In 2010-2011, the Music Library installed exhibit cases funded by the estate of Claude Palisca, an Aaron Copland School of Music alum. Since then, we have curated annual exhibits to highlight people and activities in the Aaron Copland School of Music as well as materials held in the Music Library, the Queens College Library Special Collections and Archives, and the Louis Armstrong Archives. While our 2021 exhibits are fully online due to the COVID pandemic, we hope future exhibits will feature both an online and physical component.
About Music Library
Part 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 Aaron Copland School of Music and contains over 35,000 scores, 30,000 books and 20,000 sound recordings as well as a computer lab, book scanner, and circulating laptops and iPads. 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.
About Aaron Copland School of Music
The Aaron Copland School of Music (ACSM), located in Flushing, New York, is part of Queens College, of the leading senior college in the City University of New York. Our facilities include a welcoming atrium; Steinway pianos in all practice rooms; a Music Library which has more than 35,000 scores, 30,000 books and 20,000 recordings; and the award-winning LeFrak Concert Hall, celebrated for its acoustics and the Maynard-Walker Memorial organ.
The ACSM offers a first-class curriculum, an extraordinary facility, and produces over 300 concerts a year including recitals, orchestra, choir, ensembles, new music, early music concerts, and opera productions (some of which can be found on the ACSM YouTube channel). Students at the Copland School of Music get a world-class education at the center of the cultural universe for an impressively affordable tuition.