Ray Heigemeir

Public Services Librarian for Music

Ray Heigemeir, Music Library
(650) 384-9985

I oversee all aspects of public service for Music including reference, circulation, instruction, and facilities. I assist patrons in finding and using music research resources, provide tours, mount exhibits, and facilitate digitization requests. I maintain an active current awareness program and am the primary blogger on music topics  for the Stanford Libraries blog. I serve as webmaster for the Music Library site, and assist in developing the Stanford Libraries' web presence through work with the Online Experience Group.

Ray Heigemeir

Public Services Librarian for Music

I oversee all aspects of public service for Music including reference, circulation, instruction, and facilities. I assist patrons in finding and using music research resources, provide tours, mount exhibits, and facilitate digitization requests. I maintain an active current awareness program and am the primary blogger on music topics  for the Stanford Libraries blog. I serve as webmaster for the Music Library site, and assist in developing the Stanford Libraries' web presence through work with the Online Experience Group.

Education 

  • MA (musicology), University of Texas at Austin
  • MLS, Simmons College, Boston
  • BM, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

Professional activities 

Member, Music Library Association. Previous library experience encompasses academic law and commercial advertising. Additional professional training includes the Western Archives Institute, UC Berkeley; and Rare Book School, University of Virginia.

More about me 

I was born and raised in the lower Hudson Valley of New York State. My undergraduate major was in music history and violoncello, and my master's work focused on music iconography in William Hogarth's London, as well as library reference services for music, art, theater, and dance. In my leisure time I enjoy cooking and food culture, the piano, and figure drawing.

Select blog archive

Pre-collegiate students encounter popular music of the past
The Jenny Lind paper doll set
 (see also : Manuscripts from the Jenny Lind Collection)
Composers and their works
North Korean music, peace, propaganda
Henry Cowell's tone clusters and The Harp of Life
Tune in, turn on, and...
Introducing Alfredo Piatti
The Fallen Angel: An oratorio, unearthed
A small remembrance of Duke Ellington
Chopin comes of age
Cavalleria rusticana: Mascagni's smash hit
Opern-Typen: opera meets the comics
Piston's Salute, Fisk, and Stanford
Songs of survival: vocal music by women POWs
Are you a "Round Hed"?
The opera that Haydn never heard
Haydn's duets for lovers
Haydn's sonata for a Parisian lady
The Seasons, and Haydn slows down
Haydn’s English songs: the canzonettas
Haydn's "exquisitely captivating" Arianna a Naxos
Haydn and the challenge of the baryton
Haydn's Lieder of 1781
Haydn, Pleyel, and the complete string quartets
Haydn, Burney, England, and The Creation
A tiny addition to the Music Library
Why I use a feed reader (and why you should, too!)
JS Bach complete works for organ: listen now!
Pagan ritual, Parisian riots, and extra-terrestrial gold
Rare opera films online 

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