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RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Titles for 2022

19 August 2021

In January 2022 RILM Music Encyclopedias will add three more reference works to its collection of currently 60 historical and current titles. These are:

  • François Henry Joseph Blaze (Castil-Blaze). Dictionnaire de musique moderne (2nd ed.; Paris: Au magasin de musique de la Lyre moderne, 1825) 2 vols; xvi, 324 p. [25]; 389 p.
  • Sokol Shupo. Enciklopedia e muzikës shqiptare (Tiranë: Asmus, 2002) 318 p.
  • Terry Moran. Vietnamese musical instruments: A monographic lexicon ([Singapore]: author, 2020) 384 p.

The addition of these titles, which augment the coverage and depth of RILM Music Encyclopedias, emphasizes RILM’s mission to include the music scholarship of all countries and in all languages.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is the continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopedias and dictionaries designed to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the international music community. In addition to quarterly updates and revisions, including additions to Komponisten der Gegenwart, the repository broadens its coverage annually.

RILM Music Encyclopedias can be accessed via EBSCOhost and, as of recently, on RILM’s platform Egret at

For further information, please email

Bibliography Now!

17 August 2021

A high-quality bibliography or reference list is an essential part of any academic paper and any research-driven class. Incorporate a bibliography session into your seminar and it’s on RILM. We provide live instruction to classes with subject-specific and comprehensive sessions via Zoom, focusing on RILM Abstracts, RILM Music Encyclopedias, and/or MGG Online. Get your students up-to-speed, relying on authoritative, peer-reviewed, and author signed information to write unforgettable term papers.

Contact us today to set up a session for the coming semester, at

Wishing you a great semester.

RILM Announces Search for Deputy Executive Director

09 August 2021

NEW YORK, New York — 6 August 2021 — Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), the non-profit organization that documents and disseminates music research worldwide, has kicked off its global search for a Deputy Executive Director. This is a newly created position offering significant opportunity for professional growth ​​with the expectation that, as mutually understood benchmarks and measures are met, the Deputy will assume increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming qualified for promotion to Executive Director.

RILM is an innovative, entrepreneurial-spirited organization that is well-funded and poised to expand its  leadership in support of the world of comprehensive and inclusive music research.

“Under the leadership of Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, RILM has expanded its documentation of the world’s writings about music to encompass more and more publications from around the world,” says Philippe Vendrix of the RILM Board of Directors. “Further, RILM is now heavily engaged in providing much-needed article and encyclopedia full-text content from around the world and is well situated to continue its growth and expansion.”

“I have loved being at the helm of RILM for all these years and watching the organization grow to meet the changing needs of the music research community,” says Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie, current Executive Director. “Working with new leadership will be a wonderful way to bring my tenure at RILM to a close. I expect my transition to take place over one or two years.”

The search process is expected to unfold over the next few months, with the new Deputy Executive Director targeted to be in place by the end of the calendar year or early in 2022.

The Deputy Executive Director opportunity can be found at

For more information about the opportunity, please email

About Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) is a non-profit organization that documents and disseminates music research worldwide. RILM is committed to representing the world’s knowledge about all musical traditions and to making this knowledge accessible to research and performance communities via digital collections and advanced research and discovery tools. RILM’s collections aim to include the music scholarship of all countries, in all languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries, thereby fostering research in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.