Tech Tip: Musopen

Homepage of the Musopen website

This month’s tip is a non-profit organization that provides free access to sheet music, royalty-free public domain music recordings, and other music resources: Musopen. They offer a wide range of musical content, including solo piano variations, introductions to great composers, and guides to specific musical pieces. Their mission is to make music more accessible to everyone, allowing musicians, students, and music enthusiasts to explore and enjoy a diverse collection of musical works. Whether you are looking for classical compositions, educational materials, or resources for writing music, Musopen serves as a valuable platform for discovering and engaging with music across various genres and styles.

Where do you get music for your projects? Are you aware of other royalty-free resources? Please share in the comments below!

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Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, serving in the HS-STEM Administration Unit, and identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community. You may reach him at