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Violin Resources: Getting Started

Listening to Violin Music


Listen to and watch violin performances online!

Links to more Online Listening

To find CDs in the library catalog:

To find DVDs in the library catalog:

Making Recordings

Check out this portable Zoom Recorder from the Music Library Circulation Desk to make high quality recordings on the go!


Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

Websites for Violinists

Music Librarian

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Laura Williams
113 Biddle Music Building
Call me:(919) 660-5952
Subjects: Humanities, Music

Music Librarian

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Sarah Griffin
113B Biddle Music Building

Browsing in the Music Library Stacks

To find scores in the library catalog:

  • Search from the Music Library homepage. Click on the radio button for "Scores Only" 
  • Keep your searches simple and specific to find the scores you need.  For example, Beethoven violin concerto 61 (do not include "number" "no." "op." "opus" etc. as these terms can vary)

Browsing violin music in the Music Library:

  • M3 -- scholarly editions with critical commentary, shelved alphabetically by composer​​
  • M40--M44-- Solo violin
  • M217--M223-- Violin and piano music
  • M286--M287 -- Duets for 2 stringed instruments
  • M290--M291 -- Duets for wind and stringed instruments
  • M350--M351 -- String trios
  • M452 / M552 -- String quartets and quintets
  • M1012--M1013 -- Violin with orchestra
  • M1112--M1113 -- Violin with string orchestra
  • ML410 -- Composer biographies
  • ML418 -- Performer biographies
  • ML800--ML803 -- Books about the violin
  • MT260--MT267 -- Violin studies and exercises

Violin Research

Finding Articles about the Violin

Chamber Music Research