Music Curriculum Library
The CFA Music Curriculum Library is located in the CFA Building (room 243). While the Mugar Library holdings focus primarily on study and research, the holdings in CFA are largely composed of performance materials. The collection includes music for chamber ensembles (string, woodwind and brass), chorus, opera, voice, piano, orchestra, and wind ensemble. The music database is available at http://cfa-fm.ad.bu.edu/music/catalog/index.php. Please note that this link works only when directly connected to the campus network or remotely connected to campus using VPN.
Once ensemble seating assignments are posted, students may obtain their individual parts in this library.
The library also houses music education materials. This includes series and method books, rhythm instruments, past thesis and some reference materials.
Five listening stations are available to the public (2 CD units, 1 cassette, and 2 turntables). DVD/VHS playback is also available. Five computers are accessible to current BU faculty and students who have registered with the Academic Computer Lab (room 204). Sibelius is one of the many programs available as well as two printers and a scanner.
The School of Music recently obtained flip cameras and tripods. These are being used to create audition tapes, tape recitals or to tape and subsequently watch and analyze a lesson. The video can easily be downloaded prior to returning the equipment.
An increasing number of faculty members are placing their class materials on reserve at this location. Also on reserve are basic music reference materials (the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, music dictionaries, vocal translation books, and foreign language dictionaries).
During the academic year, this library is open every day. Hours are posted outside the entrance door.
Music Librarian: Meredith Gangler