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Digital Concert Hall on Trial

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall is currently on trial for Rice users.  The Digital Concert Hall video streams classical music, interviews, live events and more. Use the above link to try it out, and comment here or email with your feedback!  Note that this trial requires you to create a free personal account, which you can then use for off campus access.




13 Years of Shepherd School Concert Programs Now Online

More than 2,300 recital and concert programs of Shepherd School performances are now available online in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive.

A collaborative project encompassing several of Fondren’s departments, the digitized pamphlets cover 13 years of performances presented by the Shepherd School of Music, dating from 1983 until the Spring of 1996. Having reached this project milestone, the library will continue work on Shepherd School programs dating from the Fall of 1996 onward.

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The Rice Digital Scholarship Archive is the repository of the university’s intellectual output. Most materials come from Rice faculty research, electronic theses and dissertations, and digitized collections of rare or unique books, images, and manuscripts. Along with the Shepherd programs, the Archive also contains the audio from approximately 340 Shepherd School concerts and recitals, ranging from 1975 to 1983. —Originally posted as

Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair at University of Houston’s MD Anderson Libary

The University of Houston Libraries and its partners are excited to host the first Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  This event will introduce resources and techniques that support the wellbeing of visual and performing artists through talks, demonstrations, and conversation.   The event is free and is open to the university community, as well as the general public.  It will provide an opportunity for students, community members, and wellness providers to create ongoing relationships for future support and enrichment.

The morning colloquium will offer a keynote speech from members of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) at Houston Methodist. Directly afterwards, there will be four separate breakout sessions on topics of Care of the professional voice, Physical conditioning for performance, Performance anxiety, and a Research Panel offering historical and trending perspectives on the intersection of art and health science. Aspiring and working artists will learn techniques for maintaining good health and ways to avoid over-stressing the body as they practice their art. The colloquium has a limit of 100 registered attendees and a light lunch will be provided.
The day will culminate with a two hour resource fair, so that attendees can learn about community and campus resources. Multiple community and health organizations will be represented with information on their services to artists, and CPAM will have a table for attendees to sign-up for their Artist’s card. There is no limit to the attendees for the fair.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
University of Houston
MD Anderson Library, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
For more information, or to register, visit

Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Mutter Virtuosi Live at Carnegie Hall, November 18 8:00pm eastern time on MediciTV


We’ve purchased a Yamaha keyboard for times when you’d like to play through the music before checking it out.  The keyboard is in room 332 on the map below–ask for they key and a set of headphones at the first … Continue reading

Tonight, in the Kyle Morrow Room, Music From Fondren Presents….

The Shepherd School’s Noctua Quintet

Playing Wind Quintets by Barber and Harbison


The Music Librarian Has Moved…..


I’m in the Reference Office now–see the big red star?