Thursday, December 21, 2006

Libraries' Music Listening Center Posts new Web Page for Aria International Summer Academy Participants

Music students from all over the country will come to the Ball State University campus June 19 to July 15, 2006 for an intensive month of study and performance for advanced instrumentalists between the ages of 15 and 32.

The Aria Academy features 31 instructors/performers from major orchestras and faculty from Ball State and other universities. The event is organized by Mihai Tetel, Associate Professor of Cello at BSU.

Aria participants know that Bracken Library’s Music Listening Center is the place to visit to check out books, recordings, scores, and periodicals. View – a webpage that has been designed especially for Aria students and faculty.

“We plan to promote the new page to students and faculty both before their arrival for Aria and during their visit,” said University Libraries’ Music Librarian Keith Cochran. “We are hoping it will generate a lot of interest in our music collection and make Aria 2006 an even better experience for these dedicated musicians.”

Aria students like to visit the Music Listening Center to browse the collection. The web page facilitates finding resources by listing call number ranges for scores for specific instruments and ensembles. Keith added that searching for music in an online environment poses special challenges and that the web site will provide help in searching the online catalogue, CardCat, for both scores and recordings in the University Libraries’ collection of more than 17,000 compact discs.

For more information, contact Dr. Keith H. Cochran, Ball State University Libraries’ Music Librarian,, (765) 285-5065.


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