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American Song is a database that provides access to recorded music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, and slaves, among others; also included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, and more. The site allows users to browse as well as search, and even allows users to create and save playlists for future listening. American Song currently offers access to all music that was formerly available at the African American Music database, increasing the total number of available albums to 6,834.

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Classical Music Library is a database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The database is a colletionc of 60,000-plus tracks, featurijng recordings from many labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. A unique feature is that users can create their own playlists. Each title/track is annotated with performance time and performer information.

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Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, providing access to 16,000 albums and 200,000 individual tracks. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. Users can search, and browse by album, performer, and genre, among other criteria. Users are also able to create and share playlists of videos, songs, and clips.

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This is scholarly resource of over 3,000 albums of recordings by American composers and artists, including CD quality audio, liner notes and essays from New World, Composers Recordings Inc.(CRI), and other important labels. The intent is to preserve and promote recordings and related material that otherwise might be lost. Users can search as well as browse by genre, artist, and label, and all tracks are annotated with artist and instrument information.

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Collection of music recordings of popular/patriotic American songs from the Civil War through World War I, including Tin-Pan Alley, early Jazz and early Blues. "This database contains historical music for educational use that our research indicates is copyright free. We believe that the copyright for this music has expired or the music is in the public domain."

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Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
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Jazz Music Library provides access to works by thousands of jazz artists and ensembles (many of which have brief biographies). Users can search, as well as browse by albums, titles, and genres.  Coverage ranges from past greats to musicians performing and recording today.  Liner notes to all the albums are included (in PDF format). Users can also save tracks and albums to personal playlists.

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Music Index Online coveres all styles and genres of music in periodicals and music literature that features digitized content from 1970 to the present. The Music Index provides citations and abstracts for book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry. The database also provides links to find full-text.

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Music Online allows users to search across multiple databases for streaming audio, video, reference, and scores.  Users can search, as well as browse using a wide variety of subject areas. Each entry contains relevant bibliographic information, as well as a brief description. Users can create playlists to save their selections.

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Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk, Chinese music, and rock and pop. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played, as well as read biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database. Users can find synopses of over 700 operas, liner notes, and a glossary. The database also allows users to create and save their own playlists.

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Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference books in one location, including Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Dictionary of American Music. Users can search for topics, or browse by subject entry or biography; all entries are full-text, and some are signed. The database also contains an Essential 20th-Century Reading List, and index of opera roles, and a list of important music timelines.

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Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference books in one location, including Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, and Grove Dictionary of American Music. Users can search for topics, or browse by subject entry or biography; all entries are full-text, and some are signed. The database also contains an Essential 20th-Century Reading List, and index of opera roles, and a list of important music timelines.

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RILM (Repertoire International de Litterture Musicale) Abstracts of usical Literature, covers over 3,000 journals in over 200 languages. Entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English, as well as author, journal, and in-depth subject indexes. The database indexes articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, festchriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings and videos, reviews, and more. Coverage begins in 1835.

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RIPM - Retrospective Index to Music Periodicalsis an international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published in seventeen countries between approximately 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, RIPM provides access to the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. In addition, this database offers access to an immense bibliography of music and to thousands of English-language translations of foreign documents.
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Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of many legendary labels; it also includes music recorded in Africa and on the South Asian subcontinent. Users can search for, and browse among, over 2,800 albums and 40,000 individual tracks, as well as research by such subjects as genre, instrument, and recording label. Albums have important bibliographic information, including links to liner notes. Users can also save tracks to personalized playlists for future listening.

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Academic Search Premier,designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 8,200 journals in the collection. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
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Access to the full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books. EBSCO eBooks are digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction (at Brooklyn College, almost 6,000 titles), and 3,400 publicly-accessible titles. 

EBSCO books are viewable online and may be checked out and viewed or downloaded using the Adobe Digital Editions reader.  The reader is available free at http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/.  The list of compatible devices is available at http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

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Access to the full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books. EBSCO eBooks are digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction (at Brooklyn College, almost 6,000 titles), and 3,400 publicly-accessible titles. 

EBSCO books are viewable online and may be checked out and viewed or downloaded using the Adobe Digital Editions reader.  The reader is available free at http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/.  The list of compatible devices is available at http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

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Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of eBook reference content in a database format, allowing libraries to choose exactly which titles to make available to their patrons. The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
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JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections, covering such topics as Business, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Ecology & Botany. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the content available in JSTOR.
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LexisNexis® Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard?s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news
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Project Muse offers nearly 200 journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. Project MUSE provides full-text access to a comprehensive selection of humanities and social sciences journals.

Online Musical Audio Databases

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American Song is a database that provides access to recorded music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, and slaves, among others; also included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, and more. The site allows users to browse as well as search, and even allows users to create and save playlists for future listening. American Song currently offers access to all music that was formerly available at the African American Music database, increasing the total number of available albums to 6,834.

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Classical Music Library is a database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The database is a colletionc of 60,000-plus tracks, featurijng recordings from many labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. A unique feature is that users can create their own playlists. Each title/track is annotated with performance time and performer information.

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Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, providing access to 16,000 albums and 200,000 individual tracks. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. Users can search, and browse by album, performer, and genre, among other criteria. Users are also able to create and share playlists of videos, songs, and clips.

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This is scholarly resource of over 3,000 albums of recordings by American composers and artists, including CD quality audio, liner notes and essays from New World, Composers Recordings Inc.(CRI), and other important labels. The intent is to preserve and promote recordings and related material that otherwise might be lost. Users can search as well as browse by genre, artist, and label, and all tracks are annotated with artist and instrument information.

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Collection of music recordings of popular/patriotic American songs from the Civil War through World War I, including Tin-Pan Alley, early Jazz and early Blues. "This database contains historical music for educational use that our research indicates is copyright free. We believe that the copyright for this music has expired or the music is in the public domain."

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Jazz Music Library provides access to works by thousands of jazz artists and ensembles (many of which have brief biographies). Users can search, as well as browse by albums, titles, and genres.  Coverage ranges from past greats to musicians performing and recording today.  Liner notes to all the albums are included (in PDF format). Users can also save tracks and albums to personal playlists.

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Music Online allows users to search across multiple databases for streaming audio, video, reference, and scores.  Users can search, as well as browse using a wide variety of subject areas. Each entry contains relevant bibliographic information, as well as a brief description. Users can create playlists to save their selections.

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Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues of over 85,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk, Chinese music, and rock and pop. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played, as well as read biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database. Users can find synopses of over 700 operas, liner notes, and a glossary. The database also allows users to create and save their own playlists.

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Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of many legendary labels; it also includes music recorded in Africa and on the South Asian subcontinent. Users can search for, and browse among, over 2,800 albums and 40,000 individual tracks, as well as research by such subjects as genre, instrument, and recording label. Albums have important bibliographic information, including links to liner notes. Users can also save tracks to personalized playlists for future listening.

Libraries, Research Centers and Academic Departments

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Provides access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Materials from the collections of the LC and other institutions "chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning." NB: the LC has much more digitized content than what's found in American Memory, so users may wish to consult the The Performing Arts Encyclopedia, which is the portal to performing arts digital resources for the LC.

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Features selected scores by George Antheil, Germaine Tailleferre and Heitor Villa-Lobos from the collection of Arthur Rubinstein's scores confiscated by the Nazis in 1939 and donated to Juilliard in 2007 following the return of the scores to his family by the German government.
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The online catalog for Paris' renowned library, recently expanded to include the Music Department's holdings dating back to the 16th century.

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The printed catalogues are available online. Compiled over nearly 2 centuries, the scholarly catalogues of the Dept. of Manuscripts cover all types of handwritten material in western languages. From notes written on pre-Christian papyrus in the pre-Christian era to contemporary literary & political papers; also manuscript music & maps, wax seals, drawings, photographs & illuminated manuscripts.

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Collection focused on the life and work of American composer and Pittsburgh native Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). Digital collections include Foster's sketchbooks and a projected collection of sheet music to include all published editions of Foster's work. Directed by Deane L. Root at the Stephen Foster Memorial Building, University of Pittsburgh.
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Includes links to the school's significant "Historic American Sheet Music" collection and to "Electronic journals and newsletters" among other features.
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Among the riches housed in this collection (See: "Collection strengths & subject guides") are "Music" and "Jazz" materials, including Afro-American composer William Grant Still's papers and, in the William Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, a large number of images or twentieth-century composers. 

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Provides access to digitized versions of scores and books in the public domain, many of which are unique to the Sibley Music Library.

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Vincent (1898-1985) pioneered in the collection of sound recordings of the human voice. His collection, begun with Edison cylinders, is a unique record of the historical happenings (e.g. the complete Nuremberg trials) of the 20th-century, including a wealth of performers (actors, musicians, sports figures). At Michigan State University since 1962.

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Music Division of the Library of Congress' portal to its music and performing arts collections. Site integrates the collections, commissions and live concerts of LC. Thousands of materials digitized from vast collections of sheet music, sound-recordings, moving images, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories plus essays by LC staff and others.
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"The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centers encourages and promotes the activities of music libraries, archives, and documentation centers to support and facilitate the realization of projects in music bibliography, music documentation, and music library and information science at national and international levels."

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Pierre Boulez’s musical research institute in Paris. Site reveals an embarrassment of riches (mostly in French) including composers files, program notes for IRCAM concerts with corresponding sound archives.

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The John Kirkpatrick Papers document the life and career of American pianist and scholar John Kirkpatrick through his correspondence with composers, performers, music educators, and family members. The Papers hold an extensive collection of music including sketches, manuscripts, and published versions of Kirkpatrick's many editions of music by composers such as Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles. This website offers a detailed list of what is included in the collection and describes how it has been archived at the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University.

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Selected manuscripts from Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Special Collections including the extensive Eugène Ysaÿe materials, along with the manuscripts donated to Juilliard in February 2006 by Bruce Kovner and the Arthur Rubinstein Music Collection. The site uses permanent urls for each individual manuscript, allowing users to link directly to a specific source.

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Digital versions of more than 40 celebrated music manuscripts from its extraordinary permanent collection. Includes such works as Beethoven’s Violin and piano sonata, op.96; Chopin’s Poloniase, op.53; Debussy’s En Sourdine; Haydn’s Symphony no.91; Mahler’s Symphony no.5; Mendelssohn’s Calm sea & Prosperous Voyage; Mozart’s Piano concerto, K.537; Schubert’s Impromptus, D.935.  Eventually as many as 900 manuscripts will be added. Users can zoom in on each image, allowing greater detail than is possible with the naked eye. Also a feature that permits side-by-side comparisons of 2 pages within a manuscript. Images and accompanying citations can be printed.

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The Musical Treasures Consortium provides online access to the musical archive collections of various libraries, including the Library of Congress and the Juillard School Library. Collections contain manuscripts of valued musical works as well as metadata about each item. Database can be searched or browsed.

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An international research center for the music of the 20th and 21st centuries with some 80 estates & collections from leading composers & performers, including Edgard Varèse, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Stefan Wolpe, Pierre Boulez.

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Link to "Corsair," the online research resource of Morgan Library. Check out "Music manuscripts and books."
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Includes the "Appalachian Ballad & Folk Music Collection, 1911-1975."
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Estimable music library founded in 1947 by musicologists Manfred Bukofzer and Vincent Duckles; special collections include early Italian music (esp. Tartini) and music theory manuscripts, scores and sketches of Ernest Bloch, and the music library of pianist Alfred Cortot. Website also includes helpful links to resources on copyright, librarianship, and other topics.

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Music Library serving UNT's College of Music. Special collections include recordings and papers of Duke Ellington and other big band stars; and the Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection, offering digitized early editions of the composer's operas and ballets.

Organizations and Associations

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AIM supports interest in Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque music. Its publications are used by scholars and performers alike and constitute a major core collection of early music and theoretical writings on music. Since its founding, AIM has published more than 650 scholarly volumes including the yearbook Musica Disciplina.
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Site of the American Musicological Society, founded in 1934 "to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship." Includes information about annual meetings, AMS publications, fellowships, grants, and a list of graduate programs in musicology.

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Membership includes over 230,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.
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Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

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D.C.-based advocacy group supporting professionals and young artists. Information on grants, awards and initiatives, as well as an annual conference and monthly webinars.
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Website of the venerable music venue in midtown Manhattan, which has been central to New York City's live music production since it opened in 1891. Includes concert listings, information about Carnegie's education programs, and historical background.

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Founded in 2004, CHARM  promotes the musicological study of recordings, drawing on a wide range of approaches, including computational analysis and business history. Website includes a discography of The Gramophone Company's 78rpm output, information on CHARM's residential symposia and other events, and links to articles that discuss the analysis of recordings.

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All about chamber music jam sessions in atypical venues.

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"Promotes research & educational outreach in early American music & dance." Includes link to "The National Tune Index," as "Early American Secular Music & Its European Sources 1589 - 1839."
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The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, which is located at Bard College in the Hudson Valley, is a multi-stage venue that presents innovative programs in orchestral, chamber, and jazz music as well as in theater and dance. Their website offers details about upcoming events, a virtual tour of the venue, and other information for potential visitors.

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Primary functions are to safe keep and file Icelandic contemporary music and market it domestically and abroad. The Centre also provides information on Icelandic music, composers, musical life and publishes Icelandic music.
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Official database for music scores from the Icelandic Music Information Centre.
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A world-wide network of organizations promoting new music.
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Works for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for bluegrass music and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
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A support network for musicians, teachers, students, listeners, scholars, critics & industry professionals engaged in all forms of improvised music.

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"The Israel Music Institute is the first publicly-owned music publishing house in Israel; it also serves as an information centre, dedicated to the promotion of Israeli concert music. It is a non-profit organization supported by the Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport."

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The Long Island Composers Alliance is a decentralized performing arts organization devoted to the presentation, preservation and promotion of performances of original serious music by composers living and working on Long Island.

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Features include Directory of library school offerings in music librarianship; Placement service job list; Guide to copyright; links to local chapters including the "Greater New York" chapter.
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Site for the local chapter of the Music Library Association (MLA), a national organization which promotes the establishment, growth and use of music libraries and encourages the development of music librarianship as a profession. MLA's regional chapters promote cooperation among music librarians and among libraries within a given region. Essential source of copyright information and job listings.
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Founded in 1989 as a place for musicians to turn in time of medical, personal or financial crisis. The Health and Human Services Network pg. consists of 24 links to various other organizations such as Aid for AIDS, Career Transition for Dancers, H.E.A.R. & the Musician Recovery Fund.
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Musicians On Call has been bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities since 1999. Website includes information about how to get involved, local MOC branches, and testimonials about the healing power of music.

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Arts education organization advocating comprehensive music education in schools (formerly known as MENC). Includes news and resources for educators and a blog with up to date information on national education policy.
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Official website for the government agency includes information on grants and initiatives, weekly podcasts, and other resources on arts in the US.

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Since 1917, a strong and effective champion for the protection of music copyrights in an age of rapid technological changes. Has worked to interpret copyright law, educate the public about licensing and safeguard the interests of its members.
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Web magazine from the AMC.
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"An organization of physicians and other allied professionals dedicated to improving the health care & treatment of performing artists."
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The mission of the Society for American Music is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation, and study of American musics of all eras and in all their diversity. Website includes information about membership and upcoming conferences, publications, and links to additional resources.

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Menlo Park, the "birthplace of recorded sound," where Edison received 400 patents, among them one for the phonograph. Click on site for "vintage recordings."

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Founded in 1969 with the goal of understanding & solving voice problems. "Voice Care Information" provides links to articles on the subject.
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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts delivers pro bono and low cost legal services and information to over 10,000 members of the arts community each year.
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VSA, an international organization on arts and disability and an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, is a leading organization in changing society's attitudes toward people with disabilities. The organization administers numerous awards and events that recognize the artistic achievements of young artists with disabilities, including the Young Soloists Award, which is given annually to outstanding musicians from the US and the international arena. Additionally, VSA organizes various inclusive programs and resources designed to integrate the creative arts into educational and community programs for persons with and without disabilities.

Journals

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Billboard Online is like its print version with charts in numerous categories (pop, jazz, rap, country, Latin, etc.). Also has news, features, Tunes on TV (a listing of musicians that are on TV in a given week), a new release roundup and a free search tool for artists' performance itineraries.
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Articles and announcements for the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, updated semiannually.

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Biannual, peer-reviewed publication from Depauw University featuring original articles and reviews on teaching music history. All articles and issues are available free online.

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The Journal of Synagogue Music, which features in-depth articles that are related to Jewish musicology and synagogue music, is offered online through the Cantors Assembly website. Issues from 1967-present are available in a downloadable .pdf format.

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Music Media Monthly is a blog sponsored by Alexander Street Press that reviews newly released CDs as well as music-related books and videos. The site also reviews new and existing websites that are of musical interest, making a particular attempt to include sites that offer streaming or download-able music. (No longer published as of December 2013, but archived content remains available.)

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Musicaenclave is an electronic journal founded in 2007, published by the Maestría de Musicología of the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. It is indexed in RILM and IIMP. The complete contents are available for download as individual pdfs. Articles are accepted in English, Spanish and French.

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Resources available to all include peer-reviewed scholarly articles, guides for beginners, classifieds for instruments & accessories.
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Academic, peer-reviewed publication published by the Polish Music Reference Center at University of Southern California.
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Website of the quarterly bilingual magazine La Scena Musicale, a Canadian publication primarily focused on Canada's classical music scene. Each issue contains comprehensive concert listings, CD, DVD & book reviews and interviews with musicians.

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Online publication of the Saltire Society of New York, featuring Scottish-themed articles, events listings, and more.
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As of 2010, Symphony Magazine is publishing 6 issues per year: 4 printed (Jan-Feb; May-Jun; Jul-Aug; Nov-Dec) and all 6 will be available online. Online-only enhancements include live Web links, multimedia, interactive features & additional content.

Reference Resources

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Database of over 21,000 record labels/netlabel websites or Wikipedia links indexed by genre, format and location.
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Site debuted in 1991; now contains over 500,000 items. Its goal is to aid the casual listener in musical exploration. Provides biographical info & editorial reviews on artists from virtually every type of commercial music. Invaluable springboard for researchers; convenient demonstrational tool for educators. Editors maintain regularly updated curatorial blog. Visitors encouraged to sign in and submit own album ratings.

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Interdisciplinary survey of materials related to King Arthur. Includes archeology, history, literature, music, and the arts.
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Index of guitar music found in published anthologies, searchable by title of work, title of publication, or composer. Includes incipits.
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Billed as "the internet's premier classical music source," this site contains a chronological list of composer birthdays, individual composer timelines, composer-specific lists of works, a list of abbreviations in thematic catalogs, and lists of recommended books and scores.

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Searchable international database of completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines. Currently contains over 14,000 records, including the corrected and updated contents of earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology.

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Online version of the Dictionary of Musical Themes by Barlow & Morgenstern. Includes .mp3 files of 9,825 musical themes by more than 150 composers that can be played in any browser using Quicktime. Themes searchable by composer, type of composition, and note (solfeggio) in key-independent fashion.

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Death notices, updated daily.
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Provides online access to the bi-monthly music publication catalogues (or Monatsberichte) of the Leipzig-based music publisher Friedrich Hofmeister (1782-1864). Digitized collection includes catalogues issued between 1828-1900, which permit dating to within approximately eight weeks of any piece of printed music listed. Catalogues also include information about books, music periodicals, illustrations and portraits of composers published.

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Archive that chronicles each performance in the Met's history, starting in 1883.

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Created by John Wagstaff, Music Librarian, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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Database of musical themes searchable by pitch, interval, solfege, contour, key, and meter. Results include score excerpts and MIDI audio files. Collaborative project created by researchers at Stanford University and Ohio State University.

Additional Internet Resources

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Tribute to LP album covers with some cool links to other sites.
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Database of over 21,000 record labels/netlabel websites or Wikipedia links indexed by genre, format and location.
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From the Music Division of the Library of Congress, an online collection of musical scores, recordings, photographs and essays documenting an important but insufficiently explored part of our musical past.
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The document provides guidance on how to maximize the lifetime and usefulness of optical discs, specifically CD and DVD media. It draws on accumulated industry knowledge and the results of specific studies by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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Online exhibit that accompanies a physical exhibit, 4/12 - 10/4/04, at the Magill Library, Haverford College.
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This site is currently used by graduate students at Brooklyn College for locating significant websites in music research.
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A substantive resource for those wanting to expand their knowledge of the symphony, which still holds its place as the most popular form for the composer with serious things to say. Features include a guide to instruments of the orchestra and extensive audio selections via RealAudio
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Nonprofit organization presenting conferences and online "TED Talks" on a wide variety of topics; more than 1500 talks are available to watch online. Music contributors include such luminaries as Michael Tilson Thomas, Benjamin Zander, Maya Beiser, David Byrne, and José Antonio Abreu.

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State-of-the-art classical music sound clips and more.

AIDS

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Not-for-profit organization which draws upon the talents, resources & generosity of the performing arts community to raise funds for AIDS - related services across the U.S.
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Founded in 1991, its original mission was to help artists organize their estates so that their work could be seen and heard posthumously. Has distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of "Future safe," the estate-planning handbook for artists. Has helped to preserve and restore thousands of hours of videotape from AIDS activists and works of deceased independent filmmakers and a large body of work in the visual arts. The site posts images of thousands of works by artists who have died. The program is strengthening its efforts in music and dance. Its mandate has expanded to helping people live with AIDS.  

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Music industry organization that raises awareness of AIDS and spreads the gospel of prevention.

African-American Music

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Research centers and special collections that feature African-American musicians.
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Site designed by Randye Jones, soprano and researcher.
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A research unit of Columbia College Chicago.
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Finding list for Ms. Jackson’s foundation’s archives (now housed at Emory University, Atlanta) which  preserve the memorabilia & stories of the singers, actors, chorus girls, dancers & others who created the golden age of live stage shows in New York. DJ grew up in Harlem a block from the Apollo Theater & was a dancer in her youth.

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Bibliography on books, films, online articles, periodical literature, recordings, serial publications, theses and videos that can aid in the research of hip-hop as a part of popular culture.
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Defines more than 1,200 words, products and expressions.

Blogs

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Terry Teachout, drama critic for The Wall Street Journal and cheif culture critic of Commentary, writes about whatever is on his mind. His posts often include exceprts from his reviews in addition to more personal impressions of his most recent experiences as an audience member for various staged productions.

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This blog features columns on a wide-ranging variety of musical genres including pop, rock, electronica, gospel, jazz, reggae, r&b, rap, and more. Includes reviews of newly released albums, retrospective articles, and interviews with various musicians. Also includes annual classical music necrology.

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Maintained by the curators of the British Library's music collection, this blog includes posts on recent acquisitions, events, and other related music activities. Richly illustrated with photographs of the library's archival materials.

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A cineaste's blog with reviews of films both new and old, along with posts about awards season, tributes to favorite actors and directors, info about upcoming movies & other related events.

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Blogs on a wide range of music topics, mostly related to Oxford University Press' publications and the online encyclopedia Oxford Music Online. Contributions from critics, scholars, and authors of books available on OUP.
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Web site & blog of Joseph Horowitz, a classical music “prophet and … agitator.” Former lecturer at  Brooklyn College’s Institute for Studies in American Music.

Caribbean Music

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Non-profit organization working to rebuild the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince, destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

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Brooklyn-based site featuring music, community & entertainment news & lots more, including book reviews and outlets to promote new music.

Chamber Music

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SF Symphony and San Francisco Classical Voice have launched a joint chamber-music networking website. Supports chamber music performance in the Bay community and serves as a virtual bulletin board to help players and ensembles of any level to find each other. Also contains resources for chamber music ensembles including scores, audio clips, video and readings on selected works, as well as info on other chamber music workshops and festivals.

Children's Music

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Special kids' website that lets you learn about instruments, learn about composers, and create your own music.

Competitions

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The American Pianists Association's mission is to "discover, promote and advance the careers of young, American, world-class, jazz and classical pianists" by organizing a range of competitions and offering fellowships to burgeoning professional pianists. Website provides information about these fellowships and a calendar of events.

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IAWM is a global network that works to increase and enhance musical activities and opportunities and to promote the music of women. Website includes information about IAWM's publications, concerts, competitions for researchers and composers, conferences, and advocacy work.

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Plenty of chat as well as interviews with top cellists, tips on playing, news about festivals & competitions.

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Features include awards, info about student chapters and an "online, searchable database of bibliographical information and brief annotations from articles published between 1944 and 1996" in the Journal of Singing.

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The first web site to administer its own international music competition.  No age limits & the applicants are judged on submitted recordings instead of rounds of live performances. Prize money not offered to winners but rather publicity in the form of promotional e-mails to top arts managers and worldwide exposure through on-demand audio streams of winning performances.

Composers

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The American Composers Alliance, founded in 1937 by Aaron Copland, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its composer members a unique variety of services including professional representation of all otherwise unpublished works, registration of works for performance tracking and royalty payments, print publication and promotion, and library archiving of materials. The ACA catalog, licensed for performance through BMI, contains orchestral and chamber works from the early 1900s to the present.

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Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, actor, memoirist, and associate of the Beat Generation (b. 1930). Includes a comprehensive list of compositions, calendar of upcoming events, and essays on Amram's collaborations with Jack Kerouac.

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Includes a brief biography, discography, list of bibliographic resources, and links to upcoming events and festivals related to this American avant-garde composer, pianist, author, and inventor.
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Contains references to more than 17,500 books, articles, facsimilies, dissertations and papers read at conferences and meetings.

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Provides access to scores and recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations BWV 988.

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Free streaming audio of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, performed by Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist at Stanford University. Live recordings from a 2009-10 concert series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Stanford's famous Fisk-Nanney Organ. Searchable by performance date or BWV number.

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Culled from materials in the collection of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose State University. Information on books, dissertations, articles and scores plus iconography, concert reviews, handbills, program notes, letters and bibliographies.
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Beethoven's birthplace has scanned more than 5,000 manuscripts & handwritten letters & posted many of them on this site. Includes many documents newly available to the public. Also includes audio examples of Beethoven's works.
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Housed at San José State University, the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies has the largest collection of Beethoven materials outside Europe. The Center functions as a research library and museum, and sponsors a range of educational programs.

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Founded in 1996, the leading US orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing new music. The BMOP has produced more than 80 performances, over 70 world premieres, and 32 CDs.

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A leading figure in the American avant-garde since the early 1950s, member of the "New York School."
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Website dedicated to the American composer, operated by the non-profit John Cage Trust (est. 1993). Includes a blog by executive director Laura Kuhn and a comprehensive database of Cage's works, with detailed information on instrumentation, publication and discography.

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Scans from the collection of over 400 first & early printed editions of Chopin's musical compositions.
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Provides a digital archive of over 5,500 of Chopin’s first editions as well as excerpts of the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions (co-authored by Christophe Grabowski and John Rink, 2009). Each first edition appears along with excerpts from the Annotated Catalogue and commentary on textual characteristics.

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Official site of the composer (b.1938) featuring biography, discography, writings, scores, listening samples and other resources.

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Finding aid for the papers of the Pulitzer Prize winning American composer (1913-2008), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores, correspondence and other personal documents.

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Links to primary and secondary sources about the life and works of this important 20thC American composer.
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Finding aid for the papers of the American composer and educator (1906-1997), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores, unpublished manuscripts, correspondence and lectures.

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Frog Peak Music is a composers collective dedicated to publishing and producing experimental works by its member artists.
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Acquaints the reader with the music and writings of Kyle Gann, composer, musicologist, music critic and former visiting professor at Brooklyn College.
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Finding aid for the papers of the pioneering American modernist composer (1884-1964), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores, sketches and correspondence.

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The "Official Woody Guthrie Website" features biographical information on this folk singer, a directory to the contents of the Woody Guthrie Archives (some of it digitized), lyrics to his songs, and details about education and outreach. In the 1940s Guthrie moved to a house in Coney Island, Brooklyn with his second wife Marjorie, where he spent many productive years.

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Composer who wrote the scores for Orson Welles' & Alfred Hitchcock's most famous films.
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Provides a digitized version of the Wiesbaden Codex, "the most significant legacy of Hildegard of Bingen." The codex contains Hildegard's compositions, collections of her letters and linguistic writings, and her biography.

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James Sinclair's exhaustive catalogue of Ives' music, including incipits and identification of musical quotations. Finding aid for the Charles Ives Papers at the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University.

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Though The Leos Janacek Society was dissolved in 2011, their website is maintained and continues to offer a list of the composer's works by genre--many of which have been supplemented with additional information--including some musical analysis. Site also includes articles on Janacek, which are arranged in alphabetical order. Text is in German; English and Czech translations are occasionally offered.

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"A non-profit database begun in 2000, which aims to provide composers, listeners, performers, and researchers with a source of information about the music of our time."
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The Long Island Composers Alliance is a decentralized performing arts organization devoted to the presentation, preservation and promotion of performances of original serious music by composers living and working on Long Island.

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Finding aid for the papers of the American composer and electronic music pioneer (1900-1996), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores, correspondence, writings and other personal documents.
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Digital collection from the University of North Texas of nearly 30 rare 17th and 18th century scores of ballets & operas. High resolution images allow for detailed scholarly study.
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Online collection containing printable versions of the majority of MacDowell's character pieces for piano, most of which are unavailable in print anthologies. All works are in the public domain.

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Guide to a collection of Mozart first editions, early biographical works, autographs, and other publications, established by Dr. Eric Offenbacher 1987. Housed at the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University.
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Access to letters in English, Italian, French, & the original German version as well as its modernized German spelling.

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The Digital Mozart Edition is currently being developed; when completed, it will provide free access to the complete works of Mozart and various letters, documents and libretti, all in digital form.

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Finding aid for the extensive collection of historical Mozart recordings at the University of Washington Music Library, with detailed information on performers and dates for each selection. Includes a gallery of color photographs of several record labels.
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Provides downloadable scores of all the major works of Carl Nielsen (symphonies, string quartets, concertos and the wind quintet) as well as prefaces and critical commentaries for all of his published works (digitized from the complete works edition). Text in English and Danish.

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Extensive official website for the American ultramodernist turned neo-romantic (1893-2002). Organized and run by the composer's son Severo, the website includes biographic information, a complete register of works, and audio samples; the scores of nearly every composition are available free to download.

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Founded in 1993, this Archive is located at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is the key repository outside of Russia for the composer, his family, friends, correspondents, and concert life in the early 20th-century.

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The Carl Ruggles Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Ruggles' compositions, as well as letters to and from various composers, artists, and writers. Ruggles' life and work are further documented by programs and clippings, personal papers and financial records, photographs, and sound recordings. Website offers a detailed list of what is included in the collection and describes how it has been archived at the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University.

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Offers digital reproductions of more than 500 autograph scores, letters and life documents of Franz Schubert. Includes the manuscript collection housed at the Wienbibliothek im Rathaus (Viennese City Library).

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This presentation provides access to many music manuscripts from the John Philip Sousa Collection, which is housed in the Library Of Congress' Music Division. Also online are more than 450 pieces of printed music and historic recordings of the Sousa Band.
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The original source for the music of this pioneer African-American composer, 1895-1978. Includes biographical essay.
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Offical site dedicated to the life and works of Karlheinz Stockhausen.
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Catalog of his compositions & excerpts from his poetry.
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Official website of the esteemed American composer (b. New York City, 1928). Includes catalog of works and audio samples.

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Site dedicated to the works of Composer/Performer Richard Teitelbaum (b.1939) Professor of Music at Bard College.

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Draws upon the archival collections of the Getty Research Institute relating to the work of pianist/composer David Tudor (1926-1996).

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Finding aid for the papers of the American composer and violinist (1921-2003), student of Samuel Barber, housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores, sketches, libretti, photographs, scrapbooks and audio recordings.

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Instutional & organizational information about the Weber Complete Edition Projekt as well as about the digital edition of the composer's writings, diaries, letters & surrounding documents, presented here for the first time. All texts are encoded following the TEI P5 guidelines & are presented in an HTML as well as an XML view and (where possible) with a facsimile.

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With works list, sound clips, and other text and image resources.
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Stunning digital collection from Duke University includes large number of images of 20th- century composers.
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German-born American Stefan Wolpe may be the world's most popular unknown composer.This site, in honor of his centennial, is an excellent starting point for research.

Copyright & Intellectual Property

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Frequently asked questions on copyright, fair use, preservation and various other issues related to music copyrights and licensing, edited by the Music Library Association. Website also includes links and bibliography.

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Reference chart determines copyright status of a given work.

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The purpose of this site is to "make universally available information about U.S. music copyright infringement cases from the mid-nineteenth century forward." Includes coverage of recent copyright disputes, an overview of the judgments of prior cases, and a glossary of relevant terms.

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A brief, handy music video by blogger and musician David Holmes explaining the ins and outs of copyright and fair use.

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"Information on this Site is Based Entirely on USA Copyright Laws. Any Song or Musical Work Published in 1922 or Earlier is in the Public Domain in the USA."

Dance

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From the Library of Congress, a multimedia collection of dance instruction manuals, ca. 1490-1920. Other related topics covered by the books (complete page images available): etiquette, dance history, anti-dance treatises, notation. Also 75 video-demos of historic dances.
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A division of European public-service cultural television channel ARTE, shares dance and music performances from major venues in France and Germany for free.
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About Frederick Ashton and his ballets.
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Includes an extensive “catalogue” of every known Balanchine work.
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Online exhibit of photos, videos, essays about American dance that was exhibited first in 2000 at the NYPL for the Performing Arts.

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Most authoritative American dance journal, founded in 1927; online version includes exclusive online reviews, "Dance College Guide,"&"Stern's Directory."
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Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.
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“Where media and lively writing come together to paint a full picture of a ballet’s creation.”
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Founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine in 1933. Site includes an extensive index of the company's repertory.
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Based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the Royal Ballet is Britain’s largest ballet company.
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In addition to his repertoire and an international list of upcoming performances of Tudor’s works, links to a blog with posts by various Tudor trustees.

Disabilities

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Blog post by Ball State University Music Librarian Amy Edmonds in honor of Disability Awareness Month. Features information about multiple famous musicians and composers with disabilities and includes a short list of recently published books that focus on music and disability.

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This blog provides an annotated list of the "top 25 American musicians with disabilities from the Electrofied Era" (1940-present), which includes artists such as Hank Williams, Edgar Winter, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Entries offer information about the artists' disabilities, musical achievements and contributions to American popular music.

Discographies

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An index to the master recordings and published discs made by the Victor Talking Machine Company beginning in 1900. Database is still in progress but will eventually extend to the end of the 78rpm era in the 1950s. Audio streaming is available for some entries. 

Early Music

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Table of contents of this scholarly journal available online from 1996.
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A publisher of books for the most part concerned with music in the Middle Ages.
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Bibliography of secondary literature on early music pedagogy, compiled by musicologist Cynthia J. Cyrus of Vanderbilt University. Searchable database of over 250 sources including a "must read" list by the editor.
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"Presents the full facsmile of the manuscript New York, Morgan, M. 905, vols. I and II, selected chants recorded by the Schola Hungarica, videos with background information and critical commentary in English and German, a codicological report, archival sources, and bibliography."

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The first attempt to record in a single reference work the location of every known manuscript of every known Latin chronicle of the Middle Ages.
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Online edition of the 15th-century theorist's writings, to include eventually all twelve of his treatises. Critical editions of the original Latin text and English translation available for side-by-side reading. A project of Birmingham Conservatoire's Early Music Theory website.

Festivals

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One of the leading summer music festivals in the US (established 1949), Aspen features over 300 concerts and events each summer. Young artist programs include a robust orchestral training program and an opera program presenting three staged productions each year.

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Genre-crossing music festival founded in Knoxville, TN, in 2009. Featured performers and composers have included Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, Nico Muhly, Bang on a Can, Joanna Newsom, Antony and the Johnsons, John Cale, and others.

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Annual festival celebrating seldom-played works of the piano repertoire. Distinguished artists perform recitals of music rarely heard in concert; the 2013 festival celebrated Charles-Valentin Alkan and Stephen Heller.
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Summer festival in Charleston, South Carolina, featuring a wide range of opera, theatre, dance, orchestral, chamber music and jazz concerts and events. Founded by composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1977.
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Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival has presented concerts in the Berkshires since 1937. The Tanglewood Music Center offers performance and training opportunities for young artists.

Film

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Collection of film, TV and radio scores at UCLA.

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Online publication featuring industry news, technology updates, and resources for film composers.

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Official website for the non-profit organization (formerly the Society for the Preservation of Film Music) dedicated to research, preservation, and promotion of music for film and television. Activities include archival research, audio restoration, publication, and oral histories.

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Composer who wrote the scores for Orson Welles' & Alfred Hitchcock's most famous films.
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Official website of silent film pianist and composer Judy Rosenberg, who is the principal pianist for silent film at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California and appears regularly at the Niles Silent Film Museum in Fremont. Site includes some biographical info, information about upcoming performances, and a list of films she has scored.

Folk Music

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Annotated list of some of the most important figures in the 20th-century American folk music tradition. Entries include links to Wikipedia and YouTube, along with a few of each artist's best known songs.

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Irish, British and American folk and traditional music site that features lyrics, Midi files, and history behind the folksongs and ballads.
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An extensive online index to traditional folk songs of the world emphasizing English-language songs. Over 42,700 entries, indexing over 2,000 anthologies. Each entry includes song title, first line of chorus, first line of verse and full bibliographic information on the source.
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The "Official Woody Guthrie Website" features biographical information on this folk singer, a directory to the contents of the Woody Guthrie Archives (some of it digitized), lyrics to his songs, and details about education and outreach. In the 1940s Guthrie moved to a house in Coney Island, Brooklyn with his second wife Marjorie, where he spent many productive years.

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A complete guide to the lyrics of folk singer Malvina Reynolds (1900-1978), with a discography and annotations compiled by Charles Smith, librarian at Western Kentucky University.

Getting Work

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Helps staff both temporary & long-term positions. The account coordinator is familiar with musicians and their needs and goals.

Grants

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Provides coveted grants to highly qualified performers, composers & scholars who plan to study in Europe.

Hedwig, Douglas

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Professional website of Brooklyn College (CUNY) Emeritus Professor Hedwig who taught at Brooklyn College from 1985 – 2012 where he established the College Conservatory Brass Ensemble, serving as its director and leading it in concert & educational tours of England, Switzerland and Germany. Member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 27 years while he taught at the College; has over 40 commercially-released recordings to his credit. Donor to the Walter W. Gerboth Music Library (Brooklyn College) of a significant gift of more than 1,200 scores and books – many of them autographed, composed for & dedicated to him. The donation includes several unpublished works for trumpet and brass ensemble by important contemporary composers.

Hitchcock, H. Wiley

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This finding aid details the contents of the H. Wiley Hitchcock papers, which are housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Professor Hitchcock (1923-2007) taught at Brooklyn College (as well as at Hunter College before that and at the CUNY Graduate Center after that) from 1971-1992, during which time he established the Institute for Studies in American Music, now named in his honor. A superb and demanding teacher, generations of BC students fortunate to have taken his courses, eg. about Ives and French Baroque music, will never forget the experience. He served as president of the Music Library Association, the Charles Ives Society (1973-1993) and the American Musicological Society.

Holzman, David

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Official website of pianist David Holzman, who is known primarily for his performances and recordings of twentieth-century music. Site contains details about upcoming performances and recording releases, excerpts from press coverage, and information about his newly published Critical Edition of Stefan Wolpe's Four Studies on Basic Rows.

Instruments

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Comprehensive resource for string players. Offers an online store for methods/technique books, repertoire/instrument guides, sheet music, etc. as well as access to recent articles from "Strings" magazine. Posts current job listings.

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Canadian pianist Chris Foley’s extended commentary on all things related to the ensemble pianist.

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Established in 1946 for the publication of original research into the history, construction, development & use of music instruments. Named in honor of the work of Canon Francis W. Galpin, pioneering organologist. The Society publishes an annual journal.

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Fine resource for guitar music.
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Best resource for all classical guitar-related matters.
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From the University of Maryland, includes material about the American manufacture of pianos, organs and mechanical musical instruments.
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Plenty of chat as well as interviews with top cellists, tips on playing, news about festivals & competitions.

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A popular piano application for iPhone. Contains a full 88 keys, displayed an octave at a time, which you can toggle through note by note or octave by octave. Very practical tool for singers: can use as a pitch pipe, to play through a melody or tricky passage of music or to check an interval. Also has a record feature for the composers among us. Includes built-in metronome.
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Founded in 1973 on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Renowned collections include more than 10,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods.
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Official website of the NPF. About pianos: their history, manufacture, noted artists, important publications.

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A public radio website devoted to the pipe organ. Includes links to radio programs featuring performances on various pipe organs as well as pictures and information about each instrument's history, construction, and technical capabilities.

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Honors the memory of Primrose, the distinguished violist who bequeathed his remarkable collection of viola music to Brigham Young University.

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This Buffalo, NY company is over a hundred years old
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Founded by famed tubist Harvey Phillips (1929-2010), who taught at Indiana U. from 1971-1994, the creation of TubaChristmas was inspired by the fact that William Bell, prime mentor and inspiration for tubists and euphonists, was born on Christmas Day, 1902.

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An online forum for violinists that includes links to professional violinists's blogs, a violin discussion board, a global directory of violin shops, and a list of violin tips.

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Showcases over 100 instruments from Wesleyan University's World Musical Instrument Collection. Video & audio demos by faculty and student soloists. Extensive accompanying texts.
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Contains fingering charts for orchestral woodwind instruments; also a forum for questions and responses, external links and software.

Islamic Culture

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"A review and record of Arab culture and arts."
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Muslim World Music Day, a website supported by The ARChive of Contemporary Music, is "an online effort to identify and catalog all the recordings of Muslim music in the world." The site includes a frequently updated list of concerts and other events as well as a fully searchable database of nearly 10,000 recordings of Muslim music.

Jazz

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Features reviews, artist biographies, columns, guides, and global news.
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The American Jazz Institute is a non-profit organization that aims to "advance and promote jazz around the world." They maintain a repertory orchestra to play both new and archival material, house archival material (both sound recordings and scores) and make jazz works available for research and publication. Website includes access to their newsletter, information about upcoming events and links to related sites.

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A New York City historical landmark and a museum open for guided tours.

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Excerpts from over five hours of interviews with pianist and composer Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) and his wife Iola, including searchable transcripts. Organized by Brubeck's alma mater, University of the Pacific.

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The Chicago Jazz Archive is housed in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library. Includes links to various jazz research tools (bibliographies, indexes, etc.) with an emphasis on Chicago jazz, a bibliography/discography related to the history of Hyde Park jazz clubs and recordings made there and an extensive bibliography of sources related to Chigago's jazz scene during and after the Great Migration. Also provides details on how to access the Archive and quick links to other relevant internet resources.

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Finding list to the collection of jazz pianist, bandleader & composer who ended his career in Oakland, Ca. Contains papers, correspondence, compositions & realia (including Hines’ collection of cufflinks). In addition to material of biographical interest, also includes at least 9 cartons of charts (i.e. parts for arrangements) used by Hines’ various ensembles.  

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The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers State University is "the largest and most comprehensive library and archive of jazz and jazz-related materials in the world." Though only a sampling of their collection has been digitized, this website includes a comprehensive list of their archive, which includes music, photos, history, instruments and memorabilia. Website also offers information about viewing the collection and current exhibits. 

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An organization dedicated to preserving the history and future of jazz and to promote jazz to the public.

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The Jazz Museum in Harlem houses an archive of photos, videos, and music (including the Savory Collection) that relate to New York-centered jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Billie Holiday, among others. The Museum also seeks to continue Harlem's jazz legacy by offering a range of educational and community events open to the public; further information on these programs is provided on the museum's website.

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Where to find jazz musicians in the movies. Valuable news & info section, extensive lists of jazz documentaries, feature films, and shorts.
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Finding aid for the papers of the American composer, saxophonist and producer (1925-2008), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes correspondence and documents from Columbia Records, photographs and scores.

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Finding aid for the papers of the composer, trumpeter and bandleader (1913-2008), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores (mostly big band arrangements), correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and other personal documents.

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Founded in 1986 in memory of Monk by his family and others, the mission of the Institute is to identify & train a new generation of jazz musicians. Every year it holds a competition for young jazz artists in various disciplines, distributing prizes including college scholarships & recording contracts.

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Graduate of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Mr. O’Farrill, son of the late Cuban composer-arranger Chico O’Farrill, is the founder of  Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and leader of the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, two of NYC’s most prominent Latin-jazz orchestras. He was  2008 Grammy Winner for “Best Latin jazz album” for “Song for Chico.”

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Since its opening in 1961, Preservation Hall (726 St. Peter Street, in the French Quarter of New Orleans) has provided a venue for performances of New Orleans style jazz both by its house band (The Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and other visiting musicians. Website includes infromation about the nightly performances at the Hall, details about its educational programs, and a link to its blog.

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Since 1979 this Newark, NJ public radio station has served listeners with quality, award-winning jazz programming.

Jewish Music

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Link to Brooklyn College Music Master's alum Matt Tempkin's masters thesis.
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Part of the Center for Digital Initiatives, this site features a searchable database of Brown University's digital Yiddish sheet music collection.

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Provides an array of recordings (playable in Quick Time) as well as graphics of record covers and labels, and details of the recordings and their contents. The search-able sound recordings include Jewish humor in many languages, Yiddish folk songs, Yiddish theater, Israeli folk songs, etc.

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Features include hundreds of Hebrew songs transliterated & translated into English; links to Jewish music web sites around the world; an index to 150 Psalms in English translation & Hebrew transliteration.
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Dances of the Jews of Eastern Europe.

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The only academic institution in the world fully dedicated to the documentation, research and publication of scholarly materials about Jewish music. The main task of the JMRC consists on collecting and studying all documents pertaining to the musical traditions and the musical life of Jewish communities, past and present. The work of the JMRC encompasses two main areas: ethnomusicology, which deals with Jewish oral traditions, and historically-oriented research based on written documentation.
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Commemoration of Jewish musicians in Poland between the World Wars and during the Holocaust.
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Hebrew and Yiddish songs arranged for 2-3 melody instruments, piano & bass; excellent for use with children's groups.
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Links to articles; citations for critical print sources.
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Site devoted to popular Yiddish singer & actor of the "Golden Age of Yiddish Theater." Features lyrics, mp3s, biography and more.
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Site allows entree to the catalog of one of the world's great Judaica libraries. Another feature is "News about Jews," containing digitized images of 259 American newspapers from the Abraham & Deborah Karp Collection of Early American Judaica (1782-1898).
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Information about the Archive's vast recorded panorama of "American Jewish" music, both sacred and secular. More than 600 works have been newly recorded on 50 CDs thus far for this multi-year project.
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Music in the ghettos and camps.

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Yiddish theater icon's papers, housed at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Chronicles the first 100 years of commercial Sephardic recordings. Includes survey articles on the 78 and modern eras, a comprehensive discography of Sephardic 78s, and a sample of a proposed discography of modern-era recordings.
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Dramas, music, comedies, news, Dadaist poetry, Holocaust survivor programs, commercials.
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YIVO sound archivist Lorin Sklamberg's blog: "to shed light on activities in the YIVO Sound Archives."

Latin Music

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Located at the University of California, Riverside; founded & directed by Professor Walter Aaron Clark, musicologist and Chairman of the school’s Music Dept.

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Graduate of the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Mr. O’Farrill, son of the late Cuban composer-arranger Chico O’Farrill, is the founder of  Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and leader of the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, two of NYC’s most prominent Latin-jazz orchestras. He was  2008 Grammy Winner for “Best Latin jazz album” for “Song for Chico.”

Lyrics

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An incomplete collection of the lyrics of the greatest novelty songs enjoying popularity in the United States of America during the first third of the twentieth century as transcribed from period phonograph recordings.
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Contains alphabetical lists of German folksongs and links to their lyrics. Also includes streaming mp3 renditions of some songs.

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A collection of texts used in over 109,000 lieder and other classical art songs as well as in many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces. The archive indexes texts with many translations to English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, etc.

Medical Issues

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One in five teenagers in America can’t hear rustles or whispers, according to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Many researchers attribute this widespread hearing loss to exposure to sound played loudly and regularly thru headphones & earbuds in particular. This site offers facts and advice on protecting young ears.  

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Organization offering resources for musicians dealing with depression and other mental and physical health issues.

Music Education

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Website of the organization (founded 1968) dedicated to the promotion of Carl Orff's pioneering music and movement pedagogy.
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Composer & teacher Wendy Stevens’ curation of resources including teaching activities, worksheets, new materials, business tools.

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Nonprofit organization promoting the teaching of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Activities include the American Dalcroze Journal, a biennial conference, scholarships and funding for local chapters.
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Website of the international organization, emphasizing music and movement in classes for children (0-7 years). Website includes a regularly updated "Minds on Music" blog with educational tips and information.
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Business service for teachers also provides a blog written by a rotation of the teachers who subscribe to the service.

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Arts education organization advocating comprehensive music education in schools (formerly known as MENC). Includes news and resources for educators and a blog with up to date information on national education policy.
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American organization (founded 1975) promoting the teaching methods of Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály. Activities include the Kodály Envoy and other publications, education advocacy, annual national conference and various workshops and activities organized by local chapters.

Music in New York City

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Founded in 1967 by current artistic director Michael Spierman, the Bronx Opera Company produces two fully staged operas each season at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre, generally selecting one known and one rarely-performed opera. Website contains information about the current and past seasons and details about open auditions for singers.

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The Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music was founded in the 1970s with the intent to "explore the creative possibilities of technology in relation to the creation of music, sound art, sound design and multimedia arts." The BC-CCM offers undergraduate and graduate level courses related to composition with digital tools and instruments, design of digital music and multimedia performance instruments, and audio production. Additionally, the Center hosts a variety of concerts such as the annual International Electroacoustic Music Festival. Faculty members include BC-CCM director Doug Geers as well as George "Skip" Brunner, Doug Cohen and David Grubbs.

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Website of the venerable music venue in midtown Manhattan, which has been central to New York City's live music production since it opened in 1891. Includes concert listings, information about Carnegie's education programs, and historical background.

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The Jazz Museum in Harlem houses an archive of photos, videos, and music (including the Savory Collection) that relate to New York-centered jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Billie Holiday, among others. The Museum also seeks to continue Harlem's jazz legacy by offering a range of educational and community events open to the public; further information on these programs is provided on the museum's website.

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Includes an archive that chronicles each performance in its history, starting in 1883. 

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Includes extensive listings of “free and cheap” music, dance and theatrical events.

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In addition to offering a schedule of this adventuresome company's repertoire, there is a history of the organization, a listing of job opportunities, and "tips to fine-tune your opera skills".

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Founded by Vincent La Selva in 1973, the New York Grand Opera Company is notable for its frequent staging of complete operas at no charge to the public, including a summer season of outdoor performances in Central Park. Website includes details about upcoming shows, brief historical background and contact information.

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The largest performance history database of its kind, because of the orchestra’s longevity; can be searched by composer, artist or individual program. Built by examining old programs, reviews & index cards for every concert from the 1930s-1980s, when the concert entries were first computerized. Information for the NY Symphony concerts, which began in 1878, is being fleshed out and data is being added on the Philharmonic’s concerts at City College’s Lewisohn Stadium, its summer home from 1918 – 1962.

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Founded in 2000, the Opera Company of Brooklyn promotes talented young artists and seeks to provide affordable and accessible opera to NYC communities, sometimes in unconventional venues.

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Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the small yet critically acclaimed Regina Opera Company regularly stages full productions of opera classics, often featuring up-and-coming professional singers. Website provides details about their upcoming shows, synopses of operas and historical information about the 42-year-old organization.

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Venue in downtown Brooklyn presenting a full schedule of experimental music and dance. Founded in 1978, the organization moved into their current location, a fully equipped 400-seat theater, in 2011.
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Since 1976 the Society and its resident Washington Square Ensemble has worked to attract audiences for contemporary music and perform new works by living composers. Includes a schedule of performances, an overview of the Ensemble's previous repertoire and information about the Society's directors and staff.

Music Schools

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This most prestigious of American conservatories announced the creation of a new classical guitar dept., headed by teachers David Starobin & Jason Vieaux, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.

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The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nation's oldest continuously operating conservatory, and the only major music school in the country linked with a preeminent liberal arts college.

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Oldest music conservatory in Britain, granting both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Home to the Yehudi Menuhin Archive, purchased by the school for $2.3 million in 2004. Archive includes letters from Elgar, Bartok, Britten, Albert Einstein; original scores by Mendelssohn & signed photos of Chaplin, Toscanini, Sibelius.

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Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music enjoys a worldwide reputation as a conservatory where performers, conductors and composers are trained to the highest international standards. Former students include composers Sir Arthur Bliss, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Sir Michael Tippett, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber; conductors Leopold Stokowski, Sir Charles Grove, Sir Colin Davis; singers Dame Joan Sutherland, Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen; and instrumentalists James Galway, John Lill and Barry Douglas.
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Founded 120 years ago, the RC has developed curriculum, examinations & an extensive network of studio teachers who follow its teaching methods and materials.
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School of Music is home to the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, one of the largest monetary prizes for music composition in the world.

Musical Theater

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Finding aid for the papers of the American musical theater composer (1928-2010), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes scores and production materials dating back to Bock's senior year of high school.

Musicologists

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Finding aid for the papers of the distinguished American musicologist (1906-1992), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes correspondence and materials related to his books and research, primarily focused on music of the Americas.

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Finding aid for the papers of the Brooklyn-born musicologist and American music expert (1890-1964), housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Music Division. Includes correspondence, writings and musical compositions.

New Music

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Independent/unsigned bands showcase their artistry for fans and industry.

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Pioneering new music organization founded in 1987 by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. Projects include a summer festival for young composers and performers and the annual Bang on a Can Marathon.

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Reviews, interviews, and other articles and meditations on avant-garde music. Author Kenneth Goldsmith is a noted experimental poet, founding editor at UbuWeb, and longtime radio host at WFMU in Jersey City.

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New music series co-directed by Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenblum at the U. of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Music.

Opera

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Founded in 1967 by current artistic director Michael Spierman, the Bronx Opera Company produces two fully staged operas each season at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre, generally selecting one known and one rarely-performed opera. Website contains information about the current and past seasons and details about open auditions for singers.

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Website of the London-based English National Opera (ENO). The company is known for its modernized productions (all sung in English) and low ticket prices.

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Tenor Marcello Giordani has established the foundation to assist young singers in beginning their careers.

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Includes an archive that chronicles each performance in its history, starting in 1883. 

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In addition to offering a schedule of this adventuresome company's repertoire, there is a history of the organization, a listing of job opportunities, and "tips to fine-tune your opera skills".
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Founded by Vincent La Selva in 1973, the New York Grand Opera Company is notable for its frequent staging of complete operas at no charge to the public, including a summer season of outdoor performances in Central Park. Website includes details about upcoming shows, brief historical background and contact information.

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Founded in 2000, the Opera Company of Brooklyn promotes talented young artists and seeks to provide affordable and accessible opera to NYC communities, sometimes in unconventional venues.

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Dedicated to the renowned German baritone (1929-1998).

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Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the small yet critically acclaimed Regina Opera Company regularly stages full productions of opera classics, often featuring up-and-coming professional singers. Website provides details about their upcoming shows, synopses of operas and historical information about the 42-year-old organization.

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Site created by the Chicago Center for Professional Voice: resources & programs for a healthy voice.
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925 records of opera, operetta and musical comedy telecasts. Joint project of Indiana University Digital Library Programs and retired faculty member Herbert Seltz.

Orchestras

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Founded in 1996, the leading US orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing new music. The BMOP has produced more than 80 performances, over 70 world premieres, and 32 CDs.

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The League of American Orchestras is an organization which links thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers, board members, volunteers, staff members, and business partners. The League's website offers links related to career opportunities, conferences and meetings, new research, and Symphony magazine online. Youth orchestras have comprised a distinct constituency within the League, and their site also includes programs of training, support, advice, and networking opportunities.

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The largest performance history database of its kind, because of the orchestra’s longevity; can be searched by composer, artist or individual program. Built by examining old programs, reviews & index cards for every concert from the 1930s-1980s, when the concert entries were first computerized. Information for the NY Symphony concerts, which began in 1878, is being fleshed out and data is being added on the Philharmonic’s concerts at City College’s Lewisohn Stadium, its summer home from 1918 – 1962.

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Online archive project going back to the Philharmonic's origins in 1843, focusing on materials from 1943-1970. Programs, images, press clippings, film, audio, video and scores, totalling over 1.3 million pages of documents.

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Website of the illustrious American ensemble, founded 1900.

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Michael Tilson Thomas' anti-"world of maestrodom" project: interactive, fluid, and creative, a celebration of the diversity of classical music and the passion of its performers.

Popular Music

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About advertising jingles.
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Billboard Online is like its print version with charts in numerous categories (pop, jazz, rap, country, Latin, etc.). Also has news, features, Tunes on TV (a listing of musicians that are on TV in a given week), a new release roundup and a free search tool for artists' performance itineraries.
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Brief biographical & chart info on over 150 bands & artists that arouse during a seminal period of rock history.

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An archive & research center devoted to the study of American popular muisc from the pre-revolutionary era to the present.

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The Library has an extensive periodical collection that covers all genres of popular music, including rock, jazz, blues, world, folk and country. Several serial publications are available including Country Music, Country Weekly, Creem, Crawdaddy, Music City News, Rolling Stone, as well as many rare or regional country periodicals from the 1940s and ?50s. Also available are country and bluegrass magazines from England, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Japan.
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Official website launched in 2007 to celebrate the great 20th century singer's life and legacy.

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Sells downloads of complete concert recordings; often takes overnight. Includes shows from the Radiators, the String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band.
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“Music news and criticism Web site that, since it was established in 1995, has been a committed outlet for indie rock and its many tributaries, real and imagined.” (J. Caramanica, New York Times)

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Website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Library and Archives, which opened to the public on 1/17/2012. Includes a fully searchable catalog of library resources, a guide to the archival collections, and information about visiting the Library and Archives.

Printable Music

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The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) is a wiki-style portal that provides free and legal access to scores of choral music, some of which are not otherwise commercially published. The website's contents are fully searchable and scores can be downloaded by users.

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Provides access to digitized versions of scores and books in the public domain, many of which are unique to the Sibley Music Library.

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Online score library offering access to over 200,000 scans of public domain scores. N.B. This library consists largely of user-contributed scans; each scan or edition is not necessarily of high scholarly or archival standards. For questions on selecting an edition for study or performance, please consult a music professor or librarian.
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MuseData is an electronic library of classical music scores created by the Center for Comuter Assisted Research in the Humanities at Stanford University. This site provides access to printable .pdf scores of various works by major composers of the common practice period. Includes 51 scores of Bach, 9 of Beethoven (the symphonies), 12 of Haydn, and 12 of Vivaldi. Also provides access to MIDI versions of some works.

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Extensive official website for the American ultramodernist turned neo-romantic (1893-2002). Organized and run by the composer's son Severo, the website includes biographic information, a complete register of works, and audio samples; the scores of nearly every composition are available free to download.

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Online tool created by musicians to extract parts from PDF scores. System detects line breaks automatically and allows for user input and editing. User can upload his/her own scores or use those available in the public domain via IMSLP/Petrucci Library.

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A library of more than 10,000 pages of classical piano music that can be viewed, printed, and listened to for a modest fee. Selected content can be printed and heard for free. Also includes a piano forum, a chat page & a music dictionary.

Radio & Television

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Daily classical radio program with Bill McGlaughlin.

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Radio showcase for the best young classical music performers in the United States.

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"Features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones."

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PRMS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 as part of a federal mandate to help public radio stations generate revenue through sales of recordings, videos, etc. Offers links and playlists for programs and affiliates nationwide.

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Since 1979 this Newark, NJ public radio station has served listeners with quality, award-winning jazz programming.

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Program info and listings for WNET, WLIW21 and NJTV; on-line programming created for the site includes interactive games, photos & music videos, research materials and “virtual” visits to rehearsals, art studios and other places related to programming.

Sacred Music

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Has links to lyrics, historical background and a midi file.
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Features hymns, devotionals and an interactive hymnal which one may sing along with.
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Sponsored by the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association, which preserves & perpetuates shape-note singing & its traditions: the music, singing history, traditional singing practices, schools, singings, conventions.

Sheet Music Collections

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Collection of over 1000 works featuring aeronautical and martial subjects, including examples from as early as 1782. Website includes high-quality color scans of illustrated covers. Located at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

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Part of the Center for Digital Initiatives, this site features a searchable database of Brown University's digital Yiddish sheet music collection.

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A virtual library of some 2,000 items of nineteenth-century California sheet music. Images of covers and text together with searchable records of public domain repertoire.
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A digital archive of over 3000 pieces of American sheet music 1850-1920 from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Songs, marches, and piano music with illustrated covers, indexed by composer, date, subject and illustrator.

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Color scans of songs and piano pieces (ca. 1890-1920) published in the U.S., portraying technologies through their texts or cover art. Also includes index of related songs available through other online databases. Collection housed at the Lewis Music Library, MIT.
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Online home of the Ward Irish Music Archives, Milwaukee, WI. Includes nearly 3,000 freely accessible color scans, mostly songs for voice and piano with illustrated covers.
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"Popular sheet music from the 1800s to the 1920s."
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An open collection of digitized sheet music hosted by the UCLA Digital Library Program. Provides access to sheet music records at various libraries, much of it digitized in an effort to allow users “direct access to the music itself and in many cases to the covers and advertisements that offer evidence of the cultural context in which the songs were published.”

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Access provided to the digital versions of 450,000 copies of sheet music, anthologies & arrangements for band and orchestra and performances of the songs now in the public domain.

Sheet Music for Sale

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Publisher of public domain and out of print works for voice, including opera and art songs. Scores available immediately as PDF downloads.
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Major sheet music supplier based in Valley Forge, PA, with a large catalog of classical, sacred, pedagogical and popular sheet music.

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Vendor for American musical theater piano-vocal scores.
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Vendor of printed music with over 387,000 titles available.

Summer Programs

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A music camp in the Adirondacks with close ties to the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Similar to Interlochen and Aspen but with shorter sessions.  Site provides information including lists and dates of available programs, names of faculty and application instructions.  

Tutorials

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Shows services and facilities available in the Music Library.

Video Streaming

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A division of European public-service cultural television channel ARTE, shares dance and music performances from major venues in France and Germany for free.
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"Virtual concert hall" offering free access (registration required) to streaming video of recitals, concerts, operas, and ballets. In addition to live video and a selection of recent concerts, over 1,000 videos of past programs and historical footage are available with subscription.

Voice Teachers

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Features include awards, info about student chapters and an "online, searchable database of bibliographical information and brief annotations from articles published between 1944 and 1996" in the Journal of Singing.

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"An internet directory of teachers of singing" in the U.S. and Canada.

Volunteerism

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UK-based organization with volunteer projects in dozens of countries around the world. Primarily aimed towards gap-year students and recent graduates.

Women & Music

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"Composer, conductor and teacher, a figure of staggering influence on American music in the 20th-century." Check out the "List of Students" feature.
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Honors life and work of the composer and violist, 1886-1979.

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Provides a digitized version of the Wiesbaden Codex, "the most significant legacy of Hildegard of Bingen." The codex contains Hildegard's compositions, collections of her letters and linguistic writings, and her biography.

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IAWM is a global network that works to increase and enhance musical activities and opportunities and to promote the music of women. Website includes information about IAWM's publications, concerts, competitions for researchers and composers, conferences, and advocacy work.

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Yiddish theater icon's papers, housed at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Conceived in 2001 by Tara Rodgers, scholar, composer & musician, after observing the distinct lack of women active in the field of electronic music. Promotes the work of women artists, creates a resource on production methods more accessible to women & girls and provides online space for discussion of music and gender issues.

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Features female performers active in the underground and independent music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. It is by no means comprehensive and in many ways totally subjective.

World Music

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The 6th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days event will take place on October 1-15, 2007.
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Search the holdings of one of the largest ethnographic sound-recording archives in North America. Includes field recordings as well as commercial recordings.

Writing About Music

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Prepared by the Music Library, University of Western Ontario Library.
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"Compiled from various style manuals, memoranda and editing decisions ...." Essential resource.