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Music Library


Music Research

Music Theater: A Starting Guide

Part I: Where to Find Music Theater Materials in the UNLV Music Library
  • Biographies of composers: ML410 (Lied Library)
  • Excerpts: M1507-1508
  • Interpretation, phrasing, expressions, etc.: MT892
  • Piano/vocal scores: M1503
Part II: Representative Subject Headings for Music Theater
Part III: Useful Sources

Alper, Steven M. Next!: Auditioning for the Musical Theatre. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1995.
Lied Book Stacks MT892 .A46 1995

Bloom, Ken. American Song: The Complete Musical Theatre Companion. New York: Schirmer Books, 1996.
Music Ref. ML128.M78 B6 1996

Bordman, Gerald Martin. American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Music Ref. ML1711 .B67 2001

DeVenney, David P. The Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Lied Book Stacks ML128.M78 D48 1998

Gänzl, Kurt. The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre. New York: Schirmer Books, 2001.
Music Ref. ML102.M88 G3 2001

Gänzl, Kurt. The Musical: A Concise History. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.
Lied Book Stacks ML1700 .G322 1997

Kayes, Gillyanne. Singing and the Actor. London: A & C Black; New York: Theatre Arts Books/Routledge, 2000.
Lied Book Stacks MT820 .K36 2000

Lewine, Richard. Songs of the Theater. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1984.
Music Ref. ML128.S3 L55 1984

Oliver, Donald. How to Audition for Musical Theatre: A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Preparation. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1995.
Lied Book Stacks MT892 .O4 1995

Schmidt, Jan. Basics of Singing. New York: Schirmer Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994.
Music Book Stacks MT825 .S33 1994


On Singing Onstage. New York, NY: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Milwaukee, WI: Distributed by Hal Leonard Corp., 2002.
Lied Media MT820 .O5 2002 (VHS)

The Inner Game of Music. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988.
Music Media ML850 .G732 - Videocassette (VHS)

The Performer Prepares. Dallas, TX.: Pst. Inc., 1992.
Music Media MT820 .P47 - Videocassette (VHS)

Part IV: Periodicals

Journal of Singing.
Formerly titled: The NATS Journal, The NATS Bulletin, Bulletin.
Lied Periodicals ML27.U5 N2652

Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation.
Lied Periodicals QP306 .J68

Voice : The Journal of the British Voice Association.
Lied Periodicals QP306 .V65