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Concerto/Aria Competition Resources Some sources to find parts and rental information for Concerto/Aria pieces . . .
Directory of Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities A guide of the faculties and programs in music in the United States and Canada. Who teaches what/where. Also complete listings of degrees and where they are offered.
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: “Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.”
Google Scholar: Google Scholar searches the web and links back to some of the resources (not all) available to ASU students and users. Click here for a video tutorial on using Google Scholar for academic purposes.
Harvard Dictionary of Music: The primary English-language dictionary for musical terms. Also available in paper in the Reference Books section of the Music Library: ML100 .R3 1986.
Hymnary.org: A Comprehensive Index of Hymns and Hymnals: A free online project by Calvin College. Over one million hymn tunes and texts.
Music Index Online: With RILM Abstracts and the International Index to Music Periodicals , one of the three main databases for articles on music. MI Online begins in 1979 and includes over 700 journal titles. There are also links, when available, to full-text journal articles, so you can not only find the citation, but the article itself.
Musica International: A choral music repertoire database with more than 200,000 titles.
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians: (2nd edition) The most authoritative encyclopedia for music in the English language; also available in paper format in the Music Library Ref. ML100 .N48 2000 vols. 1–29.
Oxford Companion to Music: “Completely revised and updated in 2002 by a distinguished team of contributors, the Companion features more than 1,000 new entries than the previous edition; more than 70 percent of the entire text is either new or entirely rewritten. In articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, is authoritative coverage of virtually every musical subject. Embracing the world of music in all its variety — including jazz, popular music, and dance — the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day.”
Oxford Dictionary of Music: “An indispensable guide for all music lovers and performers, both amateur and professional, The Oxford Dictionary of Music brings together an unrivalled collection of entries — 12,500 in all — covering musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Included in this impressive work are entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, and a host of other topics.”
PsycINFO Especially useful for topics involving Music Therapy; includes full indexing of the Journal of Music Therapy.
Recent Researches in Music Online: Electronic (.pdf) scores from the large online series. It includes only the most recent titles in Recent Researches in American Music, Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, and Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music. Older volumes are available in paper in the Music Library Reference Scores.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature: Citations and abstracts of scholarly books, journal articles, dissertations, essays in collections.
RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources: A primary-source database containing RISM Series A/II: Music manuscripts after 1600 (note that the other parts of the A Series, as well as the B and C Series are still only available in paper form in the Music Library Reference Section). Over 700,000 references to works of some 25,000 composers.
Rock’s Backpages: The ultimate archive of music journalism... OVER 24,000 CLASSIC ARTICLES on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.
WorldCat: Citations of books, printed music, recordings, videos; ILL of books and printed music.