Classical Music Indy aims to build the best classical music library of sound recordings among the Midwest region’s arts & culture institutions.
Named for F. Bruce Peck Jr., one of the organization’s founding members and longtime treasurer, the Peck Classical Music Library began as a 2500-disc collection. The library has grown to over 48,000 classical music sound recordings and accompanying liner notes which serve as the primary resource for Classical Music Indy’s syndicated radio programming, music streaming service, and podcasts.
The library has recently now grown in scope to include significant holdings of underrepresented classical artists, such as women composers and musicians of color.
The library is also an archive for original works commissioned by Classical Music Indy, typically new works by Indianapolis-based composers. Program hosts also make a special effort to share music that has a connection to Indiana in the form of performers, composers, conductors, educators, and others who currently live or have lived in the state.
The library has a number of uncataloged special collections that were acquired to support the organization’s former programs such as Choral Colors, Concert Band Hour, and AntiquaNova. While these shows are no longer being aired or produced, these recordings have found new distribution on Classical Music Indy’s streaming service. The library’s special collections include: choral music, early music, solo vocal music, Broadway and film, opera, and concert wind band.
The Peck Classical Music Library is a private collection limited to internal staff use, but its listener reach is global in scope. For more information, contact [email protected].