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Composition

A guide to library resources for composers.

Dictionaries & encyclopedias of terms related to music composition

The following music dictionaries and encyclopedias provide entries on composition history, styles, and techniques, as well as biographical entries about composers.  Entries may include images, musical examples, and bibliographies of scholarly sources for further reading.

Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
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I currently work on campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and work remotely on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. I am available for in-person research consultations on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and for virtual consultations (via Zoom, Teams, or phone) on any weekday.
541-346-1850
Subjects: Dance, Music