Performer Guides

Use this guide to find resources for music performance, including LC call number browsing ranges for repertoire, books, and journals..

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Email Kate Linton the Music Librarian for Instruction and Outreach for research assistance and searching strategies. 

I need help with...

  • Program or lecture recital notes and research
  • Building a recital program: search strategies and resources
  • Establishing historical context around my music
  • Pedagogy resources for teaching 
  • Locating contemporary music for my instrument
  • The Blair Performance Archive
  • Using journals in my discipline 
  • Searching in a specific database
  • Finding wellness and performance resources

Guitar and Harp Journals:

The Wilson Music Library subscribes to a number of music journals, including those published by the major professional organizations for various instruments. Reading journals in your area of study is part of being a professional musician - you can learn more about major performers and repertoire, new works, festivals, scholarships, and more. Some of these journals are issued only in print; current issues can be found on the browsing periodicals shelving near the book stacks.  Older issues are located at the Annex, the Vanderbilt Library's off-site shelving location, but they can be delivered by clicking on the "Annex request" button.The links below will take you to each journal's record in Library Catalog. If you ever have any problems with accessing a journal title, ask for help at the Service Desk.

The American Harp Journal

American String Teacher

Classical Guitar

Early Music

The Galpin Society Journal

Guitar Player


Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society