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Music Subject Guide: About Us

About the Music and Audiovisual collections

Aloha and welcome to the Music Collection at the University of Hawai`i.

The Music Collection at UH is the largest music collection in the state of Hawai`i. The main function of the collection is to support the teaching and research efforts of students and faculty from the UH Music Department; the collection is strong in two areas: western classical music from the Middle Ages to the present and ethnomusicological materials. The collection is diverse and offers a wealth of material in the areas of music education, theory, esthetics, popular music, jazz, guitar repertoire, musical comedy, and history.

The bulk of the Music Collection is located on the third floor of Sinclair Library. The Wong Audio Visual Center contains a vast array of CDs, LPs, DVDs, videocassettes, film strips, audio cassettes, etc. and also houses all the playback equipment for every form of media featured in the collection.