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Remote Resources for Music: Home

A listing of subscription-based resources provided by Walker Library as well as free resources that will be useful to faculty and students while courses are being delivered remotely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walker Library is here to serve you as MTSU classes are being conducted online. The information below has been compiled to assist you during this time. This is by no means an exhaustive list and is not intended to function as such. If you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact me directly:

Addition assistance includes:

  • Rush requests to purchase books, scores, recordings
  • Assistance locating digital resources
  • Virtual research coaching sessions

Additional information and resources may be found on the library’s Remote Services Page:   Walker Library Remote Services: Home

Textbooks Scores Streaming Audio and Video Articles and Reference Sources Music Teaching Copyright and Fair Use Additional Resources


If faculty or students need access to an electronic edition of a textbook or supplementary text, Walker Library will do its best to obtain a copy. If you are having difficulty finding online/digital versions of textbooks, contact me directly:





An expanded list of sources for digital scores may be found on Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music.

MTSU Resources
Classical Scores Library (Vols I and II)
Online Music Anthology

Free Resources

Boosey & Hawkes
Many publishers, such as Boosey & Hawkes, allow individuals to “peruse” scores in digital format. Typically, music publishers require you to register and create an account.

Public Domain Song Anthology
348 popular songs with lead sheets, modern and traditional harmonization

Score Follower
A community of new music composers, performers, publishers, and recording labels where you'll find videos of contemporary music scores that turn pages along with the accompanying recordings. YouTube Channels are:

Main Channel

Several music publishers are making contemporary music scores available for perusal via Issuu. Publishers include:

Edition Peters
Durand Salabert Eschig
Edition Juliane Klein
Breitkopf & Härtel



Streaming Audio and Video
MTSU Resources
Walker Library subscribes to several services providing streaming audio and video. Complete lists of those resources are available on the following pages of Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music:

Music: Streaming Music

Music: Streaming Video




Articles and Reference Sources
MTSU Resources
Walker Library subscribes to several services providing access to journal articles and reference sources. Complete lists of those resources are available on the following pages of Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music:

Music: Find Articles

Music: Reference Sources

Of note are:

Music Index with Full Text
NEW! Includes full-text of articles as of March 1.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Our subscription is limited to 8 simultaneous users.

Oxford Music Online
Includes access to Grove Music Online



Music Teaching
MTSU Resources
A-R Online Music History Textbook (part of the Online Music Anthology)
Includes articles on music history and music theory.


Free Resources

MERLOT (search for “music” or other topics)

Free music notation software

Music Theory Examples by Women

Music Theory Pedagogy Online

“So You Need To Teach online: Music History and Music Theory Edition”
An article from March 16, 2020 by Emily H. Green and Megan Lavengood.

Teaching Music in the Age of COVID-19: A Collaborative Effort by CMS
“In an effort to respond to the challenges of the moment, the College Music Society has created a repository of open-access resources that aims to gather best practices and innovative solutions for some of the most perplexing problems”



Copyright and Fair Use
Artists, educators, and librarians are and should always be proponents of copyright. U.S. copyright law supports teaching, research, and learning through Fair Use.
Fair Use
Public statement written by Copyright Librarians acknowledging the strength of Fair Use for Emergency Remote Teaching and Research

Mobile Scanning App Reviews



Additional Resources
The following links include listings of many additional resources that are permanently free. Some resources within these lists may no longer be available.

Music Resources for Remote Access & Teaching
A Word document created by Anna Kijas, Music Librarian at Lilly Music Library, Tufts University

Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity
A Google Docs spreadsheet managed by Daniel Stanford, DePaul University

Remote Teaching Resources for Music
A shared Google Docs spreadsheet begun by Erin Conor, Head, Music, Art, and Drama Libraries, University of Washington

VideoLib's Cheat Sheet on Special Streaming Offers During Covid19

Where to binge Broadway online: A theatre lover’s guide to streaming
A list prepared by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center