Gary Boye

Liaison Areas

Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music

Library Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the Erneston Music Library in the Broyhill Music Building
  • Teaches Music Research for Performers (graduate)
  • Performs in-depth reference service in music
  • Manages the collection development of the Music Library collection, which includes books, scores, and audio-visual materials for classical, world, and popular music
  • Curates the Max Smith Collection in the Special Collection Research Center, including the Matanya Ophee Collection


  • B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance, University of Georgia, 1986
  • M.A. in Music History and Literature, University of Georgia, 1988
  • Ph.D. in Musicology, Duke University, 1995
  • M.S. in Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

Service Interests

  • Member of the Collection Management Team
  • Library representative for the Graduate Academic Policies & Procedures committee (GAPP)
  • MLA (Music Library Association)
  • SEMLA (South East Music Library Association)
  • IAML (International Association of Music Libraries)
  • AMS (American Musicological Society)

Scholarly Interests

  • The history of plucked string instruments from the 16th Century to the present, focusing primarily on the Baroque guitar, classical guitar, and lute
  • The guitar in the United States in the 19th Century
  • Film Exhibition in Northwestern North Carolina
  • The history of country music, especially bluegrass music from the 1940s to 1970s
  • Performs on guitar and other plucked stringed instruments in various local ensembles

Online Scholarship

Title: Coordinator of the Music Library, Professor

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2389

Fax: (828) 262-8642

Office address
232 Broyhill Music Center


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