Music Facilities & Resources

The Music Resource Center, located in the Kittredge Music Wing, is the college's treasure chest of music-books, sheet music, and audio-recordings (CDs, Tapes, and LPs). The quiet atmosphere and friendly service makes it an ideal location for students to study, listen to rare recordings, and research music. To view the Music Resource Center check-out policies, click here.

MONDAY 8:00 – 11:00 AM; 1:00 – 4:00 PM
TUESDAY 3:00 – 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 – 11:00 AM; 1:00 – 4:00 PM
THURSDAY 3:00 – 4:00 PM
FRIDAY 1: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FRIDAY 2: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Practice Rooms are available for use by all Warren Wilson College students, faculty, and staff during normal building hours (students may be given access to practice rooms after normal hours with permission from Kevin Kehrberg, Warren Gaughan, or Steve Williams). There are seven individual practice rooms on the second floor of the building, each equipped with its own piano. These rooms are well lit with large windows that look out over the art buildings. There are two large practice rooms downstairs that remain available for student use throughout the day, and a multi-use room with a grand piano, plenty of seats, and wall-to-ceiling shag carpeting--ideal for large groups


Fred Bartenstein Collection of Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Early Country Music

This collection is a generous gift from Fred Bartenstein, a major figure within bluegrass music scholarship and literature since the late 1960s. It comprises over 1,500 CDs and over 2,000 LPs of bluegrass, old-time, and early country music recordings. The Music and Appalachian Studies programs at WWC are very excited about the resources that Fred’s gift brings to the college. As of 2013, over 400 items (mostly CDs) have been processed and are available for check out from Ellison Library. The LP collection will form a centerpiece of an eventual Traditional Music listening space in the Music Resource Center.