Archives and special collections

Michael Colgrass
Author: Ulla and Neal Colgrass, guest contributors

Michael Colgrass left a big trail of creativity when he died on July 2, 2019 at the age of 87. I’m Ulla, his wife for 55 of those years. Our son Neal and I knew that his papers and recordings had to be preserved, because the range of his work was so… read more

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Join us this Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the University of Toronto Music Library for the official launch of the Stratton-Clarke collection.

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Category: Announcements , Category: Archives and special collections , Category: Events
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Author: Isabel Ryznar, Student Library Assistant (SLA)

Welcome to the second part of my “top ten” list of ways I use the library. I hope you were inspired to explore the stacks since part one was published. This second part features many online resources – and there might be a bonus at the end!

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist

The 2023 Winter/Summer exhibit at the University of Toronto Music Library celebrates the esteemed Canadian composer, writer, educator, pianist, broadcaster, and administrator John Beckwith (1927-2022). To view the exhibit in its entirety, start with… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist

Looking for a recording of that concert you performed in at the Faculty of Music last term? Look no further! The Music Library archives recordings and programs of concerts and other events by faculty members, student ensembles, and guest artists at the… read more

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Author: Avery Brzobohaty, TALint Student

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… read more

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

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

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

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

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