Candid Conversations: Responding to Civil Unrest

Join the staff of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for Candid Conversations, a 30-minute interview on current issues. On Oct. 2,  Assistant Chief of Police Rick Burr will discuss how the Vanderbilt University police department is training to respond to civil unrest. He will… Keep reading

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Mental Health and Well-being Campaign Kickoff Event

The university will officially kick off “GO THERE,” a campus wide campaign to promote brave dialogue and honest self-reflection toward creating a campus culture that invests in and supports the mental health and wholeness of every member of the Vanderbilt community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the event scheduled from 11 a.m. to… Keep reading

Listen to the world’s music on Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. It includes streaming audio tracks of music from 170 countries and over 1,000 cultural groups. It offers nearly the entire Folkways and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings catalogs and the collections of two regional… Keep reading

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.

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 Jeritza’s costume from her role as Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier is currently on display in the lobby of the 4th floor. Jeritza (1887–1982), a Moravian-born American soprano performed this role sixteen times at the Metropolitan… Keep reading

Celebrate the Music of American Composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Blair related recordings: Hear Dean Mark Wait and the Nashville Symphony perform Carter’s Piano concerto on CD MUS-6884 or via Naxos Music Library. Ask at the Music Library service desk for the DVD recording of the Elliott Carter Centenary Concert at Blair. Hear faculty member Lucien Stark perform Carter’s Piano sonata in 1976 and Charles… Keep reading

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… Keep reading