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A guide to library resources for composers.

Resources for writing program notes

Guides to writing about music often include suggestions for specific types of music-oriented writing, including how to write program notes.  Indexes to, and compilations of, published program notes can serve as models for how to write program notes for your own compositions.  Below are a few examples of these types of resources in the UO Music Collection, but there are many more on the shelves.

Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
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I will be on sabbatical from May 16-September 16, 2024. During that time, please contact with music or dance research questions, or drop in at the Douglass Room for research help at the music desk Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm. If you need assistance related to room reservations or facilities in the Douglass Room, please contact Jimmy Murray at

I will be available for appointments again starting in Fall Term 2024.
Subjects: Dance, Music