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: Richard Nelson
Richard Nelson is a composer and guitarist who is equally at home in both the jazz and contemporary concert music traditions. An active composer in both idioms as well as a professional jazz guitarist, Richard divides his time between the in-the-moment spontaneity of improvisational explorations and the more deliberately organized realms of composition. But rather than keeping these modalities separate, he also fosters a healthy creative interplay between them.
Richard's recent compositions, both for his own ensembles and others, have been in hybrid formations that utilize improvisation...
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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.