Welcome

The New Music USA Online Library is a vast and comprehensive digital database that contains over 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers, and includes over 14,000 media samples (recordings and scores).

The Online Library was created by the American Music Center, and, after many evolutions, continues today under the guidance of New Music USA.

Artist Spotlight: Betsy L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Betsy Schramm’s three song cycles on the poetry of e.e.cummings for soprano and chamber ensemble have been performed in New York and London. BBC Radio3 produced recordings and broadcast two of these cycles: and birds are wings (Brian Israel Prize) and while east deserves of dawn with performances by Jane Manning and Jane’s Minstrels. The third cycle, and leap into the ripe air, was premiered by the Naumberg Award-winning New Millennium ensemble and mezzo-soprano Mary Nessinger in New York City. Upcoming performances include while east deserves of dawn in Oslo, Norway: Papillon, a chamber ... Read more »

Please note: New Music USA does not maintain a physical collection of any kind. Any printed scores or manuscripts held by the American Music Center are now part of a special collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Please contact the Music Division for more information.