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Music 170A -- Music of the Americas: Latin America -- Dr. Donald Henriques

Department description

Music & Media contains the Ronald J. Harlan Music Collection of scores and sound recordings, a media collection of videorecordings, and listening and viewing facilities. Books about music are located in the main bookstack.

Four computer workstations with graphic design software, and two workstations with music compostion software are available for student use.

The music collection consists of approximately 22,000 compact discs, 40,000 stereo and monaural LPs and 47,000 scores. The collection focuses mainly on Western art music from the Middle Ages to the present, but also contains representative scores and recordings in the areas of jazz, musical comedy, popular music and music from other cultures. There are also spoken recordings containing poetry, plays and speeches.

The media collection consists of more than 7,000 videos (DVD and VHS) of educational and research value in all subject areas.

Music 170a Special Resources

Latin American Network Information Center

The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is affiliated with the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. LANIC has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and UT Austin's College of Liberal Arts. LANIC is a key component of the International Information Systems, also based at UT Austin.

LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.

Atlas of Plucked Instruments

An encyclopedia of all the world's plucked instruments of lute, guitar, banjo and mandolin type.

Based on a large private collection of plucked stringed musical instruments (plus additional material from books and websites), this ATLAS will give you information about almost all the different plucked instruments still in use.

General Information

Music & Media is located on the 3rd floor of the north wing of the Library at the top of the stairs.

Listening and viewing equipment is available for individuals or small groups. Two group viewing rooms are now open that can accommodate from four to 20 users. Scores and videos are on open shelves for users to browse. Compact discs, LPs and reserve materials may be requested at the service desk. Eight iMacs are available in the department for general use and the Media Lab offers four iMacs with specialized graphics design software.

Please come see us if you haven't already.  As always you can phone us for assistance:  278-2158 

Please consult the main library hours page for complete library hours.