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Music Theory

A guide to library research in music theory

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How to Browse for Music Theory Resources

These are some of the call numbers for locating music theory pedagogical materials and music theory research in the UO Music Collection.  Using these, you can browse for repertoire, histories, scholarship, and instruction or method books on the physical shelves, or browse by Library of Congress call numbers in LibrarySearch.

Pedagogy and theoretical analysis:​

Books about the history of music theory and theoreticians:

These are some of the Library of Congress Subject Headings for locating music theory scholarship and instructional materials in the UO Music Collection.  Using these, you can refine your searches in the library catalog, using the "subject" limiter.

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