Carl S. Swisher Library/Resource Center

The library has a comprehensive collection of resources available to support the Department of Music, which include print and non-print materials. The Carl S. Swisher Library/Learning Resources Center has over 3,700 volumes of books and 757 albums to support the music area. In addition to the physical collection of books and albums, the library also subscribes to an extensive network of online databases which provide access to books, journals, newspapers, reference sources, magazines, legal resources, etc. The online resources are available from any computer housed on-campus and remote access is available through the Bethune-Cookman University Library’s webpage. Since the online databases are subscription based, the library access system is controlled through the registration process. Library accounts may be activated at the circulation desk. The extensive collection of databases and the off-campus access make the library resources extremely convenient and beneficial for our students enrolled in distance learning courses or those that are not able to physically visit the library, as they are able to access these resources from any location and at any time. In support of the Department of Music, the library has electronic subscriptions to NAXOS, Grove Music Online, Proquest’s International Index to Music Periodicals in Full Text and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. These resources include nearly 500 e-books and over 200 electronic journals. The library also subscribes to CREDO which has 9 e-reference books on music. Within EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete database and Proquest Research Library database users have access to nearly 180 journals on music.

The Department of Music houses two special holdings: The Black Music Research Collection contains books, scores, and CD's concerning African American Music. The Alvin Clark Jazz Collection contains some rare LP recordings reflecting the history of Jazz.

Department of Music Computer Labs

234, 235 Handfield

The Department of Music Computer Labs house the latest Apple computers, MIDI controllers, and music-based software. The lab is used for instruction and open to student use.

Studio 119

118, 119 Robinson

Robinson 118 and 119 are equipped with a Pro Tools HD Native System and are capable of MIDI production, vocal production, and mixing.

Piano Laboratory

 120 Robinson

Located in Robinson 120, the Piano Laboratory has digital pianos that are used for Class Piano and Music Education methods classes

Audio-Logic Sound Studios

Located at 418 Fremont Ave., Suite B, the Audio-Logic Recording Studio provides students with advanced music production and audio recording experiences in a real world facility. The studio employs a Pro Tools HD System with a Control 24 Console, and is equipped with a full trap set, piano, and an extensive microphone cabinet

Practice Rooms

Practice rooms with and without pianos are available to music majors for daily practice. Keys are distributed by the Music Department. A small fee is charged for replacement keys.Â

Performing Arts Center