UNLV Music Library Highlighted Media: Richard Miller Collection

With some digging through the UNLV Music Library artifacts, I was able to find some potential treasures from the late Richard Miller, the well known professor of singing at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. I label these as artifacts because after searching high and low on the internet, I couldn't find a digital version of these items. In fact, what I was able to find was the same thing we have here in the Music Library: VHS's. That's right, we're going old school today.

These VHS's range from about 50 to 95 minutes long, with one exception of only 8 minutes of footage. And what is the footage on the tapes you ask impatiently? Videos of students working on various techniques with the late Richard Miller's narration. In out library, we have 8 videos, working with male and female voices on subjects like registration, resonance, agility and onset. One of these videos is shows registration through fiber-scope video and another tours the instruments used in 1990's of the Otto B. Schoepfle Vocal Arts Center.

A VHS player is necessary to view these tapes, but if you are interested in viewing some history in vocal pedagogy, follow the link to reserve and pick up these items. And please share with our staff how these rediscovered tapes turned out!

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