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Music: Biographical Information

A guide to resources for study and research in Music

Primary Biographical Resources

Biographical dictionaries are shelved in Reference at ML 105 and ML 106. Biographies are also included in many Dictionaries & Encyclopedias.

Biographies of Musicians

Biographies are shelved at ML 385-ML 429. Major categories:

Individual

  • ML 410 Composers
  • ML 416-417 Keyboardists
  • ML 418 String Players
  • ML 419 Other instruments
  • ML 420 Singers
  • ML 421 Performing groups
  • ML 422 Conductors

Collective

  • ML 390 Composers
  • ML 396-397 Keyboardists
  • ML 398 String players
  • ML 399 Other instruments
  • ML 400 Singers
  • ML 402 Conductors

Each category includes musicians of all genres (classical, jazz, popular, folk, etc.)

Directories

In the library: