Located within the Music Media and Technology Suite, Phillips Exeter Academy's Music Library gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to explore the literature of music in a convenient and comfortable setting. It also serves as a resource through which students may supplement and enrich their classroom, ensemble and private lesson experiences. The Music Library's collection currently exceeds 6500 items and consists of books, scores and sheet music representing a variety of musical traditions. Particularly well represented are works for solo piano, voice, and chamber music ensembles, as well as larger works from the choral and orchestral repertoire.
This guide is organized to help you in the research process, which usually proceeds from general sources to more specific materials.
STEP 1: Begin with Reference Sources (print and online) for background information
STEP 2: Find Books (overviews and monographs)
STEP 3: Look for articles in Magazines & Journals
STEP 4: Search for Recordings. These can be found through Biblion searches (try an author search) or in a streaming database such as Naxos Music Library.
STEP 5: If necessary, locate Sheet Music