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Skinner Music Library Resources

A guide to resources at the Skinner Music Library, both physical and digital.

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Navigating the Music Library

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Music Periodicals

Magazines, journals, and professional publications are at your fingertips in the Music Library. The Library keeps back issues and full runs and many periodicals are both physical and online, so if you're looking for something, just ask!

The American Harp Journal

The American Harp Journal

Biographies of major figures in the harpist world, bibliographies, historical studies, listings of publications and recordings, educational articles, and information on the construction and maintenance of the harp.

American Music Teacher Magazine

American Music Teacher

Presents feature articles on aesthetics, composition, criticism, interpretation, musicology, pedagogy, and performances for all in the music teaching profession.

Bass World Magazine

Bass World

An eclectic magazine featuring columns for soloists, orchestra members and jazz bassists, advice from experts about instrument maintenances profiles of early and 20th century music specialistss discussions of health issues for bassists; tips for teachers of young bassists, reviews of new recordings and music, and interviews with leading bassists from around the world.

The Cambridge Opera Journal

The Cambridge Opera Journal

Addresses a wide variety of opera and performance ideas from a variety of disciplines, ranging from musicology to literature, theater, and history.

Chamber Music Magazine

Chamber Music

Contains news, features, profiles, events, and lists pertaining to chamber, instrumental ensembles, vocal ensembles, jazz ensembles, concert presenters, and audiences.

The Choral Journal

The Choral Journal

Practical and scholarly information about choral music and its performance, from amateur groups to professional touring companies, from opera and musical choruses to chamber performances in different genres.

The Clarinet Magazine

The Clarinet

Everything there is to know about the world of the clarinet, with articles on a wide range of subjects written by the world's leading performers, teachers, and scholars of the instrument.

Classical Singer Magazine

Classical Singer

Information for classical vocal artists at all levels, with interviews, articles, and coverage of auditions, competitions, training programs, and new recording reviews.

The Double Reed Journal

The Double Reed

Professional articles, reviews, and discussions for all double-reed players, from bassoonists to oboeists and everything in between!

Downbeat Magazine


Articles on music trends, new ideas, and social movements for performers, producers, and listeners of contemporary music.

Early Music Journal

Early Music

A journal covering the fields of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical music history, as well as critical surveys and authentic performance practice.

Guitar Player Magazine

Guitar Player

Articles, reviews, tips, and networking for professional, semi-professional, and amateur guitar players in all styles.

The Instrumentalist Magazine

The Instrumentalist

Featuring articles written by music educators, interviews with directors, composers, and performers, instrument clinics, teaching ideas, new music reviews, marching band articles, and middle school tips.

International Musician Magazine

International Musician

Book and website reviews, new product spotlights, health topics, instrument sales, audition notices, and an extensive classified advertising section for professional musicians (and musician unions, too!).

International Trombone Association Journal

International Trombone Association Journal

News, events, articles, networking, and everything worth reporting in the world of the trombone.

Jazz Times Magazine

Jazz Times

A comprehensive jazz publication covering everything from swing and big band to Brazilian, blues, and contemporary jazz.

Journal of Musicological Research

Journal of Musicological Research

A scholarly musicological journal with a focus on teaching and study in the field.

The Journal of Musicology

The Journal of Musicology

Covers articles in every period, field and methodology of musicological scholarship, with a focus on the European canon but material as well on international music research and genres.

Keyboard Perspectives Magazine

Keyboard Perspectives

A magazine seeking to foster a forum for scholars, performers, instrument-builders, students, and amateur players and scholars of the wide spectrum of keyboard instuments.

Modern Drummer Magazine

Modern Drummer

Dedicated entirely to the art of drumming, with new product reviews, industry news as well as full-length feature columns, and practical advice on a range of topics that encompasses all phases of the art and the instrument.

The Musical Times Journal

The Musical Times

The oldest continuously-published music journal in the world, featuring articles on European classical music, reviews, and other professional material.

MusicTech Magazine


The world's leading magazine at the intersection of music and technology, with in-depth features on music recording and production, interviews with visionaries, gear reviews, buyer's guides, and easy-to-follow tutorials.

Opera News Magazine

Opera News

Interviews with prominent singers and conductors, historical background articles, performance reviews worldwide, and cast lists, photographs, and plot summaries for weekly Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts.

Percussive Notes Magazine

Percussive Notes

For professional and student percussionists, with regular sections devoted to drum set, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard, symphonic percussion, education, technology, health and wellness, research, and reviews of the latest percussion literature and recordings.

Soundboard Journal


Features articles, interviews with some of the guitar's foremost personalities, recording and book reviews, publications, guitar community news, and much more.

Soundboard Scholar Journal

Soundboard Scholar

A peer-reviewed journal of guitar studies, including all styles and all periods of history.

The Strad Magazine

The Strad

Aimed at all strings enthusiasts, including violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists, and offers practical advice on technique, profiles of leading performers, an in-depth articles on instruments, orchestras, music schools and more.

Strings Magazine


A resource for the practicing and performing musician who wants to explore the world of string performance and play with greater knowledge and craft.

Symphony Magazine


Reports on the critical issues, trends, personalities, and developments of the orchestra world.

Theory and Practice Journal

Theory and Practice

The annual journal of the Music Theory Society of New York State, with articles on current and historical thought about music theory and how to put it into practice.

The Voice magazine

The Voice

A quarterly magazine highlighting chorus news, artistic initiatives in the choral world, and advice and commentary on the business of running a successful chorus.

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Phone: 970-351-2439

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