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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: Sean Friar

Sean Friar’s first musical love was rock and blues piano improvisation, and piano bad-boy Jerry Lee Lewis his first musical idol. While his focus shifted toward classical composition in high school, his music still maintains the raucous energy, accessibility and directness of those early musical influences, now along with a diverse and sophisticated classical sensibility. He thrives on composing for both traditional and nontraditional ensembles – recent projects include works for string quartet, medieval dance band, wind quintet, orchestra, laptop orchestra, and a junk car concerto. He is c... 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.