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Music Performance: Musical Theatre

Resources for Performance units ATS1044, ATS1045, ATS2122, ATS2123, ATS3136 and ATS3137

Monash Music and Multimedia Collection

Welcome to the Music Performance Library guide for Musical Theatre.

Online Repertoire

Browse for operas, oratorios and musicals at P780 VP and browse for songs and lieder at P780 VS. For example, Songs by Gabriel Fauré are at P780 VS F265. Collected songs of Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine) are at P780 VP W277 COL.

Not all vocal repertoire has been moved to from S/SF to P780 VP and P780 VS from the S/SF location . For example, some Debussy songs are located at SF780 D289 4/... some Mussorgsky songs at SF780 M989 4/... and some Quilter songs are located at SF Q6 4/...etc.

Musical Theatre Scores

The Library holds many volumes from The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology. Selected volumes are highlighted below.

Finding Popular Voice Resources

DVDs, CD's, Scores and other music items for Popular Voice are located on Level 1 of the Matheson Library, and can be most easily found by using Monash Library Search to find a Call Number.


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Journals and Databases


Databases & Journals at Monash University Library

Monash University Library has tens of thousands of journals available online and in print.

Click the tabs above to see some of the best journals publishing new research in Popular Voice.

The following streamed video is available on Informit EduTV:

The Story of Popular Music
This 16-part series directed by Tony Palmer charts the history of American popular music from early jazz to rock and roll. Each episode charts the development of a different genre of music, from ragtime, rhythm 'n' blues, musical theatre, folk, swing, country and western, rock'n'roll and beyond. The series features rare interviews with the most significant musicians of the 20th century.
In the Frame
Episodes feature Lou Bennett, Gail Mabo, Shellie MorrisCasey Donovan, Last Kinection, Busby Marou, and Street Warriors.


There are also theses published in the University's Research Repository. Here are links to theses related to Musical Theatre:



Practice-Led-Research and Research-Led-Practice

Many recent theses are examples of practice-led-research.
An excellent Monash doctoral thesis completed in 2015 by Lisa Young is:
The Eternal Pulse: Creating with Konnakkol and its Adaptation into Contemporary Vocal Performance