Music Library

New @ the Music Library

Check out our new exhibits in the display cases in front of the Music Library!

Fanfare for the American woman composer—Inspired by an upcoming performance of one of Joan Tower’s Fanfares for the uncommon woman by the Queens College Brass Ensemble, we offer works by six American women composers: Amy Beach, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Florence Price, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Tower.

From the Leo Kraft Papers—The Queens College Special Collections and Archives have recently processed the papers of Leo Kraft (1922-2014), a composer and theorist who taught at the Aaron Copland School of Music from 1948 to 1989. The finding aid is available at The selections on display sketch out the scope of the collection, which includes correspondence relating to music publishing, book publishing, and personal matters, from his student days to the end of his life.

Highlights from our oversize collection—In addition to being large, many of these eight 20th- and 21st-century works employ eye-catching and thought-provoking notation.

About the Music Library

Queens College Music LibraryPart of the Queens College Libraries and housed in the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Queens College Music Library has evolved into a first-class research facility and is the largest music collection in the CUNY system. The Music Library is located on two levels in the School of Music building and contains over 35,000 scores, 30,000 books and 20,000 sound recordings. The reference collection, including complete works of composers and monuments of music, is one of the best in the New York City area. Special Collections, in the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, holds the Karol Rathaus Archives, the K. Robert Schwarz Papers, and the Leo Kraft Papers.

Location & Contact

Music Building, Room 225
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(tel) 718-997-3900
(fax) 718-997-3928

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