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A guide to library resources for percussion players.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias of Terms Related to Percussion

The following music dictionaries and encyclopedias provide entries on percussion history, performance, and repertoire, as well as biographical entries about percussionists and composers of percussion music.  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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During the 2022-23 academic year, I am working on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays and working remotely Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Meet with me for a virtual consultation via Zoom, MS Teams, or by phone.
Subjects: Dance, Music