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Nobue Matsuoka Associate Librarian University Library Faculty

Additional Positions at AU
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Performing Arts
MLIS, Library & Information Science, Louisiana State University; MM, Percussion Performance, Southern Methodist University; BM, Percussion Performance, Loyola University in New Orleans

Languages Spoken
Favorite Spot on Campus
Katzen Recital Hall
Nobue, a native of Japan, moved from New Orleans in 2006 to become the Music/Performing Arts librarian at American University. As the head of the music library in Katzen, Nobue is responsible for the overall management of this very special branch library. Prior to arriving at AU, she worked for Google Inc. as a Japanese Quality Rater, a Reference/Technical Services Librarian at Notre Dame Seminary, a cataloger at Keeneland Equine Library, and a Public Services Assistant/ILL specialist at Loyola University in New Orleans.

As an orchestral percussionist, her professional career includes performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans Opera, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan. In 2003, Gambit Weekly of New Orleans honored her performance “Sticks and Strings II” with the Tribute to the Classical Arts Award for Best Chamber Performance.

Nobue also volunteers for the Montgomery County Humane Society fostering homeless dogs.
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • MUS-021 Private Instrument Study: Percussion

  • MUS-022 Private Instrument Study: Percussion

  • MUS-121 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Percussion

  • MUS-122 Private Instrument/Vocal Study: Percussion