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Happy New Year!

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Welcome back Coogs!

While you are in the music library, please check out our Texas folk music display. We wish you a successful Spring 2020 semester!

New Exhibit Case

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The Music Library has a new exhibit case!

Midsummer Night’s Dream
Exhibit content- Kyrie Bouressa, UH music student
Exhibit display- Stephanie Lewin-Lane & Kaylie Kahlich, Music Library staff

We are very excited to have a new case to feature items from our collection. The case is located between the Beta Space and Seminar Room doors. Displays will rotate throughout the year and we will be opening up slots for students to try their hand at curating exhibits tied to the performing arts and scholarly research.

The current display is A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is co-curated by our own student worker Kyrie. Please stop by to see the entire exhibit, complete with a fairy garden.

If you are interested in curating a display, please inquire at the front desk in the Music Library for more details.

Banned Books Week in the Music Library

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Banned Books Week is September 25-October 1. During that time, come check out our Banned Music exhibit and see music-related items from our library that were banned throughout history. This year, our exhibit focuses on Banned Band Music. Get it?

Our exhibit focuses on 3 examples of censored band music. The first is Max Roach’s jazz band album, We Insist- Freedom Now Suite. Filled with political activism, it was banned in South Africa for its criticism of a government-led massacre. The next work is Paul Hindemith’s concert band piece, Symphony in B Flat. This work was banned by the Nazi regime during its crusade against so-called degenerate art. The third censored work is John Philip Sousa’s The Wets and the Drys. This satirical piece imagines an interaction between 2 groups of tee-totalers and drinkers. A dry county in New Jersey was not amused by Sousa’s plan to perform this piece.

Our exhibit is part of a nationwide event, Banned Books Week, which annually celebrates the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular. For more information, check out

EVENT- Culture Remix: Illegal Art, Copyright, and the Music Industry, April 10th

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Culture Remix: Illegal Art, Copyright, and the Music Industry

Monday, April 10th from 12 to 2pm

Space City Room, Student Center South

University of Houston, 4455 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204

Join the UH Libraries’ Copyright Team as they explore controversies related to fair use through the film “Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property.” Hear about the experience of Houston experimental 80s band Culturcide and chat with our three speakers during a Q&A session.


Dan Workman of Houston’s Sugarhill Recording Studios, and former member of Houston-based experimental punk band Culturcide
Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law, UH Law Center (Acting President, UH Downtown) and Rock and Roll Lawyer
Justen S. Barks, Alonso PLLC, Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at UH Law Center

New Digital Signage in the Music Library

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signage We now have digital signage in the Music Library right next to the front desk, above the New Acquisitions table. This will make it easier to keep up with current events and announcements. Many of our slides are designed by yourfellow students. If you haven’t been to the Music Library yet, stop in and see what exciting things we have to offer!

Sustainability in the Music Library: Make Your Own Book Bag

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Create Your Own Book Bag at the February Sustainability Meetup!

The Music Library and the Office of Sustainability have partnered up to host a DIY book bag building project using recycled plastic bags and clothing!


Join us TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th from 11AM – 1PM in the Music Library for crafting and delicious vegan and gluten-free snacks!

This event has limited space! Register online before February 24th.

Open House for new Beta-space Study Room!

Library Resources, New Service, Special Event or Display

UH Music Library Beta-SpaceThe University of Houston Music Library has created a new, multipurpose space to serve the unique research and study needs of students in the creative and performing arts. There will be an Open House to view the new space on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 & 7. Take a tour of the Music Library’s newest creative study room, see what a Beta-Space is and walk away with some musical goodies, like LPs, CDs, and books.


For more information about the UH Music Library Beta-space Study Room, visit the online guide at Reservations will be available starting Thursday, September 8th.

New Items Browsing Section

New Acquisitions, New Service, Special Event or Display

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The Music Library now has a section for browsing new items! It is located at the beginning of the Reference section on the first three shelves. Anything in the New Items section can be checked out. We will continue to have our New Acquisitions Table, next to the circulation desk when you come in. This table highlights new books and scores, as well as new reference items.

Artists’ Health and Wellness Event

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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