Notes From the Music Library

Welcome to Notes from the Music Library, our new blog. We will be using this platform to communicate with the public, particularly during the present COVID-19 crisis, when normal library activities have been suspended. Please bookmark this page and check back for bi-weekly posts!

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Author: Brooklyn Bohach, BMus, University of Toronto
Posted 24 Jun, 2021

This week's blog is written by Brooklyn Bohach, one of the participants in the 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase. Brooklyn is a performer, producer,… read more

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Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 29 Apr, 2021

Browse the latest Virtual New Arrivals Shelf. Although the Library is currently closed to in-person access and curbside pickup requests due to COVID-19, we are still here for all of your virtual library needs. … read more

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Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 20 Apr, 2021

Browse the latest Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and place your requests today! As always, if you need assistance, contact us using the Virtual Help Desk, … read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
Posted 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: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 1 Apr, 2021

Browse the latest Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and place your requests today! As always, if you need assistance, contact us using the Virtual Help Desk,… read more

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Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 18 Mar, 2021

Browse the latest Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and place your requests today! As always, if you need assistance, contact us using the Virtual Help Desk,… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
Posted 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: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 18 Feb, 2021

Browse the latest Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and place your requests today! In the new LibrarySearch (launched February 16, 2021), you can place… read more

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Author: Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Management Librarian
Posted 4 Feb, 2021

I am pleased to share that University of Toronto Libraries has established trial access for RIPM Jazz Periodicals, and we hope to finalize… read more

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Author: James Mason
Posted 26 Jan, 2021

February is Black History Month; an opportunity for us to celebrate and honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

In celebration of Black History Month, the University of Toronto Libraries is hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to… read more

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Author: Tim Neufeldt, Instruction Librarian and Tegan Niziol, Graduate Student Library Assistant (GSLA)
Posted 21 Jan, 2021

In June of 2020, alumni from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music submitted a Call to Action to the Faculty, asking it to address systematic oppression, racism, and coloniality within the Faculty’s programming and pedagogical practices. Fuelled… read more

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Author: Janneka Guise, Director, Music Library
Posted 7 Jan, 2021

The Music Library is re-opening on Friday, January 8th! We continue to follow public health guidelines in order to keep staff and students safe and healthy. As we move through the semester, we will keep you up to date with further changes. Reminder:… read more

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Posted 9 Dec, 2020

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 colouring pages for you from our … read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
Posted 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: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 26 Nov, 2020

The Music Library is still open for curbside pickup. Check out our FAQ page for up-to-date information on library services and policies. If you need a reminder on how to… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
Posted 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: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 5 Nov, 2020

Welcome to the second installment of our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf. As with the first installment, all items may be requested through our library catalogue. Click each call number to view the items in our catalogue and then select “… read more

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Author: Tegan Niziol, Graduate Student Library Assistant (GSLA)
Posted 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: Jay Lambie, Library Technician
Posted 8 Oct, 2020

Do you miss browsing the new arrivals at the Music Library? Today, we bring you the first installment of our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf. All items may be requested through our library catalogue. Click each… read more

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Author: Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Librarian
Posted 6 Oct, 2020

I am very pleased to announce University of Toronto Libraries now offers institutional access to a new digital music score platform called nKoda. This platform offers access to tens of thousands of scores from over 100 publishers, including the likes… read more

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Author: Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Librarian
Posted 5 Oct, 2020

The past six month have left me dearly missing the typically endless supply of live music in Toronto in any given week. To help fill the live music void in my life, I have found myself increasingly turning towards online concerts.

I am,… read more

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Author: Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Librarian
Posted 17 Sep, 2020

With a new school year upon us, and one where digital access to library resources is more important than ever, this blog provides an overview of University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) licensed e-resources that offer electronic access to audio and video… read more

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Author: Janneka Guise, Director, Music Library
Posted 4 Sep, 2020

I am delighted to welcome you back to the Music Library this September! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, library services look a little different this Fall. Since the Edward Johnson Building is now locked with FOB access, only those with FOBs will be able… read more

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Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist
Posted 27 Aug, 2020

In the spirit of the back-to-school season, this week’s blog features three historical pedagogical sources to pique your interest. Selected at random from our digital collection of rare books, these instructional manuals will teach you how to sing,… read more

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Author: Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Management Librarian
Posted 14 Aug, 2020

I am happy to share that the Robarts curbside pickup pilot will be expanded to include materials in the Music Library as of this Monday, August 17!

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