoire that you… Keep reading

Classical Scores Library Now Available

To facilitate remote teaching and learning in music, the Wilson Music Library has licensed Classical Scores Library, an online database of Western art music scores featuring works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Currently numbering 53,000 individual works, Classical Scores Library features editions from a variety of publishers, including Universal, Faber, Boosey &… Keep reading

Music Library Closed March 16-27, Staff Working Remotely

The Music Library is closed but we are offering many services remotely. Watch our web page for updates and go to https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/remote-teaching.php to learn how the Libraries can support remote teaching, learning, and research. For assistance, call our service desk number 615-322-7695 or e-mail the Director at holling.smith-borne@vanderbilt.edu.

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Streaming Content Available from Our Databases

Do you need music or video for your courses? We have lots of content available from our subscription databases. Medici.tv, Berliner Philharmoniker, and Met Opera On Demand offer excellent video content, while the Naxos Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, and DRAM provide streaming audio. You can see a list of all music streaming databases at… Keep reading