Musselman Library's music collection supports all aspects of music performance and study at Gettysburg College, and reflects the College's commitment to providing a range of musical experience within a comprehensive Liberal Arts environment.
The collection features an extensive selection of sound and video recordings, representing all periods and genres of Western classical music, as well as jazz, popular and world music. All audio-visual resources can be checked out, and Musselman Library also provides access to a number of online listening libraries. The music collection also includes journals; print and electronic reference resources; scores, including monuments and collected editions; and books about music. The Sunderman Music Library Collection, a recent gift from the estate of Gettysburg College alumnus F. William Sunderman, Sr., has been a significant addition to the Library's holdings in string chamber music performing editions.
Musselman Library's music-related programs also support the educational mission of the Conservatory and College. The Library sponsors and hosts a regular concert series, often featuring Conservatory faculty and student performers. Music-related exhibits are frequently on display, both in the library and online. In addition, the Music Department is active in information literacy instruction, and often collaborates with Conservatory faculty on research project design. Individual research consultations are also available.
Musselman Library also provides opportunities for students to learn more about Music Librarianship. The Esther Kenyon Fortenbaugh Music Internship is a semester-long, paid internship available to Gettysburg College students with either a major or minor in music. Summer internships for graduate students in Library Science are also available.
Please contact Music Liaison Librarian Amy Ward (337-7036), or visit our Music Subject Guide to learn more about the Library's music information resources and programs. The music collection is available for browsing whenever the library is open.