Archives and special collections

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Author: Avery Brzobohaty, TALint Student
8 Dec, 2021

It’s that time of year again! Break out your favourite crayons, coloured pencils, markers, pastels, and get creative! 

It’s no secret that music scores sometimes have beautiful artwork hidden inside. Take a break from exam prep and enjoy some… read more

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Author: Alexis Millares Thomson, Tegan Ridge, Emma Soldaat, and Daphne Tan
6 Dec, 2021

This is the second of two blog posts about the Victor Zuckerkandl Index (VZI). Check out our… read more

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Author: Alexis Millares Thomson, Tegan Ridge, Emma Soldaat, and Daphne Tan
1 Nov, 2021

For several years now, I’ve been exploring the writings of musicologist and philosopher Victor Zuckerkandl (1896-1965) against the backdrop of historical movements in music theory, Western esotericism, and public scholarship. In the 1930s, Zuckerkandl… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
15 Apr, 2021

Break out your favourite crayons, coloured pencils, markers, pastels, or whatever your heart desires and get creative! To help you relax after a long, stressful semester, we have created some Spring-themed colouring pages for you from our… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
4 Mar, 2021

The Toronto-based performing arts organization New Music Concerts (NMC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this year. Their… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
3 Dec, 2020

A blanket of snow covers the ground and suddenly winter is upon us. Today, we bring you a small selection of winter-themed music from our collection to contribute to your seasonal soundtrack. Included are items from our physical collection (available… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
19 Nov, 2020

I am happy to announce three new collections in the Music Library archives, containing, respectively, the personal and professional papers of Elizabeth Benson Guy, Emmy Heim, and Greta Kraus. All significant performers and educators, their respective… read more

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Author: Tegan Niziol, Graduate Student Library Assistant (GSLA)
22 Oct, 2020

Did you miss all the great costumes at last year’s Halloween “Frankenstein!!” concert or Barbara Hannigan’s master class with the Contemporary Music Ensemble? Are you a former student reminiscing about your performances at the Faculty of Music in the… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
25 Jun, 2020

Although there were some efforts in the early 1800s to publish sheet music in Canada, the sheet music publishing industry did not take off until the 1840s. Early Canadian music publishers, including A. & S. Nordheimer (established in Kingston in… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
13 Apr, 2020

The mission of the Internet Archive is to provide “universal access to all knowledge.” While such an ambitious goal has yet to be achieved, the archive remains a rich source of material. In their… read more

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