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  • STUDENT EXHIBIT: Exploring Our Sounds: Traditions of American Music Making at the University of Iowa

    What is American Music? What does the idea of “American” music making mean for different University of Iowa artists and audiences? In what ways have University of Iowa musicians, audiences, conductors, critics, and…

  • Exploring Our Sounds: A Playlist

    This playlist accompanies the “Exploring Our Sounds” exhibit, which is on display throughout the Spring 2019 semester on the first floor of the Voxman Music Building. Visit the Rita Benton Music Library website throughout the…

  • All You Need to Know about the Paper Flags in the Stacks

    Music Library patrons have commented many times on the paper flags hanging in the library stacks this Fall, which are part of a relocation project that started in late summer. Starting December 14, flagged items will be loaded onto carts…

  • Arthur Canter, 1921-2018

    I first met the late Arthur Canter about five years ago, shortly after arriving in Iowa City. He would come to the library every few months and check out a stack of recordings and books to aid in his writing of program notes for a number…

  • Wülfie Parsons’ Music Library Guide: 2018 Edition

    In the summer of 2018, the Rita Benton Music Library “adopted” Wülfie Parsons, who belonged previously to Dr. Donna Parsons. He’s a born and bred Iowa pup, and is settling in nicely to his new home here in Voxman.…

  • Now Streaming from the School of Music Recording Archives, October 2017

    University of Iowa School of Music concert recordings are archived by the Rita Benton Music Library. The Library maintains a streaming audio digital collection of current performance recordings that is available to current University of…