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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: Paul A. Epstein

Paul A. Epstein's compositions include works for string orchestra and for a variety of small ensembles. His long time collaboration with poet and novelist Toby Olson has produced two chamber operas as well as songs and vocal chamber music. A setting of Olson’s short story, "Reading," was commissioned for baritone Thomas Buckner. In "American Music in the Twentieth Century," critic Kyle Gann cites Epstein as “One of the finest postminimal composers...” and calls “Chamber Music: Three Songs from Home” “...a vocal setting for winds and keyboards of great contrapuntal beauty.” Epstein's musi... 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.