Maine
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
Bagaduce Music Lending Library

The Bagaduce Music Lending Library began with 250 pieces of music in 1983. Today there are over 250,000 different titles in a great variety of musical genres, with over a million pieces housed in the red barn in Blue Hill. The music donations just keep arriving daily. Every day envelopes boxes and crates are delivered to the Library. Volunteers finally completed cataloging a 6000 title collection of double reed and chamber music donated by oboist, Don Cohn of New York City. One day last year a truck arrived bringing 28 file cabinets, four drawers high, filled with wonderful choral music. This was donated to us by Donald Gooding of Island Music Inc. in Falmouth, Maine. We have now become one of the largest music library collections in North America, and our music is available to anyone world-wide for education, performance or research. The music library was also fortunate to receive generous grants from the Davis Foundation and from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. These enabled us to drill a new well and make necessary drainage repairs to the building to ensure dry storage downstairs. We are very grateful for their continued support In 2012 the library offered a number of exciting musical events. In April, the library hosted the 16th annual Young Composers Competition and Festival, with Gene Nichols as our keynote speaker. In July we sponsored a very successful 22nd Blue Hill Pops concert featuring the phenomenal jazz harpist, Liza Rey, plus wonderful performances by Flash in the Pans Steel Band, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine, the New Trad Trio and the Bagaduce Pops Singers under the direction of Bronwyn Kortge. These events promote musical talent and education and bring the community together to celebrate music and the beginning of summer. The Blue Hill Pops traditionally held on July 3rd is also the music library’s biggest fund raising event each year. In October we reached out to our friends in the New York City area, by having benefit concerts featuring well known violinist Andy Stein and cello Prodigy Sujari Britt. This is to spread word about this amazing resource we have here in Blue Hill, Maine. The year 2015 brought an upswing in support and donations as well as over 8000 Volunteer work hours. At this point it is becoming increasingly clear that the collection is outgrowing our present capacity, so a committee is currently reviewing the Library’s special needs and investigating ways to utilize existing space more efficiently. Keep an eye on this! The Bagaduce Music Lending Library has found a renewed spirit and passion for our mission to collect, preserve and share music. In 2017 we moved to a new location in Blue Hill and have a wonderful new Library as well as a Performance Hall. We are getting a new web site but the old one, www.bagaducemusic.org, is still functional even with its quirks. Please go to the site to see the programs we offer to the public and to children. As always, our music catalog can be searched and orders placed for the music we have in our collection. The music is, as always, the foundation of why we work to keep the Bagaduce Music Lending Library in existance.

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I Have Worked With

  • Kneisal Hall is a member of the Library since 1986 and they borrow music for their students to perform or study.

  • Since 1998 the Monteux School has borrowed music for ensemble playing with the musicians attending for the conductors to study their craft..

  • Brazos Choral has been borrowing multiple copies of choral works since 1989.  

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Teresa
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Fax: 
207-374-2733
Mailing Address: 
49 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Physical Address: 
49 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Last Name: 
Myrwang Holum
Phone: 
207-374-5454

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Country
Music - Dance / DJ
Music - Electronica
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
1983
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
Arabic
Chinese
Creole
French
Gaelic
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Native American / Indigenous
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Institution/Business Type: 
Libraries
Activities and Services: 
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Music Library Association

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Performance Hall
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
49 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Venue Phone: 
207-374-5454
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Theater in the Round
Thrust Stage
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dressing room(s)
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Piano
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
100
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$35
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$100
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)