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: Elizabeth R. Austin

(also under the name Scheidel-Austin) Born in Baltimore in 1938, Elizabeth R. Austin (BMI) received her early musical training at The Peabody Conservatory. Grace N. Cushman (Junior Conservatory, Peabody) provided the thorough grounding in Musicianship, which marks Dr. Austin’s musical life. When Nadia Boulanger visited Goucher College (Towson, MD), she awarded the student composer a scholarship to study at the Conservatoire Americaine in Fontainebleau, France, after hearing Austin’s Drei Rilke Lieder. Elizabeth R. Austin has taught composition and theory at various ... 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.