Gary Boye

Library Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the Erneston Music Library in the Broyhill Music Building
  • Teaches Music Bibliography and Guitar Literature
  • Teaches Information Literacy modules for music history classes
  • 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 musics (note that Appalachian and bluegrass music is collected by the Appalachian Collection in Belk)
  • Develops the Web page for the Music Library


  • 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

  • Serves as a liason between the library and the Hayes School of Music
  • Tenured voting member on the library Departmental Personnel Committee
  • Chair of the library Curriculum Committee

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 history of country music, especially bluegrass music from the 1940s to 1970s
  • Performs on lute, Baroque guitar, and theorbo in Harmonia Baroque, an ASU faculty ensemble

Online Scholarship

Title: Coordinator of the Music Library, Professor

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2389

Fax: (828) 262-8642

Office address
Broyhill Music Center, Room 232


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