UCLA Music Library Virtual Welcome

The UCLA Music Library staff are providing expert help and online services to advance remote teaching, learning and research while the library space is closed.

See remote resources and services for more information.

The UCLA Music Library provides access to one of the largest academic music collections in North America. This virtual welcome will show you some of our services and collections! See About the Music Library to learn more about its history.

The Music Library has concerts, jam sessions, recitals and other events. See UCLA Music Library Events for current events.

Bridget Risemberg


Meet Bridget Risemberg, Access Services Lead for the Music Library. She hires, trains and supervises the student staff for our access services. If she can’t answer your question, she will be sure to find out who can. She loves music of all kinds, teaches guitar, composes and arranges music, and performs with a classical guitar trio.

Local music recording collections include the Southern California Punk Collection and the Los Angeles Hip-Hop Collection.

See Online Audio and Video for streaming recordings from the Music Library.

Scheduled consultations and teaching support, including in-class instruction and course reserves, are available.

"The staff works tirelessly to make sure the audio and video resources I need for my students is available, digitized and accessible online for reserves. Our library is always responsive to my requests and makes certain that the materials our students need to do the coursework is made available in a timely matter."

-David Leaf, Music Industry Faculty

Christopher Brennan


Meet Christopher Brennan, Reserves Coordinator for the Music Library. He helps provide digital access to sound and video recordings, in support of instruction. Please reach out to him if you would like to make a sound or video recording available for a course you are teaching. When he's not in the Music Library, Christopher enjoys visiting gardens, eating pupusas, and reading comic books, all with his wife and daughter.

Facsimile editions recreate the appearance of original hand-written music manuscripts from the 12th to the 20th centuries, often replicating the size, colors, paper, binding and physical condition of the original. You can find some online manuscript collections at Scores and Sheet Music.

See E-books, Encyclopedias, Reference Sources for books available online.

Callie Holmes


Meet Callie Holmes, Music Librarian and Lead for Collections for the Music Library. If you have any requests or suggestions of purchases for the Music Library collection, let her know. She would also love to chat with you about popular music in Los Angeles.

See the Bruin Film Society Podcast to listen to a podcast recorded in Studio A.

“I just want to express my sincere thanks that you have Studio A available. It's been a huge help. I have been able to make some real progress on my project.”

-UCLA Humanities faculty member.

Matthew Vest


Meet Matthew Vest, Music Librarian and Lead for Research for the Music Library. You can talk to him about your research, ask him to meet with your class, or discuss a potential Music Library event. Matthew enjoys going to experimental and avant-garde concerts.

Henry Lim


Meet Henry Lim, Technical Services Specialist for the Music Library. He places and receives orders for new items. You can talk to him if you'd like something added to the library and/or rush processed. These days he likes playing vintage digital synthesizers.

See Scores and Sheet Music and Articles and Journals for scores and articles available online.

Published by the UCLA Music Library in eScholarship, the Contemporary Music Score Collection includes the digital, open access scores from the Contemporary Score Edition series, the first open access edition of new music published by a library, and over 5,000 scores from the Kaleidoscope 2020 Call for Scores, an open access collaboration with the UCLA Music Library.

“Being published by the Contemporary Score Edition has had an important impact in my development as a composer. It was valuable to go through several stages of reviewing and editing the score to achieve the professional look and accuracy required for publishing. It has been a huge help to establish myself professionally and make my music available to performers.”

-Tomàs Peire Serrate, UCLA Graduate Composition Student

The current exhibit, Drawn to Paradise, highlights prominent and little-known Jewish musicians who made important contributions to musical and cultural life in Los Angeles.

A previous exhibit, Sonidos de la Frontera, focused on the Frontera Collection.

"The exhibit puts the Frontera Collection directly in one's view and thus keeps it in our immediate memory. The exhibit and the beautiful album covers are a reminder that the arts are all interconnected."

-Cesar Favila, UCLA Musicology Faculty

Allison Benedetti


Meet Allison Benedetti, Director of Arts, Music, and Powell Libraries. Allison is excited about all the great work the Library has been doing to prepare to welcome you this Fall. Although we can't be together in person in our space right now, we are here to help you connect to resources, further your research and creativity, and build a vibrant community.

Bob Freel


Meet Bob Freel, Access Services Manager for the Arts, Music, and Powell Libraries. Bob oversees access and reserves services, coordinates library space improvements, and works with the UCLA community to showcase student and faculty work.

The UCLA Music Library loves working with our incredible faculty and staff and our talented students at UCLA,

Do you have a question about the UCLA Music Library's spaces, services, or staff? Please let us know!


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