VCFA offers the following resources useful to the MFA in Music Composition scholar.
Index to Printed Music (IPM)
"The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is an invaluable resource for music researchers and students. IPM is the only online resource for finding individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions, with over 356,000 index records of individual music works." - EBSCO
(Username: VCFA | Password: Montpelier)
International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
A quickly growing, free, public domain virtual library that as of January, 2011 contains 33,659 works , 83,028 scores, 1,621 recordings, and 4,823 composers.
IMSLP: Other music score websites
Additional websites for scores not yet contained in the International Music Score Library.
Art Song Central
"Art Song Central is principally an archive and directory of free, printable sheet music for singers and voice teachers. An emphasis is placed on standard classical and traditional repertoire." - Art Song Central
Naxos Music Library
“Catalogues or selected recordings of over 250 independent labels … Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, Nostalgia music … wide range of standard and specialist repertoire…more than 49,740 CD-length recordings equivalent to 714,800 tracks uploaded, with addition of over than 800 CD-length recordings every month…music notes, cover artwork, tracklists, instrumentation and publisher information…libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas…more than 10,000 composer and artist biographies…pronunciation guide for composer and artist names Glossary, guide to musical terms and work analyses …” – NAXOS Music Library