Eugene District Music Library

The Eugene District maintains a small library of books, recordings and videos that members may borrow for reference and professional growth. To find out about borrowing materials, contact Genevieve Mason.

  • Books
    1. Athey, Margare and Hotchikiss. A Galaxy of Games for the Music Class. Parker Publishing, 1975, 216 pp.
    2. Bakelss, Katherine Little. Story Lives of Great Composers. Lippincott, 1962, 265 pp.
    3. Bernstein, Leonard. The Joy of Great Composers. Simon & Schuster, 1959, 303 pp.
    4. Bruckner, Susan. The Whole Musician (Applying learning theory to piano teaching)
    5. Fink, Seymour. Mastering Piano Technique: A Guide For Students, Teachers, and Performers. Amadeus Press, 1992, 187 pp.
    6. Haroutounian, Joanne. Fourth Finger on B-Flat. Neil A. Kjos Music Company, 2012 326 pp.
    7. Landis, Beth and Carder, Polly. The Eclectic Curriculum in American Music Education: Contribution of Delcroze, Koddly and Orff. MENC, 1972, 247 pp.
    8. Lawrence, Sidney J. Behavioral of the Piano Student: A New Look at the Cause and Prevention of Premature Dropouts. Workshop Music Teaching. 1978, 160 pp.
    9. Lawrence, Sidney J. Remedial Sightreading for the Piano Student: A Study in Corrective Teaching Techniques and Procedure.
    10. Marcuse, Sibyl. A Survey of Musical Instruments. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1975, 863 pp.
    11. Parakilas, James. Piano Roles: Three Hundred Years of Life with the Piano. Yale University Press, 1999, 461 pp.
    12. Richards, Cynthia. How to Get Your Child to Practice Without Resorting to Violence!! Advance Publications, 1985, 114 pp.
    13. Rosenblum, Sandra P. Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music: Their Principles and Applications. Indiana University Press, 1988, 516 pp.
    14. Sitwell, Sacheverell. Liszt. Dover Publications, Inc. 1967, 400 pp.
    15. Smith, Gail. Mel Bay's Complete Book of Improvisation, Fills & Chord Progressions. Mel Bay Publications, 1996, 227 pp.
    16. Uszler, Marienne, Gordon, Stewart and Mach, Elyse. The Well-Tempered Keyboard Teacher. Schirmer Books, 1990, 447 pp.
    17. Williams, Jean and Tholen, Nellie. The Mind in Music. Williams and Tholen, 1964, 98 pp.
  • Books for Children
    1. Prelutsky, Jack. Camille Saint-Saens's The Carnival of the Animals. (Includes CD.) Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2010, 18 pp.
  • DVDs and CDs for Young Students
    1. Beethoven Lives upstairs. 1992. 52 min.
    2. The Composer's Specials. Sony, 1995 (Also VHS)
      1. Bach's Fight For Freedom. 50 min.
      2. Bizet's Dream. 50 min.
      3. Handel's Last Chance. 50 min.
      4. Liszt's Rhapsody. 50 min.
      5. Rossini's Ghost. 52 min.
      6. Strauss: The king of three Quarter Time. 50Min.
    3. Great Composers. BBC, 1997 (Also VHS)
      1. Bach. 55 min.
      2. Mozart. 55 min.
      3. Tchaikovsky. 55 min.
      4. Puccini. 55 min.
      5. Beethoven. 55 min.
      6. Wagner. 55 min.
      7. Mahler. 55 min.,
    4. Meet the Musicians. 1998
      1. Bach: A monumental miracle in music, bridging the past and future. 52 min.
      2. Beethoven: An Inspiring tale of courage and perseverance. 56 min.
      3. Gershwin: A story of success achieved through the fascinating rhythms. 58 min.
      4. Mozart: An enthralling tale of genius and unbounded creativity. 50 min.
      5. Joplin: A story of a genius whose music helped to break down racial barriers. 50 min.
    5. A Song to Remember. (Dramatized Life of Chopin). Colombia Pictures Presents, 1944. 1 hr, 52 min.
    6. Sparky's Magic Piano. UAB Gold. 60 min.
  • DVDs and CDs for Older Students and Teachers
    1. The Art of Piano: Great Pianists of the 20th Century. NVC, 110 min. (Also VHS)
    2. Bach Performance on the Piano: Angela Hewitt. Lecture & Recital. Hyperion, 2008, Lecture 148 min. Recital 62min.
    3. Freeing the Caged Bird
    4. Hinson, Maurince. Lecture & Demonstration. (Also VHS.)
      • Baroque Dance and Baroque Keyboard Music. 42 min.
      • Performance Practice in Baroque Keyboard Music. 65 min.
      • Performance in Classical Piano. 60 min.
      • Performance Practice in Romantic Piano Music. 60 min.
      • Performance Practice in Impressionistic Piano Music. 60 min.
      • Performance Practice in Early 20th Century Piano Music. 60 min.
    5. Kapoff, Fred. 3-D piano with Fred Kapoff. Kapoff featured in his technique master class with his students. 2009. FSC Mixed Sources.
      • Unit 1: Foundations. 36 min.
      • Unit 2: Three-dimensional Movement. 40 min.
      • Unit 3: Chord Ensemble & Sound Quality. Unit 4: Arpeggios. 35 min.
      • Unit 5: The Vibrato Technique. Unit 6: Trills. 65 min.
      • Unit 7: Scales. 77 min.
      • Unit 8: Peddling. Unit 9: Rhythm & Artistry. 43 min.
    6. Keeping Score. San Francisco Symphony
      • Beethoven's Eroica
    7. National Artistic Treasure: Contemporary Peking Opera
    8. National Piano Foundation: Getting Started in Group Teaching 2 hours 13 min. Quin Mathews Films.
    9. Nelita True at Eastman: Lecture, Demo. (Also VHS)
      • Volume 1: Portrait of a Pianist-Teacher. 60 min.
      • Volume 4: Principles of Style for Young Pianists. 60 min.
    10. New School for Music Study. Lecture & Demonstration
      • Jazz and More, Folk songs Revisited. 85 min.
      • Byways to the Masters. 85 min.
    11. Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L 1037.
    12. The Byron Janis Story. Sony, 2013. 55 min.
    13. OMTA Piano Syllabus
      • Level 1-5
      • Level 6-10
    14. The Pianist Practices: Lecture. (Also VHS)
      • Emilio Del Rosario: Using movement for Expressive Purpose. 40 min.
      • Nina Svetlanova: The Art of Teaching Beginners. 30 min.
      • Mastin Canin: How to Attain Objectivity Toward One's Performance When Practicing. 30 min.
      • John Perry: Personal Ideas on Practicing. 32 min.
    15. The Pianist Practices: Master Class (Also VHS)
      • Emilio Del Rosario & Eugene Pridonoff. 65 min.
        • Chopin: Nocturne in Cm, op. post
        • Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
      • Martin Canin. 35 min.
        • Haydn Sonata. Hob. 33 in D, 1st Movement
        • Beethoven Sonata in Dm, Op.31 No2, 3rd Movement
    16. A Surprise in Texas: The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. Two DVD set
      1. Documentary. 92:30.
      2. Bonus: Performances of the Three Medalists. 48:00.
    17. They came to Play: Documentary of The International Amateur Piano Competition. 91 min.
    18. Understanding Learning Disabilities: Workshop, How difficult can this be? PBS, 70 min.
    19. Virtuoso: The Olga Samaroff Story. New York Filmmaker's Library, 2010.
    20. Victor Borge. Wolf Trap Home Video, 1991. 45 min.
      • Birthday Gala
      • The Best of Victor Borge

    CDs

    1. Chopin Nocturnes. Arthur Houle, 72 min.
    2. Weekley & Arganbright Promotional CD Sampler. Selection from Kjos One Piano, Four Hand Editions.
    3. Schwarzkopf, Alexander. Figures, 17 Choreographic Etudes for Piano. 2006.
  • OMTA Lectures and Master Classes

    The following OMTA lectures and masterclasses have been video and/or audio taped by Sandy Hull, NCTM and will be available upon request only. Please contact Sandy Hull at 541-485-3524 if you are interested in reviewing or studying any of these video DVDs or audio CDs. Please allow at least 2 weeks for preparation and at that time they would be on loan from the OMTA library and need to be returned in a timely manner.

    Lecture and Masterclasses (2010/2011 - Updated 10/25/11)

    1. Guenther, Mary Ann. The Beauty of Bach. Eugene OMTA, 3/8/10 (video)
    2. Wachter, Claire. Masterclass and lecture on Schumann. OMTA, 4/12/10 (video)
    3. True, Nelita. Masterclass. U of O, 10/11/10 (video and audio)
      • Etude Op. 8, No. 4 by Scriabin
      • Fantasy in C Minor, K 475 by Mozart
      • Sonata Op. 57, 3rd Movement by Beethoven
      • Sonata Op. 10, No. 1, Allegro by Beethoven
    4. Schwarzkoph, Alex. 17 Choreographical Etudes by Falko Steinbach. Eugene OMTA, 2/14/11 (audio only)
    5. Mack, Peter. Masterclass. U of O, 2/21/11 (audio only)
      • Moments Musicaux D. 780 by Schubert
      • Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 by Beethoven
      • Sonata in D Major, K. 576 by Mozart
    6. Cleaver, Deborah. Starting Out Right: How to Give Beginners a Healthy Start at the Keyboard. Eugene OMTA 3/14/11 (video)
    7. Gray, Harold. French Music for the Intermediate Student. Eugene OMTA, 4/10/11 (video)
    8. Wright, Geneva. Making the Most of It: A Perspective on the Syllabus Program or, How to take advantage of everything Syllabus has to offer! Eugene OMTA 9/12/11 (video)
    9. Perry, John. Masterclass. U of O, 10/3/11 (video)
      • Sonata in B flat Major, K. 333 by Mozart
      • Danza de la Moza Donosa by Ginastera
      • 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80 by Beethoven
      • Concerto in B flat Major, Op. 83 by Brahms

    OMTA State Conference in Corvallis July 2010 (audio only)

    1. Wachter, Claire. Masterclass for Student Ensembles. 7/24/10
      • Sonata in D K381, Allegro by Mozart
      • Andante from Kindertrio in G, Op. 39, No. 2 by Julius Klengel (violin, cello and piano)>
      • Concerto for 2 Pianos & Orchestra in C Minor BWV 1060, 3rd Movement, Allegro by J.S. Bach
    2. Kramer, Dean. Advanced Masterclass. 7/23/10
      • Sonata No. 2 in B flat Minor, Op. 35, Grave-Doppio movimento & Scherzo by Chopin
      • Kreisleriana, Op. 16, Nos. 1 and 7 by Schumann
    3. Kramer, Dean. Lecture: Dean Kramer's Personal Reflections on Chopin 7/23/10
    4. Mack, Peter. Not Only Fur Elise: Gorgeous Unknown Compositions by Well-Known Composers. 7/23/10
    5. Marlais, Dr. Helen. Lecture: The Essentials for Success: When Students Practice and are Motiviated. 7/25/10
    6. Marlais, Dr. Helen. Masterclass for Intermediate Students. 7/25/10

    OMTA State Conference in Portland July 2011 (audio only)

    1. Alexander, Dennis. Lecture: Teaching the Romantics to Young Pianists. 7/12/11
    2. Alexander, Dennis.
      • Masterclass: 10:45 AM
        • Bach: Prelude BWV 851
        • Alexander: Toccata
        • Tcherepnin: Bagatelle, Op. 5, No. 7
        • Chopin: Nocturne in c minor, Op. Post.
        • Garcia: Images of Spain No. 1
        • Alexander, Dennis.
      • Masterclass: 1:45 PM
        • Ginastera: American Prelude No. 6
        • Chopin: Polonaise in g minor, Op. Post.
        • Reinhold: Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 28, No. 3
        • Pieczonka: Tarantelle
    3. Alexander, Dennis. Masterclass: 3:30 PM
      • Beethoven: Sonata Op. 79 (I)
      • Ginastera: Danza de la Moza Donosa
      • Chopin: Valse Brillante in E flat Major, Op. 18
      • Kabalevsky: Variations, Op. 40 No. 1
    4. Boepple, Hans. Lecture: Musical Imagination 7/13/10
    5. Boepple, Hans. Masterclass: 10:15 AM
      • Chopin: Fantasie Impromptu
      • Haydn: Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/50 I (an amazing 11 yr old)
      • Liszt: Rhapsody No. 15
    6. Boepple, Hans. Masterclass: 1:45 PM
      • Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso
      • Rachmaninov: Etude, Op. 39, No. 6
      • Debussy: Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum
      • Chopin: Scherzo in b-flat minor, Op. 31, No. 2
  • Eugene District Meeting DVDs and CDs
    1. Buhn,Virginia. Style and Interpretation for the Young Pianist. DVD (Two copies), 2/11/08.
    2. Cooper, Matt. Jazz Piano for Classical Pianists. 3/01. 1hr. 23 min.
    3. Csonka, Marti Franz Liszt: Master Teacher of the Golden Era. . DVD, 10/12/09.
    4. Damgaard, Ursula. Preventing Injury at the Piano Through efficient Practicing. Two CDs, 4/13/09.
    5. Dossin, Alexandre. Lecture & Demonstration. Kabalevsky. DVD, 11/12/07.
    6. Fahlman, Dorothy. Achieving Excellence Lecture and Piano Masterclass. Two CDs, Two DVDs, 02/09/09.
    7. Hull, Sandy. Teaching in the 21st Century Two CDs, 01/11/10.
    8. Junior Bach Festival State Final Event Recital. First Presbyterian Church, Newport, Oregon. DVD, 03/01/09.
    9. Kinney, Forrest, NCTM. Pattern Play DVD #1. Chord Play DVD #2. 10/14/2013.
    10. Littlehales, Margaret, NCTM. Choosing Student Repertoire. CD #1, #2, 03/12/2012.
    11. Lui-Tawaststjerna, Dr. Hui-Ying. Rachmaninoff's Interpretation of his C# Minor Prelude. CD, 03/ 08. (Two copies)
    12. Magrath, Jane. Piano Masterclass. OMTA State Conference, Eugene, Oregon. DVD, 08/02/09.
    13. Magrath, Jane. Repertoire for the Intermediate Piano Student Lecture. OMTA State Conference. DVD, 08/02/09. (Two copies).
    14. Marianos, Alma. Robert Muczynski Revisited. 03/09. (Three packets: Two Audio CDs in each.)
    15. Megargel, Esther. OMTA Composer of the Year Recital. OMTA State Conference. Two DVDs, 07/31/09.
    16. Mirabella, Christine. Successful Teaching Strategies. CD, 11/ 09/09. (Two packets. In each: two CDs - Part 1 & 2.)
    17. Mirabella, Lea. Piano Technique. Three DVDs, 7/09.
    18. Mittelstaedt, Janet. Monocle to Musical: 25 Ideas for Piano Teaching and Practicing. Two DVDs, 02/08/10.
    19. OMTA Teacher Panel Discussion. Two CDs, 9/14/ 09
      • Panel: Janie Kaminski, Beginning Students
      • Pat Morse:, Keeping Students Through High School
      • Betsy Parker: Preparing for a Successful Performance
    20. Rodriguez, Santiago. Advanced Piano Master Class. OMTA State Conference. DVD, 07/3/09.
    21. Serra-Brooks, Beveryly. Tobias Matthay's Principles. With handout. DVD #1, #2, 11/11/2013.
    22. Shockley, Rebecca. Mapping Mucic for Memory. 4/01 (39 min)
    23. Trio Pacifica (Katheryn Lucktenberg, Steve Pologe, Victor Steinhardt). Storytelling through Music. DVD, 11/07/00.
    24. Tutunov, Alexander. OMTA Masterclass. Composers: Beethoven, Debussy, Bartok, Bach and Chopin. 1/10/2005. DVD. (1 hr.50 min.)
    25. University of Oregon Faculty. UO Faculty Showcase Recital. OMTA State Conference, UO, Eugene, Oregon. DVD, 07/31/09.
    26. Wright, Geneva. Formula for Success Workshop. 11/14/88. DVD, (2 hrs.)
    27. Wright, Geneva, Barbara Gustavson-Rice. Preparing Students for Upper Division Syllabus. 10/00, DVD. (90 min.)
  • VHS Tapes for Young Students
    1. A Song to Remember. Movie about Chopin. Columbia Pictures, 1986. 112 min.
    2. The Composers' Specials. Sony, 1995 (Also DVD)
      • Bach's Fight For Freedom. 50 min.
      • Bizet's Dream. 50 min.
      • Handel's Last Chance. 50 min.
      • Liszt's Rhapsody. 50 min.
      • Rossini's Ghost. 52 min.
      • Strauss: The King of Three Quarter Time. 50 min.
    3. Sparky's Magic Piano. Classics for Children. UAV gold. 60 min.
  • VHS Tapes for Older Students & Teachers
    1. The Art of Piano: Great Pianists of the 20th Century. NVC ARTS, 108 min.
    2. Dr. Alexander Tutuor. OMTA Meeting Master Class, Jan. 10, 2005
    3. Hinson, Maurice. Alfred Music, 1997. (Also DVD)
      • Baroque Dance and Baroque Keyboard Music 42 min.
      • Performance Practices in Baroque Keyboard Music. 65 min.
      • Performance Practice in Classical Piano Music 60 min.
      • Performance Practice in Early 20th Century Piano Music. 60 min.
      • Performance Practice in Impressionistic Piano Music. 60 min.
      • Performance Practice in Romantic Piano Music. 60 min.
    4. The History of the Pianoforte: A Documentary in Sound. Indiana, 90 min.
    5. Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts New York Philharmonic. Sony, 59 min.
    6. Nelita True at Eastman: Lecture & Demonstration.
      • Volume 1, Portrait of a Pianist-Teacher 60 min.
      • Volume 4, Principals of Style for the Young Pianist. 60 min.
    7. New School for Music Study Press. (Set of two)
      • Jazz And More: Tony Caramia Lecture. New School for Music Study Press. 85 min.
      • Byways To The Masters: Sam Holland Lecture. New School of Study Press. 85 min.
    8. OMTA Jazz Piano Syllabus
      • Level 1-2-3-4-5-6-7
    9. OMTA Piano Syllabus
      • Level 1-2-3 (Two sets)
      • Level 4-5-6 (One set)
      • Level 7-8-9-10 (Two sets)
    10. Piano Grand: A Smithsonian Celebration. CMV. 120 min.
    11. The Pianist Practices. Lecture.
      • Emilio Del Rosario: Technique for Pre-College Students. 40 min.
      • Emilio Del Rosario: Using Movement for Expressive Purposes. 40 min
      • Goeffrey Haydon & Mike Kocour: Jazz Improvisation in the Piano Studio
      • Hohn Perry: Personal Ideas on Practicing
      • Nina Svetlanova: The Art of Teaching Beginners. 30 min.
      • Martin Canin: How to attain objectivity toward one's performance when practicing.
    12. The Pianist Practices. Master Class
      • Emilio Del Rosario & Eugene Pridonoff. 65 min.
      • Chopin: Nocturne in Cm, Op. Post
      • Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
      • Martin Canin. 35 min.
      • Haydn: Sonata, Hob.33 in D major
      • Beethoven: Sonata in Dm, Op.31 No.2 3rd Movement
  • Compositions
    1. Safer, Paul.
      • Amadeus Blues
      • Blue Note Suite
      • Eggs and Rice
      • June Bug Ballet
      • Montag in Wien
      • Seasons of Styles
      • Stella's Waltz
      • Summer Suite
      • A Young Personís Rhapsodie

Next Meeting

Monday, October 9, 2017, 9 AM

Memorize and Remember, Presented by Dr. Jeanine Jacobson
Place: First Congregational Church, Eugene

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