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Music Library Guide: Home

An introduction to the Brandon University Music Library.

 

 

Hello there from your favourite Music Library staff members, Laura and Donna!

The Brandon University Music Library contains one of Western Canada's most comprehensive music collections. A vast array of resources such as books, journals, scores, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl recordings are available for use by students and members of the public. The Music Library has beautiful study spaces alongside its south-facing, greenery-filled, full-length windows with the best views on campus. 

 We like to host events such as workshops, screenings of music performances and documentaries, our BU Homecoming Alumni Social, student concerts, and more!

 

 

 

Music Librarian

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Laura Jacyna
Contact:
Email me to make an appointment at your convenience in person, or using Teams or Zoom!
204-727-9663
Subjects: Music

Other Music Library Guides

E-books gallery

The Music Technology Cookbook

Featuring 56 lessons by 49 music technology experts from around the world, The Music Technology Cookbook is an all-in-one guide to the world of music technology, covering topics like: composition (with digital audio workstations such as Ableton, Soundtrap, GarageBand); production skills such as recording, editing, and equalization; creating multimedia (ringtones, soundscapes, audio books, sonic brands, jingles); beatmaking; DJing; programming (Minecraft, Scratch, Sonic Pi, P5.js); and, designing instruments (MaKey MaKey). Each lesson tailored for easy use and provides a short description of the activity, keywords, materials needed, teaching context of the contributing author, time required, detailed instructions, modifications for learners, learning outcomes, assessment considerations, and recommendations for further reading. Music educators will appreciate the book's organization into five sections--Beatmaking and Performance; Composition; Multimedia and Interdisciplinary; Production; Programming--which are further organized by levels beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Written for all educational contexts from community organizations and online platforms to universities and colleges, The Music Technology Cookbook offers a recipe for success at any level.

The Classical Music Industry

This volume brings together academics, executives and practitioners to provide readers with an extensive and authoritative overview of the classical music industry. The central practices, theories and debates that empower and regulate the industry are explored through the lens of classical music-making, business, and associated spheres such as politics, education, media and copyright. The Classical Music Industry maps the industry's key networks, principles and practices across such sectors as recording, live, management and marketing: essentially, how the cultural and economic practice of classical music is kept mobile and alive. The book examining pathways to professionalism, traditional and new forms of engagement, and the consequences of related issues--ethics, prestige, gender and class--for anyone aspiring to 'make it' in the industry today.

This book examines a diverse and fast-changing sector that animates deep feelings. The Classical Music Industry acknowledges debates that have long encircled the sector but today have a fresh face, as the industry adjusts to the new economics of funding, policy-making and retail. The first volume of its kind, The Classical Music Industry is a significant point of reference and piece of critical scholarship, written for the benefit of practitioners, music-lovers, students and scholars alike offering a balanced and rigorous account of the manifold ways in which the industry operates.

Making Money, Making Music

Making Money, Making Music offers tools to encourage creative and adaptive entrepreneurship in the music business. Written for the classroom and the workplace, it introduces readers to core principles and processes and shows how to apply them adaptively to new contexts, facilitating a deeper understanding of how and why things work in the music business. By applying essential concepts to a variety of real-life situations, readers improve their capacity to critically analyze and solve problems and to predict where music and money will converge in a rapidly evolving culture and marketplace.