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  • BabelScores Now Available

    The Rita Benton Music Library now provides access to BabelScores, an online scores database of over 210,000 pages of contemporary music. The catalog features composers from around the world, related media (videos of performances, sound […]

  • 2019: Rita Benton Music Library Year in Review

    2019 was a busy year for the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa. Here are a few highlights! January Student from Dr. Suhadolnik’s Fall 2018 American Music seminar mounted the exhibit, “Exploring Our Sounds: […]

  • Dimitri Mitropoulos’ Music Library: From New York to Iowa and Back Again

    On November 21, the New York Philharmonic Archives opened a new exhibit about Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) in the Bruno Walter Gallery at Lincoln Center. The exhibit focuses on Mitropoulos’ tenure as music director […]

  • SOUNDS FROM THE FIELD – Hearing Hollywood in Iowa’s Special Collections: Casting and Composing for the Four Daughters films

    by Nathan Platte One of the problems of being a film historian is that you sometimes stumble across movies that require immediate love and attention. Four Daughters is one such film for me. Falling short of “classic” status, […]


    In 1923, department chair Philip Greeley Clapp established graduate studies in music at the University of Iowa, and in 1924/25, the first students concluded their course of study with the submission of musical compositions and documents as […]

  • Wulfie Parsons Music Library Guide: 2019 Edition

    In the summer of 2018, the Rita Benton Music Library “adopted” Wülfie Parsons, who belonged previously to Dr. Donna Parsons. He’s always on the prowl near the Service Desk, decked out in his Hawkeye black and gold […]