Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC)

The PARC is a library and computing space in the Performing Arts Building. It contains library materials, a computer lab with specialized software for the performing arts, workrooms for audio and video projects, and other information resources that support studies in the performing arts. All CDs, all musical scores, performing arts-related DVDs and VHS, and current issues of performing arts journals are located in the PARC

The PARC can be reached via phone (503-517-4823) or

Fall Hours (Aug 27 - Dec 14)

Mon - Thu 8:30am - 11pm
Fri 8:30am - 5pm
Sat 1pm - 5pm
Sun 5pm - 11pm

UPCOMING CLOSURE: The PARC will close at noon on Fri Dec 14 and remain closed until Tue Jan 22. Regular hours resume on Mon Jan 28. 

For additional exceptions and hours information, see Library hours page.


Megan Watson, Performing Arts Librarian

Joe Janiga, Instructional Technologist for the Performing Arts

Lea Shapiro, Serials/Performing Arts Specialist

Available for checkout at the PARC

Item Loan period for Students
Course reserves Most PARC reserves for 3 hours.
CDs and DVDs Most CDs and DVDs for 3 days.
Musical scores Most scores for 28 days.
iPads 3 days (due in PARC by closing)
Analog and USB mics for audio recording
(Apogee USB, Zoom iQ7, Shure SM-57’s, Behringer C-1 and C-2 mics, Shure SM-7b)
3 days (due in PARC by closing)
Alesis iOMix (Mobile 4 track iPad workstation for connecting analog mics and cables- to be used in conjunction with Multi Track Daw) 3 days (due in PARC by closing)
Mic stands, and various cables 3 days (due in PARC by closing)
Headphones, laptops,
and midi keyboards
24 hrs (due in the PARC by closing)
MOTU Traveller MK3 and Apogee Quartet for A/D recording (8 channel and 4 channel audio interfaces) 3 days (due in PARC by closing)
Mobile recording Mac Pro laptop with SSD and large hard drive (Dedicated to audio recording - with similar specialized software as room 327) 3 days (due in PARC by closing)
iOgrapher iPad case with accessories- Case that mounts the iPad for video along with a shotgun microphone and LED. 3 days (due in PARC by closing)
Roland EX Cube amp and stand- Portable (both battery and AC powered) amplifier with optional P/A stand. 24 hrs (due in the PARC by closing)
Moog Mother 32 and DFAM analog synths- True analog synths which reside only in room 327. Library use only

Software available on PARC computers


  • Earmaster 7- sight singing and ear training tutorial software
  • Photoscore- advanced music scanning
  • Finale- score creation/composition
  • Sibelius- score creation/composition


  • Izotope RX6 advanced- state of the art audio repair
  • Ozone 8 advanced Mastering suit- state of the art audio mastering (both available only in Room 327 and on the mobile recording laptop)
  • Logic Pro X- pro DAW
  • Ableton Live Suite 10- pro/Performance DAW
  • GarageBand- consumer DAW
  • Audacity- audio file editing/recording


  • Final Cut Pro- pro video creation/editing
  • iMovie-consumer video creation/editing


  • Pure Data- open source multi media programming language by the creator of MAX
  • Isadora- Live multimedia creation/manipulation
  • Q Lab- sequential show control
  • Max/MSP/Jitter- multimedia creation/connectivity
  • Mainstage- live performance with virtual instruments
  • DanceForms- dance choreography
  • LifeForms- dance choreography


  • Vectorworks- CAD for modeling physical structures.
  • Lightwright- Light design spreadsheet
  • Google Sketch Up- CAD modeling program
  • Adobe CS- (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Paintbrush- similar to paint for PCs
  • Fontographer- font design tool

PARC iPad Apps


  • Forscore- sheet music viewer
  • iDensity- musical instrument; granular Synth
  • Animoog- musical instrument; Moog’s amazing iPad synth


  • Garageband- DAW
  • Auria Promobile recording iPad only
  • AudioShare- simple stero capture and conversion software
  • SoundCloud- audio sharing
  • Audiobus- audio signal flow software to inter app connection
  • Apogee Maestro- apogee connection/mixer software for Apogee One mic
  • Spectograph- spectographic visualization of music


  • iMovie- video creation/editing
  • Movie Pro- pro video creation/editing
  • 8mm- vintage stylized video creation/editing


  • Animation Desk- animation creator


  • Google Drive- file sharing
  • BlueFireReader- Adobe content server protected ebook reader
  • Pages- document creation
  • Notability- note taking


The PARC has three workrooms for audio and video projects and individual and group study. All rooms have midi keyboards. Room 329 is designed to support video viewing and midi keyboard work for composition and music creation. Room 327 is designed to support audio and video editing, mixing and mastering with surround sound options. Room 330 is the largest room and includes an LCD monitor and surround sound.

These rooms are primarily first-come, first-serve but there is a reservation list for room 327 and a priority is always given for academic use related to the rooms specialization. If you’d like to reserve 330 for a viewing or group project, please contact Megan Watson,; for room 327, contact Joe Janiga,