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MUR 122A & MUR422: History of Jazz I: Home

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Welcome to the Art/Music Library


Welcome to the Art/Music Library. Please ask us for help! Our librarians and student workers at the desk can help you find resources and information. 

Visit us here!

  • The Art/Music Library is located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library. All scores (M call numbers) and music books (ML and MT call numbers) are located on the open shelves within the Art/Music Library, as are current copies of our music magazines and journals.
  • CDs are kept in the back and may be requested from the desk. LPs are stored in the Art stacks. 
  • Recordings may be listened to in the Art/Music library or checked out for a limited time period.
  • Reference books are located in the rear left nook.
  • Finale and Sibelius music-writing programs are available at two of our work stations. Please ask at the desk.

About this course

This study of Jazz, as an American musical art form, will be structured around the lives and music of jazz musicians, across a range of instrumental, vocal, and ensemble genres. Course focuses on jazz titans, those individuals and musical groups distinguished by their seminal and permanent influences, such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, or Coleman Hawkins or shorter intense careers, such as Charlie Parker. Blues, ragtime, swing, bebop, cool, progressive, and free jazz are landmark terms. And finally, study of the musical history will be enhanced by considerations from sociological, linguistic, and philosophical perspectives. The instructional format includes lectures, discussion and intense emphasis on listening. This course is designed for students with little or no musical training; simple technical, musical vocabulary and concepts will be provided. Reading, listening assignments, brief written assignments and two exams. No prerequisites.

Government Information, Economics, Law and Music Librarian

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Kathy Wu
        Chat is unavailable, feel free to email me.      
I am available for one-on-one virtual consultation through Zoom.

I am also the librarian for the English for Academic Purposes Program.

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Writing about Music

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Frequently Used Music Links

Music Databases

UR Catalog Search (using Articles, Books & More)

Use the Catalog Search in Articles, Books & More to search specifically for books or journal titles or other materials available at the University of Rochester Library. Use the full Articles & Books for searching for article authors and titles.

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Finding a book in the Stacks in Rush Rhees

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