Outreach and Research Units
The Center for Electronic and Computer Music was created for the purposes of theoretical training, electronic and multimedia composition, and the dissemination of works through public concerts. CECM houses two studios, which employ the latest technologies in digital sound synthesis and sampling, MIDI, digital recording and editing, video, and research-level computing. The curriculum provides an extensive technical training and historical background for composition students.
The Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music, provides a home for such international projects as the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum, a six-million-word online database of Latin music theory ranging from the time of Augustine through the sixteenth century; Traités français sur la musique, an online database of French sources with over three million words; saggi musicali italiani, an online database of Italian music theory; the online database, Texts on Music in English from the Medieval and Early Modern Eras; Musical Borrowing: An Annotated Bibliography; Studies in the History of Music Theory and Literature, a monograph series of critical texts and translations; and other projects. Information on current CHMTL activities is available at http://www.chmtl.indiana.edu/.
The Early Music Institute was established as a center for research and creative activity related to the performance of European medieval, renaissance, baroque and classical music, as well as a teaching department of the Jacobs School of Music. Beyond the curricular offerings described in this bulletin, the Institute provides outreach through publication of Focus Recordings (a series of recordings of music from the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries) and two series of scholarly writings, maintenance of the Thomas Binkley Archive of Early Music Sound Recordings, as well as extensive holdings of period instruments and sets of parts for performance.
The Latin American Music Center fosters the research and performance of Latin American art music and promotes professional and academic exchange between musicians and scholars from the United States and Latin America. The center’s activities include concerts, commissions, premiere performances and recordings, courses in Latin American music history, visits by distinguished performing artists and lecturers, festivals, and seminars. The Latin American Music Center makes available to scholars, performers, and institutions the most complete library of Latin American art music in the world.
The Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs administers all aspects of workshops, masterclasses, conferences, and special programs for the Jacobs School of Music. In addition, the office runs the ongoing precollege program and the summer residential precollege academies.
The William and Gayle Cook Music LibraryThe William and Gayle Cook Music Library spans four floors of the Beth Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center. With approximately 700,000 cataloged items, it is recognized as one of the largest music libraries in the United States. The collection is strong in first and early editions, especially of opera; music theory treatises; and Russian/Soviet music. Also notable are the Black Music Collection and the Latin American Music Collection. The Performing Ensembles collection contains more than 218,000 parts, virtually all the standard orchestral and choral repertoire. Of the nearly 200,000 sound recordings, many are unique or rare in the United States, particularly opera and songs. The ongoing Variations project has digitized more than 20,000 sound recordings and scores. Of the 170 public computers (Windows and Macintosh) in the library, more than 100 have MIDI keyboards, all with associated music software. Further information is available at www.music.indiana.edu/muslib.html.