Music for the Terrified - Your fears dispelled

8. November 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Courses and Education Committee of IAML (K & Irl) will be running its popular “Music for the Terrified” course at Leeds Central Library on 8 November.

The course is aimed at those staff who are working with music collections but who might not have any specialist musical knowledge in this area, or who feel they need to bring their subject knowledge up to speed.  The course covers:-

  • Musical terminology – know your concertos from your cantatas and your vocal scores from your piano reductions

  • The basic language of music – What do all those hashtags mean and what’s D minor when it’s at home?

  • Musical copyright

  • Simple music cataloguing

  •  Printed and online resources for dealing with music enquiries

Here are some comments from attendees at recent courses:-

  • Well structured – very useful handouts

  • Good tips about where to find information

  • I really enjoyed the day and found it very useful – Thank you!

  • Friendly presenters, comfortable with the material, good reference recommendations

  • Good overall summary of possible music enquiries & good starter guide to terminology


If you are interested in attending the course, please contact me at


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