This guide is for performers in the voice discipline. On the left-hand side of the guide, we suggest ways for browsing and searching for voice related resources. On the right hand side, we suggest titles from our reference materials and by call numbers, journals, art song databases, and digital score access. Happy searching and exploring!
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 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), but many are available online.
Browse with purpose in Naxos using the "Advanced Search" function.
It depends on your mission or purpose for searching -- sometimes you will find broad searching is better than narrow searching. If you can be specific with what question you have, you may have more success at finding what you are searching for.
The Wilson Music Library provides Blair students, faculty, and staff with free access to nkoda and Henle through our subscription. Follow the instructions below to start using these popular apps today.
If you're looking for new repertoire to perform, it is often helpful to browse the Music Library's scores. The following call number ranges are for vocal music; individual works within these numbers are arranged alphabetically by composer or arranger:
If you are browsing for song texts, translations, biographies, instruction, and diction resources, the following call number ranges are suggested:
You can use Library of Congress Subject Headings to find items in the library catalog. Use the "advanced search" option and search by "subject" and type one of the suggested subject heading terms below in the search box. See the linked example below.