Name of Collection: Musical Theater & Performing Arts

School Name: Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS)

Address: 328 West 48th Street, Room 311

Phone: 212-246-6975

Fax: 212-247-7514

Librarian: Ms. Kennedy

Librarian's e-mail:


PPAS is a grade 6-12 school with a focus on the performing arts. Middle school students study all performing arts. High School students major in one of the following areas; Vocal, Instrumental, Musical Theater, Drama, Theater Technology or Dance (either at Alvin Ailey or the School for American Ballet).


All materials are listed in the PPAS Library OPAC. You can access the OPAC by going to the PPAS Library web page at: The OPAC is web based, so that it can be accessed anywhere you can access the internet.

Performing Arts Materials:

The libraries collection includes videos, periodicals, reference books, circulating books, plays, librettos & vocal selections in the area of performing arts.


Dance, Drama, Performance, Theater, Performing, Music, Vocal Selections, Vocal, Ballet, Instrumental, Jazz.

Subject Headings:

Librettos, Musical 782.14
Theater 792
Performing Arts 790
Music 780
Dance 793.3
Drama 808-822

Vocal Selections:

Here is a list of Vocal Selections at the PPAS Library. The Vocal Selections are musical scores from major Broadway Musicals.


A list of all periodicals that the PPAS Library subscribes to are listed on the PPAS Library web page at:


All videos are listed on the library OPAC and can be checked out by faculty to be used for instruction in the classroom. When searching the OPAC for videos, be sure to go into the "power" search mode, where you can select "material type" VIDEO.

Community Resources:

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts


PPAS Students attend academic classes from 8:30am to 1:15pm. Students then study in their performing arts major from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.