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Resources for American Music Studies

Please keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive; it is intended to be a helpful starting point for your research, particularly highlighting resources which are available via the libraries of Texas State University.

Reference Sources for American Music Studies

ASCAP Biographical Dictionary (1980: R.R. Bowker)           
ML 106 .U3 A5 1980 (Music Library Reference)

A Chronicle of American Music 1700-1995 (1996: Schirmer)           
ML 200 .H15 1996 (Music Library Reference)

Concert Music by American Composers (1969: Scarecrow)           
ML 120 .U5 E23 1969 (Music Library Reference)
ML 120 .U5 E23 1969 suppl.1 & 2 (Music Library Reference)

Dictionary of American Classical Composers, 2nd ed. (2003: Routledge)           
ML 106 .U3 B87 2005 (Music Library Reference)

A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire: An Annotated Catalog of Twentieth-Century Art Songs for Voice and Piano (2010: Indiana U)
ML 128 .S3 H85 2010 (Music Library Reference)
also available online

An Introduction to America’s Music, 2nd ed. (2013: W.W. Norton)           
ML 200 .C72 2013 (Music Library Reference)
Companion CDs: 6962, v. 1-4 (Music Library)

Musical Americans (1997: Fallen Leaf)           
ML 106 .U3 M87 1997 (Music Library Reference)

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (2013: Grove)
ML 101 .U6 N48 2013 v.1-8 (Music Library Reference)

Singin’ Texas (1983: E-Heart Press)           
M 1629.7 .T35 A23 1983 (Music Library Reference)

State Songs: Anthems and Their Origins (2000: Scarecrow)           
ML 3551 .H58 2000 (Music Library Reference)