Bibliographies of songs can help you select suitable repertoire for study, or for programming a recital. Many are annotated with information such as range, level of difficulty, tempo, and advice on performance and interpretation.
Search for these resources in the Library's catalog using the following subject headings:
You can also find most of them shelved under the call numbers ML128 S3 and ML128 V7. (Check both the Reference room and the main stacks (shelves).)
There are bibliographies, catalogs, and indexes that collect literary works in general categories, and identify musical settings that have been done.
Musical setttings of American poetry.
Musical settings of early and mid-Victorian literature: a catalogue.
Index to poetry in music: a guide to the poetry set as solo songs by 125 major song composers.
If you're researching a particular poet, etc., whose work has been set to music, try the following strategies:
[Author's name] -- Musical settings.
These can be searched in the Library's catalog using the following subject headings:
Greene, Don. Audition success.
Baskerville, David. Music business handbook & career guide.
Hines, Jerome. The four voices of man.
Miller, Richard. On the art of singing.
Periodical: Classical singer.
If you're a voice major, chances are you'll spend a large part of your professional career teaching. The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) provides support in this area.