Music Library Main Reading Room. Photographer: Mike Marsland

At the heart of the Gilmore Music Library is our magnificent Main Reading Room, a custom-built facility constructed in a former courtyard of Sterling Memorial Library. Photographer: Michael Marsland       

In Focus

Willie Ruff. Photo by Harold Shapiro

The Gilmore Music Library is delighted to honor the 85th birthday of Prof. Willie Ruff of the Yale School of Music with a new exhibition, A Riff on Ruff: Yale’s Jazz Ambassador to the World. Prof. Ruff will also speak about a seminal series of interviews he conducted with some of the last surviving pioneers of jazz in 1974, at a talk on February 16th, 2017 in Sterling Memorial Library.

We were fortunate to host Thomas Shepard last week for his lecture on recording works by Stephen SondheimA finding aid for the Thomas Z. Shepard Papers is now available online.