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A guide for patrons seeking resources for music research and performance at the University of Oregon Libraries.

Research Guides for Music Performers

This guide contains specialized research guides for music performance, organized by instrument or instrument family.  These guides are intended to help performing musicians do the following:

  • locate repertoire for your instrument/area, using LC call numbers and subject headings
  • find resources to help with writing program notes, including:
    • scholarly research and published professional correspondence about your performance area
    • specialized reference tools such as dictionaries and bibliographies for your instrument/area
  • find the major professional organizations for performers of your instrument or repertoire

To access the guide for your instrument, click the appropriate box in the menu on the left of this page, or click one of the links below:

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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.
Subjects: Dance, Music