Notes From the Music Library

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Posted 19 Nov, 2021
Author: Trevor Deck, Music & Film Collections Management Librarian

I am pleased to announce that U of T Libraries has subscribed to the online contemporary score platform, Babelscores!

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Categories: E-resources
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Posted 15 Nov, 2021

Save the date! The Music Library is hosting a hybrid in-person and virtual open house December 3, 1-3pm to celebrate our 100th anniversary. As part of the celebration, we are inviting faculty, staff, students, and alumni to submit "… read more

Categories: 100 years at the Music Library, Categories: Announcements, Categories: Events
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Posted 15 Nov, 2021

In 1921, the University of Toronto took over ownership and operation of the Toronto Conservatory and its library collection became the basis for the present-day Music Library. In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, we are in the process of… read more

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Posted 8 Nov, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. This week's recent acquisitions feature the latest new CDs, scores and books in our collection, including a recording of the opera… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 1 Nov, 2021
Author: Rebecca Shaw, Music Archivist

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

Categories: Exhibits, Categories: Faculty publications
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Posted 1 Nov, 2021
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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Posted 26 Oct, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. This week's recent acquisitions feature the latest new CDs, scores and books in our collection, including Prof. Farzaneh Hemmasi's… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 12 Oct, 2021

In 1921, the University of Toronto took over ownership and operation of the Toronto Conservatory and its library collection became the basis for the present-day Music Library. In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, we are in the process of… read more

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Posted 6 Oct, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. This week's recent acquisitions feature the latest new CDs and scores in our collection. Don't forget: you can always check out the… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 1 Oct, 2021
Author: James Mason, Technical Services Librarian

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

Categories: Exhibits
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Posted 27 Sep, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. This week's recent acquisitions feature the latest new CDs in our collection. Don't forget: you can always check out the latest… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 23 Sep, 2021
Author: Karen Wiseman, Performance Collection

In September 2021, the Performance Collection is celebrating its 30th anniversary. You can read more about its history in Karen's article "… read more

Categories: Services
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Posted 20 Sep, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. This week's recent acquisitions feature the latest new CDs in our collection. Don't forget: you can always check out the latest… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 13 Sep, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Although the Music Library reopened last week (see details), we will continue to provide our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf for you here. This week's edition feature… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 6 Sep, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. This week's recent acquisitions feature various CDs and a number of German texts. Remember, the Music Library will reopen for stacks… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 3 Sep, 2021
Author: James Mason

The U of T community has been active in the performing arts since its inception. The LP collection held by the Music Library is a testament to that. Let’s take a look (and listen) to some gems that demonstrate the rich history of our faculty and… read more

Categories: Exhibits, Categories: Faculty publications
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Posted 2 Sep, 2021

In 1921, the University of Toronto took over ownership and operation of the Toronto Conservatory and its library collection became the basis for the present-day Music Library. In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, we are in the process of… read more

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Posted 2 Sep, 2021
Author: Jan Guise, Director, Music Library

The Music Library is re-opening on Tuesday, September 7th and we are SO excited to welcome you back to our space! We continue to follow public health guidelines in order to keep staff and students safe and healthy.  As we move through the semester, we… read more

Categories: Announcements, Categories: Services
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Posted 30 Aug, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves. Remember, curbside pickup requests are now closed. You can pickup your requests at the Music Library until Friday, September 3 at 1… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 27 Aug, 2021
Author: Tegan Niziol, Graduate Student Library Assistant

I have worked as a graduate student library assistant (GSLA) at the University of Toronto Music Library for the past five years. I entered the position as a second-year master’s student, and now I am closing the chapter on this remarkable stage in my… read more

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Posted 26 Aug, 2021
Author: William Hunt, Student Library Assistant

I have worked in the music library as a Student Library Assistant for approximately 4 years now. I find an incredible solitude in this space, whether I am being paid to work or I am doing my own work. There are essentially four different tasks that I… read more

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Posted 5 Aug, 2021
Author: Ness Wong, Student Library Assistant

On my first day on the job, I was invited to a pizza party with all the staff at the Music Library. It was a quiet and cozy place. Classical music filtered through the back room through someone’s speaker; on the shelf near the large communal table,… read more

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Posted 4 Aug, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves, browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and place your requests today! This week's recent acquisitions feature various CDs and a number of English texts. Stay tuned for German… read more

Categories: New titles
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Posted 30 Jul, 2021

In 1921, the University of Toronto took over ownership and operation of the Toronto Conservatory and its library collection became the basis for the present-day Music Library. In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, we are in the process of… read more

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Posted 26 Jul, 2021
Author: Jay Lambie, Library Technician

Check out the latest additions to the Music Library shelves, browse our Virtual New Arrivals Shelf and place your requests today! This week's recent acquisitions feature various CDs and a number of French texts. Stay tuned next week… read more

Categories: New titles