New RIPM Databases

The Wilson Music Library now subscribes to two additional, full-text products on the RIPM platform: RIPM Jazz and European and North American Music Periodicals. Vanderbilt users can access these databases and the Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text on the eRIPM platform which offers an optimized search interface for music. You can find… Keep reading

Music Library Summer Hours start May 11

The Music Library will move to summer hours on May 11. Summer hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment by calling the Music Library service desk. The Music Library will be closed for the university holidays on May 28 & 31 and July 2 & 5.

Blair Talks Tech: Digital Scores

Join us on Wednesday, April 21 from 12:40 until 1:30 p.m. for a virtual panel on digital scores. Panelists will discuss their own experiences with using digital scores for performance, teaching, and learning, and will take questions from the audience. This session will focus on practical applications for digital scores, and it is open to… Keep reading

Music Digital Scores

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

nkoda music software logo

Virtual Story Times for Blair Academy Students and Families

The Wilson Music Library is hosting bi-monthly virtual story times for Blair Academy students and their families. At 4:00 p.m. on March 23 and 25, Sara Manus will read Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier. At 4:00 p.m. on April 6 and 8, she will read Never Play Music Right… Keep reading

Trombone Shorty etc.

Requesting Library Materials

Do you need a refresher on how to request books, scores, and equipment for contactless pickup? Check out the video created by Wilson Music Library student employees Riley Borklund, Whit Fitzgerald, and Christian Crawford.

Requesting materials

Music Library Spring Semester Hours

The Wilson Music Library will start Spring Semester on January 25. The hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Users who are studying remotely or prefer to meet with a music library staff member virtually, may want to take advantage of our virtual office hours. For more information, see

Spring Semester Hours

Music Library Holiday Hours

The Wilson Music Library’s physical space will be closed Nov. 23-Jan. 18, but all services and resources remain open. Use the libraries’ chat service available through the Music Library’s webpage for assistance or to contact a staff member directly via e-mail. Please e-mail the director to make an appointment to use the Music Library space… Keep reading

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,

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

equipment, microphone