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National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Research Center score collection

 Collection 0029-SCPA

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) addresses the needs and concerns of instrumental instructors on college and university campuses and plays a key role in the education of today's young wind and percussion musicians. The Research Center score collection contains more than 4,800 scores. This collection of solo and ensemble music for wind and percussion instruments consists of gifts from Dr. Geary Larrick, David Hite, various publishing companies, and NACWPI itself in the form of composition contest scores.


  • 1827-present

How to Search and Access the Scores

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) scores are searchable here. More than 4800 scores are cataloged. They can be requested through your UMD Libraries special collections researcher account. For information on uncataloged scores, please contact the curator.

Borrowing or Viewing the Materials

Materials from this collection may be borrowed for up to two months by NACWPI members, as well as by University System of Maryland students, faculty, and staff. For requests that require shipping, the following fees apply. No more than 15 items may be borrowed at one time by one person.

Anyone outside of NACWPI or the USM who is interested in viewing the materials from this collection may access them in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room. Hours for researcher access to the Lowens Room can be found here. Please contact the curator for an appointment.


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The NACWPI Research Center score collection
Tom Bramel and Vin Novara
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States