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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: James Nyoraku Schlefer

James Nyoraku Schlefer is a Grand Master of the shakuhachi, and one of only a handful of non-Japanese artists to have achieved this rank. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, and BAM, as well as multiple venues across the country and in Japan, Indonesia, Brazil and Europe. Mr. Schlefer composes for both Japanese and Western instruments, teaches a broad spectrum of courses at the City University of New York, and performs and lectures at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Mr. Schlefer first encountered the shakuhachi in 1979, ... Read more ยป

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.