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Saturday, February 23 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
The Obscure Multinational Composer of 19th Century Sheet Music: Best Practices in Library Resource Usage

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More and more sheet music collections are becoming available online through the efforts of our hard-working music librarians, and with this music come names of previously unknown composers.  Many of these composers were recent immigrants to this country and have fascinating stories that have been all but lost.  With the availability of vast library resources, both physical and online, the music librarian can now travel through time with these musicians and learn of their past musical accomplishments, experience their overland and overseas journeys to this country, appreciate their difficulties in adapting to American culture, and applaud their successes with U.S. music publishers.  Through this presentation, you will learn how to gain clues from the sheet music itself and discover how to navigate public records, newspapers, sheet music collections, maps, and online resources in addition to traditional musical resources to piece together the lives of these composers who brought their native traditions with them and influenced American parlor music of the 19th century.

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Pamela R. Dennis

Dean of the Library, Gardner-Webb University
Pam Dennis is Dean of the Library and an adjunct music faculty member at Gardner-Webb University.  She previously  served libraries at Ouachita Baptist University (Archivist), and Union University (Information Services Coordinator and Archivist), Lambuth University (Library Director... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm CST
Grand Ballroom D
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