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
Large, beautiful mountains cradle the city of Kermanshah, Iran. The weather is moderate: warm days and cool nights make for pleasant weather year-round. Frequently sunny, occasionally rainy, and rarely snowy. In the countryside, you might hear… read more
To quote Dean Ellie Hisama, “music theory as a field is often regarded as neutral […] and exempt from discussions of issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, citizenship, economics, politics, and so forth” (Hisama 2018, 253). Hisama… read more
As you make your way back to the Music Library you may have noticed that things look a little bit different in the Music Library. We are currently shifting items around as part of an ongoing process to make our collections more physically accessible.… read more
In “Moving in the Circle: Indigenous Solidarity for Canadian Libraries” (2017), Julie Blair and Desmond Wong state that “Indigenous histories have been largely omitted and separated from library collections. Their article is one of many calls for post-… read more
Music is power. It has the ability to carefully craft and transmit a subtle nonverbal message subversively such as Giuseppe Verdi’s nostalgic invocation of nation through “va pensiero” in Nabucco. Other times, the message is loud and in your… read more
Ukraine and Canada have a long history together that has impacted the Canadian art music scene. Today we are going to take a look at some of that history.
Want to learn/listen more? Check out the … read more
Downtown Toronto has been much quieter than usual lately. As I walk, the sun warms my face and tiny snowflakes glimmer in the air, transforming the campus into something magical.
For the month of January, we bring you a collection of snowy and… read more
The University of Toronto’s fall convocation is fast approaching on November 18, 2021. Once again this year, due to the pandemic, degrees will be conferred in absentia in a virtual ceremony.
In celebration of our more than 7,500 illustrious… read more
Join us at the music library in celebrating wonderful music by Canadian women composers. In our collection, we have music composed by women, books about music written by women, recordings by women, and recordings of music composed by women. This… read more