Grand Opening Gala -Coming Mid-June 2017
The Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library will open in June 2017 as one of the largest independent resources of choral music scores and information in the Midwest. The staff and volunteers of the JSCRL is hard at work preparing for our Grand Opening compiling and cataloging our vast collection.
Please watch this page for regular updates and information regarding exciting programs and services.
The Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library will be a place where conductors, choral administrators and students conduct research into major works and short-form choral masterworks. In addition to thousands of titles in quantity the Sullivan Choral Library has thousands more reference copies and thousands of linked recordings.
A reading room will be established at the JSCRL for research into choral methodologies, music history, conducting techniques and composer biographies. The reading room will be fully available to conductors, students and researchers on-site at the Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library.
Choral organizations, churches and schools nationwide will be able to reduce expenses by renting scores from the Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library. Rental cost will be but a fraction of full purchase price. Watch this space for the release of our complete catalogue and rental process.
UNDERPRIVILEGED ORGANIZATIONS & POPULATIONS
Do you work with an organization that serves underprivileged populations? Is your organization seeking to grow and reach out, but has a limited budget for music purchase? One of the missions of the Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library is to provide music for such organizations at reduced rental cost or free of charge. Once the JSCRL is open worthy organizations will be able to apply for support for special projects.
The Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library has been collecting rare and long out-of-print works from across the country as we seek to preserve great choral music. Many quality editions are no longer available through traditional sources, but are preserved for research and performance here at the JSCRL. Our staff is carefully reviewing each music score to ensure that it is protected and preserved for many generations to come.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS & GIFTS
The Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library was created by a most generous grant from Ms. Jane G. Sullivan of Marietta, Georgia.
Substantial support for library computer equipment and files was provided by Wayne and Martha Burdette of Atlanta, Georgia.
Building renovation to prepare for the installment of the library was provided by David and Diane Barker of Belton, Missouri and Gene and Kim Claxton of Lenexa, Kansas.
A significant gift of additional music scores has been received from the former Gwinnett Choral Guild in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, the Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Kansas City Public School District in Kansas City, Missouri.
A significant gift of office furnishings has been received from the Kansas City Public School District in Kansas City, Missouri.
In-kind donations and funding gifts to the Jane Sullivan Choral Resource Library
are fully tax-deductible under the William Baker Choral Foundation, Inc.