III. Policies: Music
- Subject name: Music
- Subject abbreviations: EMUS, MUSC
- Bibliographer: Laurie J. Sampsel
- Other subject responsibilities: American Music Research Center.
- Address: 184 UCB
- Phone: 303-492-3929
- Email: Laurie.Sampsel@colorado.edu
To support the curricular needs of the College of Music which offers eight degree plans and over twenty-three areas of study.
A. Curricular Emphasis:
Courses cover nearly all areas of musical study, including music performance, music education, pedagogy, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz, music technology, and music entrepreneurship.
B. Research Emphasis:
Research emphasis is on the academic study of music including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, music theory, etc. Within musicology there is an emphasis on American music studies in conjunction with the American Music Research Center.
C. Level of Degrees Granted:
The College of Music offers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Dual Master’s Degree in Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in Music.
D. Special Studies Program:
Undergraduate Certificate Program in Jazz Studies, Undergraduate Certificate in Music Technology, Post-Masters Professional Certificate in Opera and Solo Voice Performance, and Post-Masters Professional Certificate in String Quartet Performance.
E. Other Subjects that Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Theatre and Dance, Humanities, Film Studies.
F. Institutes or Labs That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
American Music Research Center, Center for the Humanities and the Arts, and Center of the American West.
G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
The collection is heavily used by remote users via inter-library loan, alumni, the local musical population, and K-12 teachers.
H. Other Considerations:
The collection is held in the Howard B. Waltz Music Library in the Imig Music Building. The American Music Research Center Collection is held in the Waltz Library and in Macky Auditorium.
II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Method of Acquiring Materials:
Approval plans; special requests from faculty; bibliographer choice from reviews, catalogs, and other sources. Gifts in kind are accepted according to the needs of the collection.
Music, both in print and in sound, is collected according to the needs and interests of the Library’s patrons, regardless of the language of its texts or notes. Works on music, however, are collected primarily in western European languages, and, in particular, in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Other languages are considered according to the needs of the Library’s patrons. General reference materials are collected in all languages, primarily in the Latin alphabet.
C. Chronological Guidelines:
There are no chronological restrictions in the collecting of music. Curricular and research needs will determine the strengths of various periods.
D. Geographical Guidelines:
Music, both in print and in sound, and works on music are acquired on a world-wide basis, with emphasis on Europe and the Americas.
E. Treatment of Subject:
Emphasis is on art music, world music, jazz, etc. rather than on popular music. Popular music materials are selected to support the curriculum of the College of Music, but this is not an area of strength in the College’s programs.
F. Types of Materials:
Books, catalogs, clippings, facsimiles, manuscripts and first editions (selectively), microforms, musical scores and parts, pamphlets, periodicals, program notes, sound recordings in all modern formats, theses & dissertations (selectively), video, tape and laser disc recordings of musical items that support the curricula, visual materials, CD-ROM discs, visually annotated recordings and portable databases, access to online research databases, Festschriften, biographies, serials and other materials as deemed appropriate.
G. Date of Publication:
Publication date is not a primary consideration.
H. Other General Considerations:
Special and archival materials related to American music are held in the American Music Research Center collection.Older materials may be in off-site storage (PASCAL).
III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:
Library of Congress Class M Music and Books on Music
M 2 Historical, geographical and other collections of music M 3 Collected works of individual composers Instrumental Music M 6-19 Organ music M 20-39 Piano music
General collections (inc. J.S. Bach’s The Well-
Arrangements and transcriptions M 40-175 Solo instruments without accompaniment
Plucked string instruments
Percussion instruments The Library of Congress classification for chamber music includes numbers M 180 – M 999, generally numbers in the 200’s being duets, 300’s trios, 400’s quartets, and so on. M 200-298.5 Duets
Piano, four hands
One string instrument with piano
One wind instrument with piano
One plucked string instrument with piano
Other combinations M 300-386 Trios
String trios M 400-486 Quartets
String quartets M 500-586 Quintets
Piano and four string instruments
Wind quintets M 600-686 Sextets M 700-786 Septets M 800-886 Octets M 900-986 Nonets and larger combinations of chamber music M 1000-1075 Orchestra
Plucked string concertos
String orchestra (including concertos, suites, and overtures for string orchestra) M 1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
Piano music for children Vocal Music M 1500-1518 Operas and musicals
Vocal scores with piano accompaniment
Excerpts M 1530-1610 Secular choruses
Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
Choruses, part-songs, etc., with keyboard or unaccompanied M 1611-1624.8 Secular songs for one voice
Art songs (collections of one composer)
Art songs (single songs)
Song cycles M 1627-1853 National Music
Popular songs M 1990-1998 Children’s songs M 1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
Cantatas, choruses, etc.
Sacred songs for one voice
Hymnals Literature on Music ML 1 Periodicals (United States) ML 4-5 Periodicals (Foreign) ML 12-21 Directories ML 47-54.8 Librettos
Operas (inc. operettas, musicals, sacred operas, etc.) ML 62-89 Special aspects of music as a whole ML 82 Women and music
Pictorial works ML 100-109 Dictionaries and encyclopedias
The New Grove Dictionary
Special Topics, A-Z
Themes and motives
Bio-bibliography ML 113-158 Bibliography
Guides to historical sets, series, complete works, etc.
By time period
By topic, A-Z
Women in music
Composers catalogs, thematic catalogs, A-Z
By topic, A-Z
By composer, A-Z
By performer ML 159-3797 History and criticism
General music history
By time period
By region or country
Music from the Americas
Secular vocal music
Sacred vocal music
Jazz Musical Instruction and Study (scores or books) MT 3 History of music education MT 5.5-7 Music theory
Collections of music for analysis MT 17 Music in special education MT 35 Notation, dictation, ear training, etc. MT 40-67 Composition
Forms MT 67 Popular songs MT 90-146 Analytical guides
Chamber and solo music MT 170-810 Instrumental techniques
Plucked instruments MT 540-557 Harp MT 580-599 Guitar MT 820-949 Voice instruction
Systems and methods MT 825 American methods
Special techniques MT 870 Sight-singing methods
Techniques for children