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Music: COVID-19: Temporary Access to Expanded Music Resources

Resources Updated During the Pandemic

This is the YouTube channel associated with San Francisco's Merola Opera Program, which offers free videos of opera master classes and performances.


The Met offers free nightly live streaming of staged opera performances, which are accessible if one creates an account with the website.


National association founded in 1970, presenting workshops and annual conferences as well as providing support to the opera community in New York and beyond. The National Opera Center, which opened in Manhattan in 2012, provides rehearsal and audition spaces and a library of books, scores and audiovisual materials. For a complete listing of OPERA America's on-demand streaming performances, click here.


Throughout Summer 2020, OPERA SARATOGA: CONNECT! DAILY will feature performances by Festival Artists, premiering every morning at 9:00am on Opera Saratoga’s Facebook page. After they premiere on Facebook, they will also be archived on the organization's main website for your viewing pleasure! Each month is dedicated to a different theme, drawn from some of the programming that had to be cancelled as part of the originally planned 2020 Summer Festival.

More Databases: JSTOR

JSTOR has made an enormous number of books and journals available during this COVID-19 emergency, including many music and performing arts titles, university presses primarily. Amy Edmonds, Music and Media Librarian at Ball State University, has prepared a LibGuide that lists sixteen pages' worth of music-related titles now available via JSTOR:

To access JSTOR with your Brooklyn College credentials, click the All Databases (also known as the A-Z guide) link available on the Brooklyn College Library homepage. You can find JSTOR listed under "J," and once on the site, log in using your Brooklyn College email and password.

In the "Advanced Search" function, you can refine your search by author, title and other relevant information, as well as by format (for instance, book, article, review).



When you search for a book, the result is individual chapters, not necessarily in order. Click on the book title, which appears under the name of any of the chapter listings, and there you will be able to view the entire book, including table of contents, chapters, introduction/conclusion, index, etc.