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Music Performance: Home

A guide containing resources for all things music performance!

Online Scores

Browse scores virtually

Scores in the Music Library are shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. Follow these steps to virtually browse our scores:

1) Identify the LC range you want to browse. For example, are you looking for string quartets? Those are shelved in M452.


2) Use the 'Browse' search in UW Libraries Search to browse by call number.

3) In the 'Browse by' pulldown menu, select 'Browse by Library of Congress call numbers.' Enter the LC range you want to browse. Use the arrows in the bottom right to navigate.

How to Search for a Score

Suggestions for searching the UW Libraries catalog (substitute your instrument as needed):

An advanced search for "subject contains"

cello and piano music 21st century

violin music 20th century

viola and piano music 20th century

keyword searches such as

contemporary cello music

20th century viola music

21st century violin music

Music Librarians

Click here to email the music librarians. 

Erin Conor, Head of the Music Library,

Dylan Burns

Dylan Burns, Arts and Humanities Librarian,


John Vallier,
Ethnomusicology Archives