This guide contains selected resources for students and staff of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance. The Matheson Library (Clayton), which includes the Music and Multimedia Collection, supports study and research in this area. For further information on repertoire, methods and performance see Music-Performance.
Music, sound recordings and performances are protected by copyright - for more information on how to use music or get protection for your own music/performance go to Using music in teaching and research.
Librarians can help you with:
Drop-in sessions with librarians are offered at all Library branches.
Contact our Copyright Adviser for inquiries relating to copyright. Email: University.Copyright@monash.edu. Further information on copyright is at the following links:
Learning and language advisers form Student Academic Success assist students improve their academic language and approaches to learning, including. You can book a consultation with a learning and language adviser for help which includes:
The Library orders music from the Australian Music Centre and many other publishers. Please email us so that we can help you locate the music you need.
You can access e-scores on Classical Scores Library which has a filter for Publishers. Search under Australian Music Centre and Wirripang.
Music in Australia Knowledge Base
The Knowledge Base describes the situation of music in Australia and provides .It covers the entire music sector including the role of music in human development and society, music’s creation and practice, the music sector and its components, government policies, regulation, support, the international context.
For contemporary scores:
Most of the music dates from 1900 to 1970 but includes a substantial number of examples from the nineteenth century. It is representative of the many and varied forms of music that have been popular, including show tunes, jazz, dance, etc. from Great Britain, the United States and Australia. Much of the collection are popular songs from overseas that have been published in Australia and feature Australian stage performers' portraits on the covers.
Catalogue of the exhibition of sheet music from the Rare Books Collection, Stardust Melodies.
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