Music dissertations


Available for loan:

ML29.4    Stanford doctoral dissertations

Onsite access only:

The following Stanford student papers may be paged through SearchWorks for onsite consultation in the Archive of Recorded Sound:

ML29       D.M.A. projects
ML29.1 projects
ML29.2    M.A. projects and theses
ML29.3    Senior Honors projects



Stanford dissertations may be found in SearchWorks (public access); or search the Dissertations & Theses @ Stanford database (restricted to Stanford users)

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses allows advanced searching for works produced by most US academic institutions (restricted to Stanford users). Some Stanford doctoral dissertations and DMA final projects may be available for purchase through ProQuest; check with your home institution.

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Online lists completed dissertations and new dissertation topics.

WorldCat is an excellent tool for locating dissertations for most colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and a great many from around the world. Some may be available for borrowing via InterLibrary Services.

Dissertations produced in foreign countries are often listed in their respective national, regional, or cooperative library catalogs.
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Browse music dissertations by Stanford graduates

  1. Nolan Lem. 2022

  2. Jack Atherton. 2022

  3. Noah Roy Fram. 2022