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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: Stephen Dydo

Stephen Dydo is a composer, classical guitarist, and qin (Chinese lute) player. He has written for virtually all musical media. His performances on the qin and his own invention, the electric qin, have attracted attention in Europe and Asia as well as in the US. He has also appeared as a guitarist and conductor with many new music groups. His awards include the Bearns Prize, a BMI award, and a Fulbright fellowship. Dydo’s recent music often has an involvement with ancient music. He wrote the music for Mark Dickens’ production of Dante, using music of Dante’s time for source material. Recen... 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.