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Studio Guides: Composition

Recent Acquisitions for Composers


In addition to ebooks you can access through the catalog, you can browse print books about music composition and arranging in the call number range MT40-MT67 on the third floor. Also on the third floor,

  • books about music theory are in the call number range MT5.5-MT7,
  • books about instrumentation and orchestration are in the call number range MT70-MT74,
  • and composer biographies are in the ML410 section.

Online Diversity Resources for Composers

You can find links to databases and websites featuring works by and information about underrepresented composers under the Diversity Resources tab on the general Music research guide.

Reference Works

Composition students may be interested in studying the facsimiles of composers' manuscripts located in the Ref ML96.5 section and the thematic catalogs of various composers located in the Ref ML134 section, both on the fourth floor. You can find out more about what thematic catalogs are and how to use them here.