How to Use This Guide: This guide includes print and electronic resources available at Pitt, and selected Internet resources. The Home page includes General Music Career Resources and resources on Marketing for Musicians, Music Publishing/Licensing, Artist Management, and Audio Engineering, Music Production and Music Technology. The rest of the resources are divided into Graduate Study and Job Searches, Careers in Performance, Careers in Music Education, Careers in Composition, and Music Business/Finances and Industry. All books listed in this guide are held in Pitt's Finney Music Library unless otherwise noted.
This Libguide was created by Jakilah Mason as part of her participation in the Association of Research Libraries/Music Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, and as a participant in the Pitt Partners program.
The Theodore M. Finney Music Library contains a general music research collection as well as several collections of important musical materials. Collections include: Early American hymnals and tunebooks, volumes of sheet music with regional significance, seventeenth and eighteenth century prints of English sacred and secular works, and music belonging to the late William Steinberg and Fidelis Zitterbart. The library's holdings include approximately 65,000 music scores and books, 25,000 sound recordings, 1,500 microforms, and 150 journals..
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