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Digital Resources

Databases

by Richard Taruskin
Richard Taruskin, a renowned musicologist, has compiled this unparalleled account of the evolution of Western classical music.

In addition to the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music, this resource includes the New Grove Dictionary of Opera and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz

You’ll find more than 400,000 entries of articles, obituaries, book and music reviews from 1999 to present. IIMP is available on campus by clicking on the title link, or off campus using the user name and password.

Username: Colburn1!
Password: Colburn1!

This resource grants students access to information on more than 6,700 works by 900 composers.

Online database of public domain scores and parts for download.

JSTOR is an archival database covering full runs of journal titles in full text for the past three to five years.

This collection of more than 350,000 entries archives articles, reviews, books, bibliographies, conference proceedings, dissertations, and Festschriten since 1967.

Here’s a comprehensive video series (500 hours) of dance productions and documentaries of some of the most influential performers and dance companies of the last century. Choose from ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Dance in Video is available on campus by clicking on the title link, or off campus using the user name and password.

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A database of funding sources for individuals in all disciplines.

Stay abreast of industry happenings through a collection of industry news and performance reviews. You’ll also be able to find information about different artists and management.

Online Streaming

While on the С槼ֱ campus, you can pull up a variety of streaming audio files from these online resources. Remote access is also available for certain resources.

Watch concerts from the Berlin Philharmonic in high definition, including live broadcasts. Or, pull up one from the hundreds of archived performances. There are also fascinating documentaries and bonus films.

Enjoy free concerts, operas, and ballets of some of our greatest artists without leaving campus. Via medici.tv, students can watch live events for a limited time. The streaming website broadcasts hundreds of classical music events from more than 180 countries.


Access to more than 600 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances with the online streaming database for college and university libraries.

DRAM stands for Database of Recorded American Music, and is an expansive reservoir of audio recordings, liner notes, and essays from New World, Composers Recordings, and other labels.

One of the most comprehensive online libraries of classical music, the NAXOS Music Library boasts hundreds of labels and titles, some dating back to medieval times. There’s also modern, jazz, and electronic world music entries, and it’s continually updated, adding hundreds of CDs every year.

The Saline Royale Academy website contains over 550 master class videos with world-class teachers, accompanied by in-depth analyses of each work, annotated downloadable sheet music, and the ability to chose the viewing angle of either the teacher or student. New high-definition masterclasses are added each month.

Students can log into the Smithsonian Folkways record archive of musical and aural traditions from around the world.

Travel back in time through the American Song historical database of music. You’ll find songs detailing the experiences of American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Songs in this collection also express the sounds the Civil Rights movement, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Civil and Revolutionary Wars as well as anti-war protests. American Song is available on campus by clicking on the title link, or off campus using the user name and password.

Username: Colburn1!
Password: Colburn1!

The Library of Congress created the National Jukebox to make recordings available to the public free of charge. Among the selections is the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.