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: Priscilla McLean

PRISCILLA McLEAN, author of the new autobiography "Hanging Off the Edge -- Revelations of a Modern Troubadour"-- has been a leading composer/performer of electro-acoustic music since 1974. A Masters of Music (composition) graduate of Indiana University, 1969, and initially influenced by the then-resident composer Iannis Xenakis, Ms. McLean has taught at the University of Hawaii and St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She resides with her husband Barton McLean in an 1830s-era farmhouse in rural New York State, dividing the year between creating multimedia works, often with video, and tou... 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.