Composition Department

Study Resources & Links

IU Physical Resources

Binding Machine access

Composition Department Audio Recorder Checkout Form

Rehearsal Room Reservations

Other IU Resources and Information

IU Composition Department Music Notation Style Guide, a reference being developed in an effort to standardize IU composition department preferences for notation, particularly regarding theses and dissertations.

Cook Music Library

Music Library Purchase Request. Can't find a score? Ask that it be ordered.

Teacher Preference Form. For students to use when requesting teacher preferences for the following semester or academic year. The call for these will be announced by the Composition Head.

Project Jumpstart Career Portal.  Gain access to over 3000 listings of grants, auditions, teaching jobs, internships, competitions, festivals, and more through the Bridge database. For current JSoM students, faculty, and staff only.

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS).  Free help at any phase of the writing process — from brainstorming to polishing the final draft. Contact Writing Tutorial Services.

Instrumentation / Orchestration

Catalog of works for solo instrument and chamber groups demonstrating effective writing for each orchestral instrument.

Composing for Flute (and Piccolo), advice and warnings, by Helen Bledsoe (IU alumna, former member of NME)

Compositional Tutorial for the E-flat Clarinet

Instrumentation Studies for Eyes and Ears.  Interactive instrumentation with score, sound, and video by Prof. Don Freund. Requires Flash.

Lyric Hyphenator.  A great resource for vocal music composers.

Multiphonics for Bb Clarinet

Multiphonics for Modern Bassoon

Resource for Harp Extended Techniques and Notation


Blank Sheet Music.  Free customizable music paper printing.

IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library.  The free public domain sheet music library.

Internet Music Theory Database

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives.  Searchable archive of concert programs and scores.

Score Follower.  Curators of the Score Follower, Incipitsify, and Mediated Scores YouTube channels.


I301/I501 Comprehensive Listening List, including yearly lists starting from 2001.  This is a useful resource for listening and general knowledge of repertoire.

DRAM. (Database of Recorded American Music)

Information about Exams & Documents  (Degrees)

Degree Recitals (Degrees)

Student Composition Recitals (Student Activity)

Opportunities (Student Activity)