Music Subject Guide

Suggested Resources


Juan GrisHow to use this guide

Welcome to the research guide for Music. This guide will help you find research resources available through the University Library. Use the menu on left to navigate this site. For assistance, please contact Alston Cobourn, Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Writing a Music Paper

Writing in the Disciplines: Music

A critical reaction essay is an informative study of a musical performance. An effective performance report:

  • Analytically captures how music is actualized in a concert setting
  • Incorporates technical musical vocabulary to succinctly examine the concert repertoire
  • Includes your own impression, as a member of the audience, of the performance


(from the U of Richmond)

Writing Assistance

W&L students have access to tutorial assistance with their writing.

Writing Center    Peer tutors offer "individual tutorial assistance to students on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays."   Located on the Main Floor of Leyburn Library.