The Seay Library maintains two collections of orchestral music which are available for borrowing under specific circumstances.
In 2003 The Colorado Springs Symphony Guild, desiring to further promote the musical arts in Colorado Springs and the liberal arts mission of Colorado College, made a gift of the Symphony Library to the College. Currently housed in Packard Hall on the Colorado College campus, this vast collection of over 800 orchestral scores and parts is available for use by orchestral groups residing in El Paso County. The following guidelines pertain to its use:
- The college has the primary right to use the Symphony Library for its educational purposes. However, whenever reasonably practicable, the college shall make the Symphony Library available upon request to other established symphonic organizations of all levels, based in El Paso County.
- The college will not charge for use of the Symphony Library by other Colorado Springs orchestral music users except to the extent necessary to cover reasonable processing and administrative expenses associated with maintaining the music library. The fee is normally $20, only to be exceeded if the cost of borrowing several works requires an undue amount of time.
This collection is searchable in the TIGER online library catalog. To inquire about the collection or request to borrow materials, please contact Daryll Stevens, Music Librarian, (719) 389-6126), or email the library.
Chamber Orchestra Library
The Chamber Orchestra collection includes repertoire performed by CC’s Chamber Orchestra.
Fee for borrowing is also $20; this fee covers works borrowed from both collections simultaneously. This collection is available for use by orchestral groups residing in El Paso County and the Tri-Lakes region.
This collection is also searchable in the TIGER online library catalog. To inquire about the collection or request to borrow materials, please contact Daryll Stevens, Music Librarian, (719) 389-6126), or email the library. Requests for borrowing works must be approved by the Chamber Orchestra Director; approval will be sought by Music Library staff.