- http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/- Great Performances - "GREAT PERFORMANCES continues its mission of providing a place for the world’s leading performing artists on the world’s biggest media stages—both on air, and online. From classical concerts to popular song, opera to musical theater, and dance to drama, GREAT PERFORMANCES raises the curtain on a new season of excellence from arts capitals of every variety."
- http://lib.byu.edu/sites/musref/ - MusRef - MusRef is "a site devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference. The site consists of five main features: an online bibliography of music and dance bibliographies and reference sources (both print and online); a blog devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference; basic introductions to reference tools intended to help students understand how reference sources can guide them to appropriate research materials; links to unpublished bibliographies; a corresponding Facebook page designed as a forum for interested librarians, scholars, and students."
- http://facstaff.uww.edu/allsenj/MSO/NOTES/WritingNotes.htm - Writing Concert Program Notes - This approachable guide to writing concert notes discusses what concert notes are, how they should be formatted (length, style), plagiarism, texts and translations, and recommends musical resources for those writing program notes.
Music History Listening Resources
- http://arsantiguapresents.com/ - Ars Antigua Presents - "ArsAntiguaPresents.com, directed by Jerry Fuller, is a series of monthly, free audio web cast programs of music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras performed on period instruments with engaging and enlightening commentary by Peter Van De Graaff. Programs focus on one composition or a few short works."
- http://indianapublicmedia.org/harmonia/ - Harmonia Early Music Podcast - "Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. Through brilliant performances by today’s early music artists and insightful commentary, listeners experience the richness of early music history and culture. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia casts new light on the music of the distant past."
- http://www.sundaybaroque.org/- Sunday Baroque - "Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music Suites, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. You’ll hear their tuneful and lively music – and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors – as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises on this weekly radio program."
Online Music Databases
- http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Performing%20Arts,%20Music - American Memory, Library of Congress - Browse musical collections from the Performing Arts, Music collection of the Library of Congress. Many give background information on the collection, and some include digital images of the scores.
- http://www.aria-database.com/ - The Aria Database - "The Aria Database is a collection of information about opera and operatic arias. Besides providing basic information about each aria, the Database includes translations for many arias and aria texts for those that are not affected by copyright restrictions. The Database also provides access to a collection of operatic sound files to give visitors an idea of what each aria sounds like. In addition, the Aria Database contains information on available scores and sound files that can be purchased to aid in study and enjoyment. Currently, the Database holds information on the complete operatic aria collections of Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, and Puccini as well as the partial collections of over 50 other composers."
- http://artsongcentral.com/ - Art Song Central - "Art Song Central is principally an archive and directory of free, printable sheet music for singers and voice teachers. An emphasis is placed on standard classical and traditional repertoire. Thousands of songs are referenced in the Sources directory, all of which are either instantly downloadable as part of a collection or in process of being added to the site. One can either browse the sources, or search the site for a specific song."
- http://www.oberlin.edu/library/con/singout_intro.html - Folk Song Index - The Folk Song Index, by Oberlin College, is "an index to traditional folk songs of the world with an emphasis on English-language songs. Each entry includes the song title, first line of chorus, first line of verse, and full bibliographic information on the source. The index contains over 62,000 entries, and, to date indexes over 2,400 anthologies."
- http://www.juilliardmanuscriptcollection.org/composers.php#/composers - Juilliard Manuscripts Collection - "The Juilliard Manuscript Collection is an extraordinary collection of 140 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs, and first editions...the collection includes materials of great interest to performers and scholars. Among its highlights are the late engraver's proof of Beethoven's Symphony no. 9, with hundreds of markings and annotations by the composer; the original manuscript of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, in his arrangement for piano, 4 hands; and, the last scene of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. All of the manuscripts scores and sketches have been digitized."
- http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/operatv/index.html - Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database - "The Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database documents more than a half-century of opera, operetta, and musical comedy telecasts produced in the United States. The database traces performance programming from early live presentations on experimental TV stations to current productions released on broadcast and closed circuit television, various cable forms, webcasts and home video. The database describes complete, abridged, and excerpted nationally and regionally distributed TV productions of operas, operettas, and musicals produced in the United States."
- http://library.brown.edu/cds/sheetmusic/ww1/ - World War I Sheet Music - "The World War I digital sheet music collection is drawn from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library. It is composed of over 1,800 titles that relate in some way to the events of World War I, and the impact of that war on American society. There are patriotic songs, songs relating to specific military units, romantic songs of love and loss, comic songs, and songs that look to the war’s end."
Music Theory Resources
- http://www.musictheory.net/ - Music Theory.net - Work your way through lessons and exercises covering basic music theory concepts, rhythm & meter, scales & key signatures, intervals, chords & chord progressions. The website also includes a link to an iPhone app.
- http://www.mtosmt.org/ - Music Theory Online - "Music Theory Online, a Journal of Criticism, is the refereed, electronic journal of the Society for Music Theory. Published several times each year, each volume of MTO includes features such as articles, reviews, commentaries, and analytical essays. In addition, MTO publishes a list of job opportunities and abstracts of recently completed dissertations."
- http://www.teoria.com/ - Teoria.com - Teoria.com is "dedicated to the study and practice of music theory...Teoria.com has been developed by José Rodríguez Alvira as a complement for his courses at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico...Some of our exercises and tutorials are part of the first and second edition of the book From Sound To Symbols by Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka published by Oxford University Press."
- http://acda.org/ - American Choral Directors Association - "The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society."
- http://www.aosa.org/ - American Orff-Schulwerk Association - "The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. We are united by our belief that music and movement – to speak, sing and play; to listen and understand; to move and create – should be an active and joyful experience."
- http://www.astaweb.com - American String Teachers Association - "The American String Teachers Association...is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession."
- https://www.bandmasters.org/ - Iowa Bandmasters Association - Iowa Bandmasters puts on an annual conference, supports a network of regional honor bands, supports student chapters for future band teachers, and has a strong mentorship program that matches first-year teachers with retired IBA members.
- http://www.iowachoral.org/ - Iowa Choral Directors Association - "Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. exists to serve choral musicians in the state of Iowa. ICDA's 1000+ members are choral conductors at every level of learning from pre-school to. ICDA is an affiliate of the American Choral Directors Association."
- http://www.ihsma.org/newdefault.shtml - Iowa High School Music Association - Find information on the mission of the organization, the Iowa All-State Festival (and audition information), Show-Jazz Choir and Jazz Band competition, the Marching Band Festival, Solo/Small Ensemble Festival, Large Group Festival, and adjudicator information.
- http://www.iamea.org/ - Iowa Music Educators Association - Learn about the state mentoring program, advocacy, conference & professional development information, advocacy, career opportunities, and explore how music education students & new teachers are supported in Iowa.
- https://sites.google.com/site/iowasta/home - Iowa String Teachers Association - This state chapter of the ASTA supports Iowa string happenings.
- http://www.midwestclinic.org - Midwest Clinic - "The Midwest Clinic exists for educational purposes exclusively; to raise the standards of music education; to improve the methods employed in music education; to develop new teaching techniques; to disseminate to school music teachers, directors, supervisors, and others interested in music education information to assist in their professional work; to examine, analyze and appraise literature dealing with music; to hold clinics, lectures, and demonstrations for the betterment of music education; and in general, to assist teachers and others interested in music education in better pursuing their profession." This conference is held annually in Chicago.
- http://www.mtna.org/ - Music Teachers National Association - "MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers."
- http://www.menc.org/ - National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC) - Find information on all areas and levels of music education, including advocacy materials, lesson plans, Professional development opportunities, career information, the National Standards for Music Education, and more.
- https://oake.org - Organization of American Kodály Educators - "The mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to enrich the quality of life of the people of the USA through music education by promoting" Kodály's philosophy of "'Music for Everyone' through the improvement of music education in schools."