The Music Resource Center processes printed music in distinctly different ways depending on what it is and how it is formatted.
Study scores go into the bookcases along the back and side wall of the MRC.
Music meant for one of the major performing ensembles in the Music Department is processed through the Ensemble Library and is stored in a remote location above the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.
Music for soloists or small groups, however, is stored, for the most part, in file cabinets located at various points throughout the MRC study space (see MRC room map).
This includes, but is not limited to, chamber music editions incorporating separate individual parts with or without a score, as well as music for solo instruments such as piano or guitar, and sheet music for vocal/instrumental solos and ensembles with or without accompaniment.
The Vertical Files also include instrumental methods books and studies too thin to be comfortably shelved in a book case.
Oversized editions are shelved on the counter top of a listening booth in the far left corner of the room and can be searched through HELIN.
|Brass + Strings||Organ Solo|
|Brass Choir||Piano Solo|
|Brass Quartet||Piano Easy|
|Brass Quintet||Duet - 1 piano 4 hands|
|Brass Sextet||Duet - 2 pianos 4 hands|
|Brass Trio||Piano Ensembles (2 or more pianos - 6 or more hands)|
|Horn + Strings||Solo - High Voice|
|Percussion Ensemble||Solo - Medium Voice|
|Percussion Methods/Studies||Solo - Low Voice|
|Trombone Ensemble||Voice + other [instrument besides piano]|
|Trombone Methods/Studies||Vocal Ensembles|
|Trumpet and Trombone|
|Trumpet Methods/Studies||Mixed Ensembles|
|Trumpet Solos||Misc. mixed Quartets|
|Trumpet + Strings||Misc. mixed Quintet|
|Tuba Methods/Studies||Misc. mixed trios|
|Tuba Solo||Mixed ensembles 6 +|
|Piano and Strings 6 +|
|Woodwinds||Piano Quartets (Pno + 3 strings)|
|Flute Method/Studies||Piano Quintet (pno + 4 strings)|
|Flute Solos||Piano Trios (Pno, Vln, Cello)|
|Flute + Strings||Strings|
|Recorder||2 or More Violas|
|Oboe Methods/Studies||2 or More Violas|
|Oboe/English horn Solo||Cello and Bass Duets|
|Oboe Duets||Cello Methods/Studies|
|Oboe + Strings||Cello Solo|
|Oboe + other [instrument besides piano]||Double Bass Methods/Studies|
|Bassoon Methods/Studies||Guitar Ensemble|
|Bassoon Solo||Guitar Solo|
|Bassoon Duets||String Quartets|
|Double Reed Ensemble||String Quintets|
|Saxophone Methods/Studies||String Sextets +|
|Saxophone Solos||String Trios|
|Saxophone Ensembles||Viola Methods/Studies|
|Clarinet Methods/Studies||Viola Solo|
|Clarinet Solos||Viola Duets|
|Clarinet Duets||Violin + other (duets)|
|Clarinet Trios||Violin Duet|
|Clarinet Quartets||Violin Ensemble|
|Clarinet Choir||Violin Methods/Studies|
|Clariet + Strings||Violin Solo|
|Woodwind Duets||Violn Solo Collections/Anthologies|
|Woodwind sextets and larger groups|
Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
December through January, and May through August: by appointment only.
Resource Center: 401.874.5740
F.A. Center Room A104: 401.874.5584
Gerry Heroux, Music Facilities Coordinator and Resource Center Manager