University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
Collection Policy Manual, rev. ed
The Music Library particularly supports the UWM Department of Music as well as the teaching, research, and avocational needs of the entire UWM community, including interdisciplinary departments (e.g., anthropology, comparative literature) and the Center for 21st Century Studies, as well as the Milwaukee community at large, including the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, which is affiliated with the UWM Department of Music.
|Academic Program Support |
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees are offered in Music with concentrations in Performance, Education, Music History & Literature, and Composition & Technology.
Graduate: Masters degrees are offered in Vocal and Instrumental Performance, Chamber Music Performance, Conducting, Music History & Literature, Music Education, Theory & Composition, and Accompanying. Of particular note:
The MM/MLIS is a double degree requiring concurrent progress in the programs for the MM in Music History & Literature and the Master of Library and Information Science.
The Institute of Chamber Music trains instrumental performers at a professional level in the performance of chamber music.
Music Literature includes: general music (e.g., listener's guides), bibliography, and reference materials; music history and literature (by period, genre, country, biography, and performance practice); ethnomusicology (non-Western folk, popular, and art music; Western folk and art music); music theory and composition; electronic music; conducting; instrumental and vocal pedagogy; and music librarianship.
Literature in music education includes: history and philosophy; methodology, psychology, and testing; administration; juvenile literature; and music therapy.
Heavily collected are works on musicology and music history from ancient to contemporary styles and periods, notably Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern; works about musicians including composers, conductors, and singers; ensembles including chamber music groups, orchestras, and choirs; works about musical instruments and their playing; conducting, and musical accompaniment; singing techniques; composition; music theory including harmony, counterpoint, and orchestration; musical forms and styles; musical drama; music education; and music therapy. Ethnomusicology is selectively acquired.
Formats Collected |
The Music Library accepts gifts of books, scores, sheet music, and compact discs for potential inclusion in its holdings, as appropriate. Unsuitable materials may be donated to the Friends of the Library for their book sales. For the most part, the Music Library no longer adds phonograph records. In rare instances cassette tapes may be accepted if they provide representation of a previously uncollected musical style, composer, or artist.
Collection of print material is primarily in English. Materials in standard European languages will be collected when appropriate. Scores and recordings are collected regardless of origin or language when appropriate for the collection.
Related Subject Collections|
Anthropology, Art, Comparative Study of Religion, Education, History, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre and Dance, and Women's Studies.
Related Library Units|
Multimedia Library, Archives and Special Collections, and Research and Instructional Support Department.