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ACDA--American Choral Directors
The American Spiritual
Ensemble--The American Spiritual Ensemble is composed of some of
the finest singers in the United States. The vocalists have thrilled
audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals
and Broadway numbers.
Audiotools--The Internet's premier source of dubious information,
suspect advise and Uncle Technology on all kinds of hi-fi and audio
Aviary Online Music Tools--Aviary
is a free suite of powerful online creation tools.
BHCosmetics--More than just for drama and theatrical people, want to learn something about the makeup and cosmetics history?
BMI--Broadcast Music, Inc., a U.S. music
performing rights organization
of Education--“Content Standards & Frameworks” for
public schools in California
Center Theater Group--Housed at
the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, Center Theatre Group is recognized
as one of the nation’s leading regional theatre companies with
ahistory of theatrical excellence.
Cerritos Performing Arts Center--Cerritos
Center for the Performing Arts hosts local and touring theatre, music,
and other events by performing artists.
Children's Music Web--a
non-profit resource for kids, families, and children's performers worldwide.
Choral Public Domain Library--Founded
in December 1998, CPDL was ported to ChoralWiki in August 2005.
You will find free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and
other useful information.
ultomate classical music destination on the web, with 14-day free trial.
Coustii--Special topics on guitar and ukulele, such as Easy Ukulele Chords for Beginners and Guitar Notes Chart for Beginners
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Ear Training--Ear training is the process of connecting music theory (notes, intervals, chords, scales, melodies, etc.) with the sounds we hear. The more we train our ear to recognize this connection, the better we get at singing and playing music, because we learn to understand what we sing and play and to anticipate musical stuctures.
Good Ear--FREE ear training at your computer, including intervals, chords, scales, cadences, jazz chords, note location and perfect pitch
music foundation to promote performing arts in all schools
Hampsong Foundation--Founded in 2003 by American baritone Thomas Hampson, the Hampsong Foundation seeks to create a platform to support and proliferate the art of song from around the world as a means to enhance communication and understanding among cultures through their poetry and music.
Harry Fox--A site about music
licensing, copyright protection, and music management.
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library--The
free public domain sheet music library. Online since February 16, 2006, 107,501
scores, 40,490 recordings, 123,690 CDs, and over 14,000 composers
University School of Music--The William and Gayle Cook Music Library
hosts categories in Individual Musicians and Popular Groups, Composers
and Composition, Other Groups and Ensembles, Genres and Types of Music,
Research and Study, Journals and Magazines, and, The Commercial World
International Foundation for Music
Research--The International Foundation for Music Research (IFMR)
was founded in 1997 to support scientific research to explore the relationship
between music and physical and emotional wellness, with particular attention
to the elderly population, the impact of music making on at-risk youth,
and music education and the effect of music and music making.
International Society for
Music Education--The International Society for Music Education was
formed at a conference convened by UNESCO in 1953 'to stimulate music
education as an integral part of general education.
Japanese Lessons--The Japanese language has only 5 vowels: a, i, u, e, o. They are terse vowels, pronounced clearly and sharply.
JamStudio--With over 300,000
members, JamStudio has become the favorite place to create music online.
Jazz at Lincoln Center--Jazz
concerts perform at the Lincoln Center
John Hopkins University, The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection--The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music consists of over 29,000 pieces of American popular music. This music was generously donated to The Johns Hopkins University by Lester S. Levy over a period of years starting in 1976 and is now housed in the Special Collections Division of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.
Korg--Since 1963, Korg uses the latest
technologies to create the finest electronic musical instruments, and
their very best.
Know Your Composers--A list of ten famous classical music composers, chronologically from Antonio Vivaldi to Igor Stravinsky. Other links, including information regarding composers Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt, can be found on this page.
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Library of Congress--The Library of Congress is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
Los Angeles Master Chorale--The The Los
Angeles Master Chorale, led by Music Director Paul Salamunovich, maintains
a unique and distinguished position as the largest independent choral
organization in the United States.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association--For
school children and teachers, the Los Angeles Philharmonic offers programs
that not only help music teachers enrich their offerings, but assist
classroom teachers in integrating music into the curriculum.
Mixcraft--A list of music recording
websites, including home recording, sound-proof materials, and other
acoustic recording equipment.
Morten Lauridsen--Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient (2007), he was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.
MTAC--Music Teachers Association of California
serves teachers and students of all musical disciplines.
Music Minus One--Music Minus One, the company with the unique, unforgettable name, was begun in 1950, with a first recording devoted to Schubert’s Trout Quintet, with all five instruments omitted in five different MMO’s. MMO offers close to nine hundred albums, devoted to classical, chamber music, opera, lieder, popular , jazz and religious music from all times and periods, from the Baroque, thru the Romantic and Classical periods in music.
The Music Publishers Association--The Music
Publishers Association was formed to support and advance compliance
with the copyright law, combat copyright
infringement, and explore the need for further reform.
MusicTech--A site devoted to general
education, music advocacy, music education, and music technology.
Music Theory--A free online
music theory site with lessons, exercises and tools for music study.
NAFME--National Association for Music Education's
mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and
NAMM--The National Association of Music Merchants/The International
Music Products Association represents the industry through trade shows,
seminars, and lobbying.
National Endowment for the Arts--The
National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting
excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts
to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.
Classical Music on Dvorak--Classical Music under the Naxos
label is arranged by composers' names.
Negro Spirituals-- This
site is devoted to traditional African American spirituals, and some
information is given about the early Gospel songs. The six parts of
this site are Songs (the tunes and the lyrics of spirituals at various
History (how the spirituals change is linked to the History of African
American), Singers at various periods, Composers during and after the
slavery period, Search gives the lyrics of over 200 traditional spirituals and
Shop to acquire books and records of spirituals.
an online music writing application that lets you create, view, print
and hear music notation with professional quality, right in your web
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On Music Dictionary--A music dictionary about instruments, composers, and musical symbol chart.
Opera for Everyone--Opera
for Everyone enables music educators to access and download FREE digital
versions of the "Opera
for Everyone" series of CDs and the Teaching Manual.
Pacific Chorale--Based in Orange
County, California, Pacific Chorale is recognized internationally as
one of America’s premier choral arts organizations.
Pacific Symphony Orchestra--Orange
County's Pacific Symphony is the nationally recognized, resident orchestra
of Orange County and, as such, provides symphonic performances of the
highest quality through innovative programming and ever increasing
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra--
Established in 1896, with Victor Herbert as the music director from
1898 on, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continued with directors
Fritz Reiner, William Steinberg, Andre Previn, and Lorin Maazel, just
to name a few. Their performance was given in the legendary Carnegie
Music Hall for almost 80 years until the audience numbers had grown
so much that a new hall was built for the orchestra at downtonw Pittsburgh.
The new Heinz Hall was dedicated on September 10, 1971 with Henry J.
Heinz II, joined the Orchestra during the inaugral concert
for Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.
Popular Songs in
American History-- American Folk and Traditional Music with Lyrics,
Midi Files, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads.
With folksongs arranged by time period. This website was created on January
Reverso--Free online translation service in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, and Japanese.
Rhymer--A FREE rhyming dictionary.
SCOE--The California Common Core State Content Standards
Segerstrom Center for the Arts--The
former Orange County Performing Arts Center, located in Costa Mesa,
presents a balance of quality international and regional perfromances
of symphony and other musical styles, dance, musical theatre, and opera.
Home for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Chorale.
Street Music Works--A non-profit organization that believes all
children deserve a chance to learn and grow, mostly gears toward
pre-school age children.
Sightreadingfactory--From beginners to advanced musicians, the sight reading skills is a neccesity. The categories here includes ensembles, rhythm only, piano, voice family, tone sets, guitar family, strings family, woodwind family, brass family, and percussion family.
Song of America--Explore connections between poetry and music, between history and culture, through the work of American composers and poets, Song of America is a database resource where you can listen to songs, learn more about them, read their lyrics, find scores, and link to relevant Web sites. For the most updated information about the Song of America radio series, click here: Song of America Radio Series.
Soundtrap--Soundtrap for Education is a revolutionary new, user-friendly platform for music making that disrupts how music is taught and learnt in schools. Teachers of all subjects can use Soundtrap for audio projects. In addition to music composition, teachers can use Soundtrap for storytelling/personal narrative.
South Coast Repertory--South Coast Repertory,
located in Laguna Beach, features classics and works by new playwrights.
Stars & Cats--Stars & Catz is a companion in learning music. Whether you’re starting out, or an expert, picking up and putting down or sprinting, they are with you for the long haul. They offer online guitar lessons, free resources, and network for lesson providers. You may find 242 music quotes to share and inspire.
Star Spangled Music Foundation--Featured by The New York Times, the Detroit News, the Washington Post, CNN, C-Span, the Smithsonian, Encyclopedia Britannica, PBS, Slate.com, The Choral Journal, and Chorus America’s The Voice, the Star Spangled Music Foundation was created in celebration of the 200th birthday of the U.S. national anthem.
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middle school and elementary school lesson plans and classroom management
Technology Institute for Music Educators--The
Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) is a non-profit corporation
registered in the State of Pennsylvania whose mission
is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching
and learning in music.
The U.S. Copyright Office--U.S. Copyright
Office is an office of public record for copyright registration and
deposit of copyright material, located at 101 Independence Ave. S.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000, (202) 707-3000.
U.S. Department of Education Publications
and Products--The U.S. Congress established the U.S. Department of
Education (ED) on May 4, 1980, in the Department of Education Organization
(Public Law 96-88 of October 1979)....
University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance--The NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) summer 2014 project "Banner Moments" offers an important study of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with the University of Maryland, College Park.
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary-- The Virginia Tech Department of Music website, which offers pages of musical terms, musical elements, translation of foreign language words used in music, samples of sounds and many more.
Voices Across Time--
American History Through Music: a project of the Center for American
Music, part of the University of Pittsburgh Library System, in partnership
with the Society for American Music. It was created to help teachers
harness the power of song as primary source to supplement
and Music curriculum. The project has three components: Teacher’s
Guide, Summer Institute for Teachers, and Lesson Plans/other
York University--A Canadian university located in Toronto, Canada, offers an excellent IPA chart.
Zamzar--A British company offers a one stop-solution for all
your file conversion.
Zhongwen--Learn and search for Chinese characters