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About Richard Griscom

Richard Griscom has more than twenty-five years of experience building collections that support a broad range of music studies in classical and popular music, jazz, and world music. Before coming to Penn in 2004, he was head of the music libraries at the University of Louisville and the University of Illinois. He holds a master's degree in musicology, and he has remained active in performance throughout his career. After seven years as an orchestra percussionist, he took up the recorder and currently performs with the Penn Recorder Ensemble. Dick is active in the Music Library Association, and he edited the association's journal, Notes, from 1997 to 2000. He is also coauthor of The Recorder: A Research and Information Guide (2003).


Present Director of Collections and Liaison Services, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Van-Pelt Library
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA 19104


Music Librarianship (4)

Digital Audio (2)

Institutional Repositories (2)

Recorder (musical instrument) (2)