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Online Music Resources

This is a somewhat random conglomeration of links that might help or amuse you (or both!). Updated Summer 2010 by Sonia Archer-Capuzzo.

If you have suggestions for things to add or want to alert us to a broken link, please email Sarah Dorsey at sbdorsey@uncg.edu. Thanks and enjoy!

Copyright

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Copyright & Intellectual Property Policies
The ARL Copyright website supplies information on a number of copyright and intellectual property issues. On this site, you can link to congressional bills and court cases on copyright. You can also find links to other websites that cover copyright issues.
Harold Schiffman Music Library Association Copyright for Music Librarians
The MLA Copyright website is an excellent source for information on copyright laws and court decisions. The site's glossary and frequently-asked-questions pages are also extremely helpful for those who do not have a degree in copyright law.
Music Publishers' Association: Copyright Resource Center
The Music Publishers' Association's Copyright Resource Center is an important source of practical information for musicians. It provides annotated links to websites where one can search for the copyright-holder of a specific work and find the forms necessary to request permission to perform or arrange a copyrighted work. A number of other links provide information about copyright law in general and how it pertains to musicians.
Plagiarism Defined and Clarified in UNCG P.A.T.H. Tutorial
UNCG's plagiarism tutorial explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your writing. It provides a handy explanation of paraphrasing, with examples of "good" and "bad" paraphrases and practice exercises. In addition to addressing plagiarism, the P.A.T.H. Tutorial also guides students through the research process, including searching for and citing sources.
Purdue: Avoiding Plagiarism
This website defines plagiarism and gives examples of what plagiarism is and is not. It also supplies lists of instances when it is important to cite sources. The examples and exercises on this website are clear and useful.
UCLA Copyright Infringement Project
This website focuses on copyright as it relates to music. It does not provide as much general information on copyright as some of the other sites listed here, but it does supply useful lists of songs that have been subjects of copyright cases as recently as 2005 and information about the court's decision in these cases. Another page on the site lists court cases by decade (up to the current year) and links to summaries of these cases.
U.S. Copyright Office
This is the website for the United States Copyright Office. It can be difficult to understand the site and the information it provides. However, the frequently-asked-questions page is clear and easy to navigate and can point you in the right direction if you are searching for which form to fill out and how. The site is where you will find links to essential copyright forms and instructions for filling them out. Note: The "Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright" link "for students and teachers" is a cartoon depiction of Cop E. Wright talking to teenagers about copyright and may not be the most practical resource for exploring copyright issues for college students and professors.

Dance and Theater

American Ballroom Companion
The American Ballroom Companion is a collection of more than 200 ballroom/social dance manuals held by the Library of Congress. The site is a good source for printed information on social dance and dance manuals. Additionally, if provides a number of short videos of various dances performed by dancers in period costume. There is also valuable information about conducting research on the website, including a search guide and information about copyright and restrictions of the material on the site.
Ballet Dance
This is the website for Ballet-Dance Magazine. It includes links to a number of articles from current and past issues. The photo collection on the site is a good resource for those looking for professional photographs of dancers. The online forums and links connect those viewing the website to a wider dance community.
Bluegobo: The Online Musical Theatre Video Archive
This is a fun site for music theater fans. There are numerous videos of live performances and movie/television clips. Additionally, the site provides a number of photos of major performers.
Country Dance and Song Society
The website of the Country Dance and Song Society supplies information on local chapters and events as well as on various forms of English and Anglo-American song and dance. The E-Library, glossaries, and other online reference sources are helpful.
Dance Notation
The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) is a non-profit organization that uses the Labanotation system to create dance scores. Their website explains the basics of Labanotation, offers correspondence courses (for a fee), and lists scores available for purchase.
Greensboro Ballet
This is the website of Greensboro's ballet company.
Music and Dance Bibliography and Reference Resources (Duckles online, kinda)
This site lists the following kinds of resources: Directories, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Periodical Indexes and Other Specialized Indexes, Bibliographies of Music Research, Repertory Guides and Bibliographies of Music, Composer Thematic Catalogues and Bibliographies, Performer Bibliographies, Catalogues of Music Collections and Exhibits, Discographies, Chronologies, Select Histories and Guides to Music Librarianship. The site also has a blog, a wiki, and a Facebook page.
Palatine: Dance, Drama, and Music
Palatine is a website for educators in music, dance, and theater in the United Kingdom provided by the Higher Education Academy. Some information is specific to the UK higher education system, but there is a great deal that professors and students in the US can utilize.
Theater and Dance Research Guide
This is an online study guide for theater and dance. It provides advice on sources for research in a number of areas, such as musical theater, stage managing, and playwriting.
Triad Stage
Triad Stage is a non-profit professional theater that serves the Piedmont Triad.
Voice of Dance
Voice of Dance is basically an online encyclopedia of dance. It links to articles on dance and dance productions from a number of periodical sources and videos of performances and demonstrations. Several specific styles of dance, like ballet, modern, and hip hop, have their own pages, with articles and videos focused on the specific dance and dance culture.

Digital Sheet Music

8Notes: Free Sheet Music, Riffs, Lessons and Tools for Musicians
8Notes provides access to free sheet music, which you can search or browse by composer, instrument, performing artist, or musical style. The site also links to several music theory tutorials on basic concepts, like ledger lines and key signatures.
American Music Center
This website focuses on art music by American composers. A database of pieces provides basic information on a number of non-standard works, and in some cases MP3s and/or portions of scores are available. A calendar of upcoming performances lists concerts of American music taking place in major cities in the US.
The Classical String Quartet, 1770-1840
This is a digital collection of string quartet manuscripts from Duke University.
Digital Mozart Edition: Neue Mozart Ausgabe Online
This website allows you to easily search or browse for scores and recordings of many of Mozart's works. The website is easy to navigate and is available in English.
Downloadable Classical Music
Musopen's website provides downloadable scores by a number of composers and for a number of instruments. You can browse the scores by composer, instrument, compositional period, or form. You can also search for specific works. Sound recordings are also available.
Eastman School of Music: Musical Scores
This is a database of downloadable print materials, especially sheet music, in the public domain. You have to create an account to use the collection, but this is free of charge. Some items in this collection are unique to Eastman's music library.
Free Printable Staff Paper
Free staff paper layouts that you can customize online and print out.
Free Scores: The Sheet Music World Center
Free-scores.com has a large database of scores for a number of different instruments. You can browse by instrument and compositional period or search for a specific work. Each entry lists the extra features for a piece, such as whether the score is available as a PDF, whether there is an MP3 available, what the estimated difficulty of the piece is, and whether there is a play-along feature available. There is also a link to the site's sheet music store, which offers many standard works and studies not offered online.
Free Sheet Music Guide
The Free Sheet Music Guide provides an annotated list of websites that offer sheet music online and in print. The annotations read like advertisements but do provide useful information to decide if each would be useful to the performer/researcher.
French Song
This website provides a complete online copy of a three-volume set of French songs from the late 17th to early 18th century, collected by Christope Ballard.
Indiana University: Variations
Indiana University's online score collection provides high-quality PDFs of several important pieces. The collections for piano and voice are especially well-developed. Most of the scores are printable.
International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
IMSLP is a repository for thousands of online scores in the public domain. You can browse by composer, compositional period, instrument(s), or composer nationality. You can also search the site for specific works. The usage tutorial for the site is very helpful.
Juilliard Manuscript Collection
This is a digitized record of a collection of original manuscripts, sketches, and first editions of more than 100 works. This site is not intended to provide sheet music for performance, but instead, primary documents for research.
Library of Congress: American Memory, Music
The Library of Congress's American Memory music collection houses a number of the Library's collections in an online format. The collections cover a wide range of topics from folk music to jazz. Collections include scores, recordings, videos, composers' sketches, biographical material, photographs, and a number of other media.
Lully
The Jean Baptiste Lully digital collection at the University of North Texas contains almost 30 works. The files are facsimiles of the original manuscripts.
Music Scores: Classical Sheet Music
The sheet music from this site consists of pieces by prominent composers. The works are often not the most prominent pieces in any genre by a composer. Many are free, but others can only be downloaded for a small fee (usually around $5 or less). You can browse the site by composer, instrument, or genre, or you can search for a specific work.
Mutopia Project: Free Sheet Music for Everyone
Mutopia's website supplies music in the public domain for free download. You can browse by composer, instrument, or style, or you can conduct a search.
Piano Street
Many of the online scores on pianostreet.com are not free, but there are several important pieces available for free download, as well as scales and arpeggios. The site also has a blog, a forum, and a dictionary of musical terms.
Public Domain Music
This is a somewhat useful site for musicians performing popular music or hymns. In some cases, it only supplies lists of tunes in the public domain, while in others it gives the opportunity to print out works in the public domain for a small fee. The site can be difficult to navigate and will not yield results for many genres.
Public Domain Piano Music
This website provides downloadable scores for a large number of pieces by prominent composers. Some downloads are free, while others cost a small fee. The variety of works and the number of literature standards offered for download make this a valuable resource for pianists.
RowyNet: Free Scores
This website provides free sheet music for a number of instruments. Additionally, there are links to other websites that provide free scores and a good glossary of musical terms.
Sheet Music Consortium
The Sheet Music Consortium is a group of universities who pool their digital sheet music collections in a central location online. The website is free and easy to use. You can access digitized copies of a number of scores, primarily of American popular music of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
University of Chicago: Chopin Early Editions
This is a collection of first edition works by Chopin published before 1881. You can browse or search the collection. Each piece is accompanied by detailed bibliographic information. The images of the scores are high-quality. The site also offers advice on using the scores, asking that researchers and students cite the scores and providing contact information for commercial usage or ordering reproductions.
WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive
This website is primarily a database of free scores, but it also has some links to sites on music theory, music history, and lists of musical terms. You must download MusiXTeX software to download scores from this site.
WLSCM: The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music
This website is a free service of the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music that provides downloads of unpublished or commercially unavailable scores from the seventeenth century. The list of works is short but well-organized. The site also provides helpful links to a lot of related websites.

Digital Sound

Alexander Street Press: Classical Music Library Free Download of the Week
You can visit this site every week for a new free music download.
AllMusic
AllMusic provides basic information about a number of styles of music. It features a large number of sound files, including some of rare, out-of-circulation recordings. You can search for a specific performer/group/composer, or you can browse different genres, including rap, jazz, classical, and world.
American Music Center
This website focuses on art music by American composers. A database of pieces provides basic information on a number of non-standard works, and in some cases MP3s and/or portions of scores are available. A calendar of upcoming performances lists concerts of American music taking place in major cities in the US.
Classical Live Online Radio
This website provides links to classical radio stations' online broadcasts in North America and Europe. There are stations from large cities and smaller towns and brief descriptions of each. You need Windows Media Player to listen to many of these stations online.
Classical Station
This is the website of 89.7 WCPE, a classical music station out of Wake Forest. You can listen online and find information about upcoming events and basic information on composers and pieces.
Digital Podcast
This website lists podcasts in a number of different musical styles. You can search within specific categories or browse recommendations. Each entry is annotated with a brief description. You can listen to and subscribe to podcasts from this site.
Downloadable Classical Music
This website allows you to download MP3s and/or PDFs of sheet music. You can search or browse by composer, form, stylistic period, instrument, or performer.
Find Sounds
FindSounds.com allows you to search online for sound effects and instrument samples for download.
Internet Radio Locator
Radio Locator allows you to search for radio stations you can pick up in a specific location. It allows you to search in the USA and internationally.
LastFM
LastFM goes beyond providing online searches for radio stations or shows. The website claims to link you to radio stations, concerts, and bands you will like based on your current preferences. It's similar to the lists that Amazon.com of Netflix make of books, movies, or music you might like based on previous purchases.
Gardner Museum Classical Podcast
This is a database of live performance recordings from concerts at the Gardner Museum. You can browse the archives or search by composer or performer.
Mashable: Top Places to get Free and Legal Music
This is a good site to visit for general ideas and specific sites to keep in mind when you are looking for free music downloads.
Midomi: The Ultimate Music Search
This is a good site to find songs, albums, and videos for a variety of musicians performing a variety of styles. It's most unique feature is the "ultimate" search, which allows you to sing or hum a song into a microphone on your computer and have the website search for that song. The site also has an i-phone app so you can do an ultimate search while you're away from your computer.
Pandora Radio
Pandora Radio is a fun website that matches you with music and radio stations that you may like based on your current preferences. You can download apps for your mobile phone, look up more information on an artist or song, and create a profile that will save your preferences.
Slacker Personal Radio
This is an online radio website that allows you to tune into dozens of style-specific radio stations or create your own. It is easy to navigate and free (you will have to look at a lot of ads).
SomaFM
This is another online radio site, this time focusing on alternative/underground music. The website's annotations for each station are very helpful. Musician interviews and playlists of similar songs are also fun.
Songza
Songza allows you to listen to music from their website and share it with friends. They have a number of playlists, in addition to individual songs and albums. You can also listen to their online radio stations.
SoundSnap
This is a database of sound samples, including music clips, animal sounds, and machine sounds. You can download up to five samples per month for free, but you must pay for additional samples after that.
Sound Toys: Online Virtual Instruments, Interactive Music Guides, Digital Media Artworks
This website provides an annotated list of links to websites where you can find a wide variety of music resources, from samples to music history resources. The websites are divided into subject groups to make browsing and searching easier.
UCSB: Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
This is a collection of digitized cylinder recordings. You can search, or you can browse through a number of different categories.
Vintage Phonograph Recordings: 1900-1939
This is a database for digital sound files of phonograph recordings from 1900-1939. In addition to sound files, you can find information on songs, records, and recording techniques.

Directories

AllMusic
AllMusic provides basic information about a number of styles of music. It features a large number of sound files, including some of rare, out-of-circulation recordings. You can search for a specific performer/group/composer, or you can browse different genres, including rap, jazz, classical, and world.
American Musicological Society (AMS): WWW Sites of Interest to Musicologists
The AMS Sites of Interest page provides links to job searches, journal articles, musicology blogs, and websites for other music organizations. It provides links to several academic libraries and a WorldCat search bar. It also offers a few unique services, like a Bible search link and a link to Babel Fish, where one can translate several different languages.
Blog Catalog: Music Blogs
This is, as it says, a catalog of music blogs. They are organized by subject for browsing, or you can search for a specific blog.
Harvard University: Online Resources for Music Scholoars
Scroll down to "Sheet Music and Multi-Media Resources." Here you will find a list of useful websites covering a variety of music-related topics and issues, including a lot of library collections.
Indiana University: WorldWide Internet Music Resources
This is an extensive resource, providing information about music and musicians in a wide range of genres. Browsing via subject headings leads to progressively more detailed information. The search option on this site works inconsistently, so browsing is the better option.
MusicSack
MusicSack is an online index of information sources for musicians of a number of different eras and styles. In addition to searching by name, you can search by location for performances and venues.
UC Santa Barbara: Internet Resources in Music
Much of the material on this website is only available for UCSA faculty and students. However, it does provide excellent lists of call numbers and search advice for clarinet, flute, and horn.
University of Washington: Music Library
Under "Other Music Guides," near the bottom of the page, this site provides some useful information about doing research in a few musical areas. The University of Washington also has a number of subject-specific databases that provide links to helpful websites, which you can find listed throughout this database.
Yale University: Music Resources on the World Wide Web
Yale's Music Resources on the Web site provides information on a wide range of topics online. The site can be browsed by category. Categories include common choices for music research, such as "ethnomusicology" and "instruments," but also include unexpected and useful subjects like "pronunciation." Subcategories are annotated and easy to link to.

Electronic Music

Electronic Music Foundation
The Electronic Music Foundation's website is actually one of seven websites that the organization maintains to highlight various activities in the realm of music and technology. The website is of interest primarily to members or those who follow the activities of the EMF.
Folk Songs for the Five Points
This website is a music project to create compositions from the sounds of New York City's Lower East Side. You can hear others' compositions or construct one of your own using the sound files on the site.
SEAMUS: The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
Seamus is an organization for composers, performers, and educators of electronic music. The Society's website supplies information about conferences, CDs, and newsletters. Upcoming events and opportunities for electro-acoustic musicians and composers are also listed.
SoundSnap
This is a database of sound samples, including music clips, animal sounds, and machine sounds. You can download up to five samples per month for free, but you must pay for additional samples after that.
Sound Toys: Online Virtual Instruments, Interactive Music Guides, Digital Media Artworks
This website provides an annotated list of links to websites where you can find a wide variety of music resources, from samples to music history resources. The websites are divided into subject groups to make browsing and searching easier.
UW Libraries: Electronic and Computer Music
The University of Washington Electronic and Computer Music site lists resources for those interested in electronic music. It provides links to electronic music organizations' websites and to websites that provide materials like MIDI files.

Ethnomusicology

Afrocentric Voices In Classical Music
Afrocentric Voices focuses on African American classical musicians. The website includes a bibliography of useful sources, photos and biographies of prominent artists, a chronology of significant events in the history of African American classical performers and composers, and links to a number of other useful sites.
American Memory Collection
This is an online database of the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection. It contains a variety of music-related materials in a variety of formats.
Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)
This website is maintained by Indiana University as an extension to the AAAMC collection. The collection covers African American musics in a number of styles, including blues, hip hop, and classical.
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America
This is a good website for anyone researching, or interested in, folk songs of the United Kingdom, Ireland, or American. You can search the site for specific songs or composers, or you can browse by the type of song or the song's general subject material.
Global Music Archive
The Global Music Archive is a collection of resources on music and dance from Africa and the Americas. The website provides access to a number of sound recordings and print resources from the archive. You can browse by subject or search for specific groups, areas, recordings, etc. Many of the recordings have been digitized and can be listened to directly from the website.
Jewish Music WebCenter
The Jewish Music WebCenter provides links to a number of websites about Jewish musics, musicians, and research in these areas. "Starting Research in Jewish Music" is a useful page for focusing research and finding basic sources on Jewish music.
National Geographic: Listen to the World
The National Geographic music website is a collection of articles, recordings, and videos from all over the world. The musical styles represented are broad though not comprehensive. You can link to the National Geographic music shop at the bottom of the page, which provides access to more artists and musical examples. You can listen to some samples for free, though most music is available for download for a small fee, usually 99 cents per song.
Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Folkways is the record label of the US National Museum. The label focuses on musical diversity, producing recordings of a number of artists and musical styles that are difficult to find elsewhere. The website is easy to search and browse.
University of Washington: World Music Directory
The University of Washington's ethnomusicology website provides useful links to a number of world music websites. Many of the links for streaming music or scholarly journal databases are restricted to UW students but are available through the UNCG library.
Virtual Instrument Museum
The Virtual Instrument Museum provides comprehensive descriptions of a variety of musical instruments. Included in descriptions are area of origin, photographs, video and sound files, and references for further research. Instruments can be searched alphabetically by name, by type (e.g. aerophone), by region (e.g. East Asia), or by material (e.g. wood).

Film Music

Film Music Magazine
This website features articles about movie and television composers, soundtrack reviews, and industry news. The calendar of events and job listings could be especially helpful for those pursuing or considering a career in film music composition or performance.
Film Music Society
The Film Music Society's website is especially notable for its "Resources and Links" page, which lists important people and organizations in the film soundtrack business.
MovieScore Magazine
This website is similar to that of Film Music Magazine. "The Scoreboard" is a good page for those who wish to keep up with the latest work in the film score world.
Soundtracks
This website provides a huge amount of information on movie soundtracks. The site features album listings by composer and movie, and links to album descriptions. The recording reviews and articles can also be helpful.
UW Libraries: Film and TV Music
The University of Washington links to a number of websites and databases related to music for movies and television.

Instruments

American Musical Instrument Society
The "Resources" page of the AMIS website has a number of useful links. You can also search an index of past journal articles and find information about the organization's activities.
American Orchestras
This is the website of the League of American Orchestras. The website provides extensive information about the League and its publications.
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
The ASTA website provides a wealth of information for teachers and students alike on conferences, teaching techniques, competitions, and scholarships. Most information is available for free to any viewer, like summaries of the articles included in the latest AST Journal publication, but in some cases membership is needed to find more in-depth information, like full-text versions of articles.
The Classical String Quartet, 1770-1840
This is a digital collection of string quartet manuscripts from Duke University.
Historic Brass Bibliography
This website provides access to an extensive bibliography of writings on historic brass instruments. While the bibliography is a good source of information, it is not easily searchable and is not displayed in an easy-to-read format.
International Clarinet Association (ICA)
The ICA website provides information about conferences, performances, and clarinet-related research. Much of the information is available to non-members, though membership provides access to more materials.
International Double Reed Society
This is an excellent website for any double reed player. It includes links to articles, sheet music, recordings, and videos. A group instrumental insurance policy and a stolen instruments registry are a few of the numerous extra perks offered by the site.
MIM: The Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum is located in Brussels, Belgium, but you can access some helpful information from their website. There are good descriptions of common musical instruments as well as some nice photographs. The site can be difficult to navigate.
Museum of Musical Instruments
This is an online museum of guitars. Exhibits focus on different musical styles, locations, time periods, or artists. The website features a number of instrument photographs. Links to articles from other sources are also abundant.
National Music Museum
The National Music Museum, located in South Dakota, houses an extensive collection of musical instruments from all over the world. The website is comprehensive in its coverage of museum collections. By taking virtual tours of the different galleries, you can find high-quality photographs and detailed descriptions of individual items in the collection.
Odd Music
"Oddmusic is home to unique, odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual musical instruments and resources" (www.oddmusic.com). The website's gallery features a long list of unusual instruments with brief descriptions. By clicking on the instrument's name, you can open a more detailed description accompanied by pictures. Some instruments are novelty items while others are actually common in other parts of the world, like the Bonang of Indonesia.
PIPE List
This website allows you to search for individuals and ensembles that perform early music on period and/or modern instruments. You can also find a list of record labels that produce early music recordings and or other websites of interest to fans of early music.
Suzuki Association
The Suzuki Association website provides resources for teachers and parents, including a teacher registry. Lists of upcoming events, journal articles, and videos can also be very helpful for teachers and parents.
UNCG Cello Music Collection- The Largest Cello Music Collection in the World!
The Cello Music Collection website is clear and easy to navigate. Even better, this collection is in Jackson Library, so you can do more than search online.
UW Libraries: Information about instruments
This is a list of links to general and instrument-specific websites. Instruments are not limited to familiar specimens, like oboes or trombones, but also cover sites for less well-known types, like player piano or autoharp.
Virtual Instrument Museum
The Virtual Instrument Museum provides comprehensive descriptions of a variety of musical instruments. Included in descriptions are area of origin, physical description, photographs, video and sound files, and references for further research. Instruments can be searched alphabetically by name, by type (e.g. aerophone), by region (e.g. East Asia), or by material (e.g. wood).

Jazz and Blues

The Blue Highway
This website provides information about the blues and some prominent blues artists. It also lists radio stations where one can hear blues broadcasts all over the world and links to old radio shows through realplayer. Chat rooms are also available.
Blues Foundation
The Blues Foundation website offers a variety of information including short summaries of different blues styles and links to writings about the blues, links to websites of other blues organizations and artists, and information about upcoming events. Unique features include information on the organization's "Blues in the Schools" initiative and its HART fund for musicians.
Jazz Foundation
The Jazz Foundation website is similar to that of the Blues Foundation. As of December 2009, this site is under construction and, as yet, would primarily benefit jazz musicians looking for aid.
The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection
This website makes the Monterey Jazz Festival Collection of sound and video recordings available online. You must open a free account to search the collection. The "Related Resources" page can also be helpful.
Red Hot Jazz
This website covers jazz before 1930. There are band and artist bios with some video and audio recordings for download. A page on jazz films of the era lists films and provides links for more detailed information for some. A page with links to a number of articles with more information on hot jazz is also useful.
Rojaro: The World's Largest Free Music Magazine Index
This website is an index of magazines, fanzines, articles, record labels, and reviews of a number of different popular and world music styles. The index helps find standard (e.g. Rolling Stone) and more obscure sources.
Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies Study Guide
This is a good resource for those interested in researching jazz. It is easy to navigate and provides access to artist biographies, bibliographies of important sources, and information about archives, festivals, and exhibits.
UW Libraries: Jazz and Blues
The University of Washington Jazz and Blues site is an excellent source for basic information on a number of musicians, record labels, and topic-specific websites.

Local Interest: Greensboro/NC

Bel Canto Company
Bel Canto is a chorus of professional singers based in Greensboro.
Community Arts Cafe
The Community Arts Café website offers information on the visual and performing arts in Greensboro, including a community calendar and articles. There are also links for High Point, Winston-Salem, and other areas.
Eastern Music Festival
The Eastern Music Festival is a summer music festival featuring music from a variety of genres. They also host other concerts throughout the year.
Greensboro Ballet
This is the website of Greensboro's ballet company.
Greensboro Local Music
This website profiles Greensboro musicians and includes free online songs by many.
Greensboro Opera
Greensboro Opera presents performances of great operas by local and international stars each season.
Greensboro Symphony
The Greensboro Symphony's website provides information about upcoming and past concerts, guest musicians, and educational offerings. The website also provides some podcasts of past performances.
Music for a Great Space
This is a concert series based in Greensboro that focuses on solo and chamber music.
Music Maker Relief Foundation
The Music Maker Relief Foundation is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina that helps blues musicians. Lists of upcoming performances, some in North Carolina and others further afield, as well as downloadable music clips, make the site useful for blues fans as well as blues musicians.
North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA)
NCMEA is a branch of MENC, advocating music education in North Carolina. The website has a number of useful features, like scholarship listings, job listings, and calendars of events.
NC Symphony
This is the website of the North Carolina Symphony, based in Raleigh. It provides information on programs, artists, educational programs, etc.
Triad Performing Arts (Go Triad)
Go Triad is a great source for upcoming events and cultural activities in the Triad area.
Triad Stage
Triad Stage is a non-profit professional theater that serves the Piedmont Triad.
UNCG Cello Music Collection- The Largest Collection of Cello Music in the World!
The Cello Music Collection website is clear and easy to navigate. Even better, this collection is in Jackson Library, so you can do more than search online.

Music Education

American Orff-Schulwerk Association
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is made up of music educators interested in Carl Orff's system of combining music and movement in music education. The website supplies basic material about the Orff-Schulwerk method and ideas. There are also links to information about conferences, publications, and other opportunities for development.
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
The ASTA website provides a wealth of information for teachers and students alike on conferences, teaching techniques, competitions, and scholarships. Most information is available for free to any viewer, like summaries of the articles included in the latest AST Journal publication, but in some cases membership is needed to find more in-depth information, like full-text versions of articles.
Children's Music Workshop
Music Education Online provides valuable resources for music teachers and their pupils. Instrument guides explain why a student might like to play that instrument, what kinds of accessories they will need (e.g. reeds), and how much they can expect to pay for an instrument. These pages also help students and their parents determine what brand of instrument is right for them and whether they should buy, lease, or rent. The music theory tutor program is another nice feature, offering clear, simple tutorials on basic concepts.
Gender Research in Music Education
This website provides information on the roles gender plays in music and music education. Links to journal articles and a bibliography of sources are helpful for researchers. The site does not seem to be updated regularly, so it should be considered a starting place for research but not a complete source of information.
Kennedy Center: Music Education Page
The Kennedy Center's Music Education page supplies information on music and arts education opportunities through the Kennedy Center. A few resources are more useful to students and faculty at UNCG "Career Development" and "Arts Management" links, which list classes and workshops, internship opportunities, and ideas for teaching the arts in schools.
Music Education Resources
This website is a part of About.com. It has a long list of instruments with descriptions, including some less-common varieties like the theremin and the shawm. The music theory tutorial is a good source of images of common musical symbols. This is a good basic source for educators.
National Association for Music Education (MENC)
The MENC website is an excellent source of information for music educators, students, and advocates. Information specific to areas like band, orchestra, and choir is available. Additionally, the website provides results of numerous studies on music's importance in education, which can be useful to researchers or teachers lobbying for increased support for music in the schools.
North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA)
NCMEA is a branch of MENC, advocating music education in North Carolina. The website has a number of useful features, like scholarship listings, job listings, and calendars of events.
Palatine: Dance, Drama, and Music
Palatine is a website for educators in music, dance, and theater in the United Kingdom provided by the Higher Education Academy. Some information is specific to the UK higher education system, but there is a great deal that professors and students in the US can utilize.
Suzuki Association
The Suzuki Association website provides resources for teachers and parents, including a teacher registry. Lists of upcoming events, journal articles, and videos can also be very helpful for teachers and parents.

Music History

American Memory Collection
This is an online database of the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection entries that relate to music. It contains a variety of music-related materials in a variety of formats.
American Musicological Society
The American Musicological Society's website focuses on the Society and its activities. Information about graduate programs, fellowships, grants, and AMS publications may be of special interest to students. A great deal of information is available to any viewer, though some resources are for AMS members only.
American Song Sheets
This is a digitized portion of Duke University's collection of broadsheets of American popular songs from the 1800s.
Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant
Cantus houses a large collection of digital copies of chant manuscripts. The "Begin Here" section of the homepage links to several helpful pages that explain how to search the site and download files.
Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
This website, created and maintained through the School of Music at Indiana University, provides a number of resources for those interested in the history of music theory. Modern books about the history of theory are listed. Additionally, there are a few online databases of early writings on music (the sources are recorded in their original languages, so Latin, French, Italian, or other foreign language dictionaries may be necessary).
The Classical String Quartet, 1770-1840
This is a digital collection of string quartet manuscripts from Duke University.
Composer Database
This website provides links to information on a number of well-known and more obscure composers. Information provided includes biographies, lists of works, and photographs.
Gregorian Chant Homepage
This website links the user to a number of other sites helpful in research of Gregorian chant. Resources are organized under subjects, such as chants from a specific region or music theory of chants.
Historic American Sheet Music
This website features Duke's digitized collection of American songs written between 1850 and 1920. In addition to scores, the website provides helpful information on copyright, preservation, and other issues pertinent to researching songs in the collection.
Ives
In addition to the expected biographical data on Ives, this site lists upcoming performances of his music and features an well-documented photo gallery.
Lully
The Jean Baptiste Lully digital collection at the University of North Texas contains almost 30 works. The files are facsimiles of the original manuscripts.
Mozart
This is a database of Mozart's letters to and from family and friends. It allows you to search the letters for keywords, locations, names, or musical works in four languages. The site is still in progress as of February 2010, but it already allows users to search a number of documents easily.
Music and Dance Bibliography and Reference Resources (Duckles online, kinda)
This site lists the following kinds of resources: Directories, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Periodical Indexes and Other Specialized Indexes, Bibliographies of Music Research, Repertory Guides and Bibliographies of Music, Composer Thematic Catalogues and Bibliographies, Performer Bibliographies, Catalogues of Music Collections and Exhibits, Discographies, Chronologies, Select Histories and Guides to Music Librarianship. The site also has a blog, a wiki, and a Facebook page.
Music for the Nation
This is a database of American sheet music of the late 1800s held by the Library of Congress. The site is easy to navigate. In addition to images, the collection also features audio examples of the songs.
TMIWeb: Thesaurus musicarum italicarum
TMIWeb is a database of Italian music treatises written during the Renaissance and early Baroque musical style periods. Be aware that while you can read and search the site in English, the treatises are usually in the original Italian.
UW Libraries: Early Music
This website provides links to organizations, databases, and other information resources for early music research.

Music Theory

Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
This website, created and maintained through the School of Music at Indiana University, provides a number of resources for those interested in the history of music theory. Modern books about the history of theory are listed. Additionally, there are a few online databases of early writings on music (the sources are recorded in their original languages, so Latin, French, Italian, or other foreign language dictionaries may be necessary).
Free Printable Staff Paper
Free staff paper layouts that you can customize online and print out.
Journal of Music Theory
This is the online version of Journal for Music Theory (JMT). While you may find information visiting the site directly, most of the services are for subscribers only. Visit JMT through the Harold Schiffman Music Library databases to take advantage of the university's subscription.
Music Theory Online
This is the refereed online journal Music Theory Online. In addition to article published in the journal, the website includes links to other online and theory journals.
Ricci Adams: Music Theory
This website houses the music theory tutorials also found on the 8Notes and Children's Music Workshop websites. In addition to watching tutorials online, you can also download them offline viewing.
Schenker Guide: Tom Pankhurst's Guide to Schenkerian Analysis
SchenkerGuide.com is a companion website for SchenkerGUIDE: A Brief Handbook and Website for Schenkerian Analysis, published by Routledge. The website supplies exercises, a bibliography, a glossary of terms (especially helpful with Schenkerian analysis, and several other useful tools.
Society for Music Theory
The Society for Music Theory's website is an important source for current research in music theory. The Society publishes two journals, with links to both on this website. Additionally, information about local chapters, upcoming events, and available grants and awards is easy to find.
Teoria: Music Theory Web
Teoría is a good basic theory source. It includes definitions, tutorials, exercises, and links to articles on music theory.
UW Libraries- Music Theory
This website links to sites focusing on a number of music theory interest areas, including journals, organizations, and ear training and analysis websites.

Performance Related Injuries

American Massage Therapy Association
The "Consumer Guide" page on this website can be especially helpful if you are researching massage therapy as a treatment for performance related injuries or looking for a massage therapist. The information is clear and helpful.
American Society for the Alexander Technique
This website provides a great deal of basic information on the Alexander Technique. Additionally, it can help you find classes and teachers in your area and helpful books and videos.
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
This is also an excellent Alexander Technique website. It is well-organizes, with a lot of helpful information. The "Musicians and the Alexander Technique" link is especially useful, with a list of instrument- and voice-specific links, as well as links to more general information sources.
Ergonomics for Musicians
Ergonomics for Musicians is an About.com page that provides a general overview of ergonomic challenges musicians face and resources available. Links at the bottom of the page provide gateways to more information on repetitive strain/performance related injuries. The section on children and instrumental ergonomics is also interesting and potentially helpful for those considering a career in music education.
The Feldenkrais Method
This website explains basics of the Feldenkrais Method. It allows you to search for practitioners and classes in your area. Links to articles about the usefulness of the Feldenkrais Method in the performing arts, voice training, and other specific areas can be very helpful.
Massage Therapy and Acupuncture at UNCG
This website explains the massage therapy and acupuncture services available for UNCG students at employees at the Wellness Center on campus. It is a good place to start if you are considering trying these treatments, as they are discounted for students, employees, and family members of employees.
Performing Arts Medical Association
The Performing Arts Medical Association website is a good place to find research on musicians' injuries and health issues. The "Referrals" page can be especially useful, as it provides a simple way to find doctors who specialize in performing arts medicine in your area.
Playing (less) Hurt
This is the companion website to Janet Horvath's book, Playing (less) Hurt. While this is not a substitute for the book, it can provide links to useful materials.
Quodlibet, Inc.
This is the website of a company that manufactures instrumental support devices, such as the FHRED.

Pop/Rock

Billboard: Now the Music Moves You
This is the website of Billboard magazine. You can see lists of new recordings, view the latest charts and chart archives, and find news about the popular music scene.
Country Music Hall of Fame
This website provides information about the Country Music Hall of Fame. The site is useful if you are planning to go to the museum and are preparing for the visit. There are few online resources for research.
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
The IASPM website is a good source for anyone doing research that has to do with popular music of many areas of the world. The site features databases and bibliographies that can help in research and forums for calls for papers and journal submissions for those looking to present that research.
Oldies Music: Music of the 50's, 60's and 70's
This is a fun website that provides lists of number one singles, births and deaths, and other trivia about pop and rock artists of the 1950s-70s. There are also links to artists' official websites and locations where one can buy books, CDs, and films.
Pitchfork Media
This website features articles, reviews, and event listings for pop/rock groups. The site has a lot of information on lesser-known bands, including lists of albums and tracks, and music videos.
Reason to Rock: Rock Music as Art Form
This is an online textbook on rock music. The information provided is good, but the website is hard to navigate. There is no table of contents or index, and you must navigate from one page to the next, without skipping or backtracking.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website lists and explains current and upcoming exhibitions, the museum's permanent collection, and other basic information. One of its most useful features is the list of inductees, which provides links to biographies, recording lists, timelines, articles, and many other resources on each soloist or group.
Rojaro: The World's Largest Free Music Magazine Index
This website is an index of magazines, fanzines, articles, record labels, and reviews of a number of different popular and world music styles. The index helps find standard (e.g. Rolling Stone) and more obscure sources.

Research Centers, Museums, and Libraries

Country Music Hall of Fame
This website provides information about the Country Music Hall of Fame. The site is useful if you are planning to go to the museum and are preparing for the visit. There are few online resources for research.
Exploratorium's Science of Music
This is a fun site that provides answers for questions like, "Why do some songs get stuck in my head?" Print and video explanations explain and demonstrate concepts.
Frank's Vinyl Museum
This website is a museum of rare and odd records.
Gardner Museum Classical Podcast
This is a database of live performance recordings from concerts at the Gardner Museum. You can browse the archives or search by composer or performer.
MIM: The Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum is located in Brussels, Belgium, but you can access some helpful information from their website. There are good descriptions of common musical instruments as well as some nice photographs. The site can be difficult to navigate.
Museum of Musical Instruments
This is an online museum of guitars. Exhibits focus on different musical styles, locations, time periods, or artists. The website features a number of instrument photographs. Links to articles from other sources are also abundant.
Music Museum Links
This website lists music museums from around the world alphabetically by city. Each listing includes a link to the museum's website.
National Music Museum
The National Music Museum, located in South Dakota, houses an extensive collection of musical instruments from all over the world. The website is comprehensive in its coverage of museum collections. By taking virtual tours of the different galleries, you can find high-quality photographs and detailed descriptions of individual items in the collection.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website lists and explains current and upcoming exhibitions, the museum's permanent collection, and other basic information. One of its most useful features is the list of inductees, which provides links to biographies, recording lists, timelines, articles, and many other resources on each soloist or group.
Royal Academy of Music Images
This website is an online museum of music-related images held by the Royal Academy of Music. The extensive collection includes images of manuscripts, instruments, opera costumes, and playbills.
Songwriter's Hall of Fame
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame, much like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, website lists past inductees and provides a great deal of information on each. Audio examples and "Related Songwriters" list provide valuable extra information.
UNCG Cello Music Collection- The Largest Collection of Cello Music in the World!
The Cello Music Collection website is clear and easy to navigate. Even better, this collection is in Jackson Library, so you can do more than search online.
University of North Texas Music Library
The UNT Music Library is considered to be one of the best in the country. The digital collection is extensive, including the Jean Baptiste Lully collection, which contains almost 30 works (http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53/). Videos on the homepage provide tutorials on how to use the library online. Even if a source is not available digitally, it is easy to search the extensive music collections at the library online.
Virtual Instrument Museum
The Virtual Instrument Museum provides comprehensive descriptions of a variety of musical instruments. Included in descriptions are area of origin, physical description, photographs, video and sound files, and references for further research. Instruments can be searched alphabetically by name, by type (e.g. aerophone), by region (e.g. East Asia), or by material (e.g. wood).

Societies and Associations

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
The ACDA website offers a number of resources for choral directors specifically, and singers generally. A number of resources and links are available to any visitor (you do not have to be a member), including the ACDA online radio stations and links to local chapter websites. Links to other websites and to specific topics on the ACDA website are especially helpful.
American Federation of Musicians
This is the website of the musicians' union American Federation of Musicians (AFM). The site provides information on joining the organization and benefits thereof. Lists of scholarships and job openings could be especially helpful for college students.
American Music Center
This website focuses on art music by American composers. A database of pieces provides basic information on a number of non-standard works, and in some cases MP3s and/or portions of scores are available. A calendar of upcoming performances lists concerts of American music taking place in major cities in the US.
American Music Resource
The American Music Resource is an excellent source of basic information for American musicians, composers, and musical styles. You can search the website or browse by topic or subject. The topic index focuses on musical styles and issues. The subject index focuses on peoples, including some prominent and more obscure performers and composers in a variety of styles. Information provided includes biographies and discographies/lists of works for musicians, and lists of other sources of information, including books and websites.
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
The AMTA website is a source for music therapy students, professionals, beneficiaries, and supporters. There is a great deal of information available for free on the site, but a membership with the organization provides access to more material.
American Musical Instrument Society
The "Resources" page of the AMIS website has a number of useful links. You can also search an index of past journal articles and find information about the organization's activities.
American Musicological Society (AMS)
AMS's website focuses on the Society and its activities. Information about graduate programs, fellowships, grants, and AMS publications may be of special interest to students. A great deal of information is available to any viewer, though some resources are for AMS members only.
American Orchestras
This is the website of the League of American Orchestras. The website provides extensive information about the League and its publications.
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is made up of music educators interested in Carl Orff's system of combining music and movement in music education. The website supplies basic material about the Orff-Schulwerk method and ideas. There are also links to information about conferences, publications, and other opportunities for development.
American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
In addition to providing information on how to register a composition or become a member of ASCAP, the website provides some information on famous members, like Bruce Springsteen or Beyonce. Members receive benefits like social networking opportunities through the website and summaries of member benfits.
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
The ASTA website provides a wealth of information for teachers and students alike on conferences, teaching techniques, competitions, and scholarships. Most information is available for free to any viewer, like summaries of the articles included in the latest AST Journal publication, but in some cases membership is needed to find more in-depth information, like full-text versions of articles.
Arts USA
Americans for the Arts is a non-profit arts advocacy organization. The website lists opportunities for involvement, including a link to lists of available internships. The online job bank can be a useful tool as well.
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
BMI, like ASCAP, gives musicians a chance to become members of the organization online and provides a number of member benefits through its website. In addition to articles featuring famous members, the site provides access to articles that may prove more useful to working musicians on subjects like how to use social networking as a promotional device.
College Music Society (CMS)
The CMS website is a source of basic information on conferences, publications, and music programs for non-members. Members have access to much more information, including academic job listings.
Country Dance and Song Society
The website of the Country Dance and Song Society supplies information on local chapters and events as well as on various forms of English and Anglo-American song and dance. The E-Library, glossaries, and other online reference sources are small but helpful.
Electronic Music Foundation
The Electronic Music Foundation's website is actually one of seven websites that the organization maintains to highlight various activities in the realm of music and technology. The website is of interest primarily to members or those who follow the activities of the EMF.
Film Music Society
The Film Music Society's website is especially notable for its "Resources and Links" page, which lists important people and organizations in the film soundtrack business.
International Alliance for Women in Music
The IAWM website includes a listserv, lists of upcoming events, information on competitions, and links to databases and websites of related organizations.
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
The IASPM website is a good source for anyone doing research that has to do with popular music of many areas of the world. The site features databases and bibliographies that can help in research and forums for calls for papers and journal submissions for those looking to present that research.
International Clarinet Association (ICA)
The ICA website provides information about conferences, performances, and clarinet-related research. Much of the information is available to non-members, though membership provides access to more materials.
International Double Reed Society
This is an excellent website for any double reed player. It includes links to articles, sheet music, recordings, and videos. A group instrumental insurance policy and a stolen instruments registry are a few of the numerous extra perks offered by the site.
Music Library Association (MLA)
The MLA website provides a number of perks for non-MLA-members, including music library employment/job listings and resources, lists of awards and grants available, and a copyright guide.
National Association for Music Education (MENC)
The MENC website is an excellent source of information for music educators, students, and advocates. Information specific to areas like band, orchestra, and choir is available. Additionally, the website provides results of numerous studies on music's importance in education, which can be useful to researchers or teachers lobbying for increased support for music in the schools.
North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA)
NCMEA is a branch of MENC, advocating music education in North Carolina. The website has a number of useful features, like scholarship listings, job listings, and calendars of events.
Society for Music Theory (SMT)
The Society for Music Theory's website is an important source for current research in music theory. The Society publishes two journals, with links to both on this website. Additionally, information about local chapters, upcoming events, and available grants and awards is easy to find.
SEAMUS: The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
Seamus is an organization for composers, performers, and educators of music that requires electronic media to be created/performed. The Society's website supplies information about conferences, CDs, and newsletters. Upcoming events and opportunities for electro-acoustic musicians and composers are also listed.
Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association
This is a good website for those interested in music librarianship. Additionally, the list of music collections by state can be quite helpful for those looking for specific types of materials (e.g. a cello collection, which you will find at UNCG
Suzuki Association
The Suzuki Association website provides resources for teachers and parents, including a teacher registry. Lists of upcoming events, journal articles, and videos can also be very helpful for teachers and parents.
UW Libraries: Directory of Musical Organizations, Societies, and Clubs Online
This website provides an alphabetized list of links to websites of a number of musical organizations.

Vocal and Opera

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
The ACDA website offers a number of resources for choral directors specifically, and singers generally. A number of resources and links are available to any visitor (you do not have to be a member), including the ACDA online radio stations and links to local chapter websites. Links to other websites and to specific topics on the ACDA website are especially helpful.
Bel Canto Company
Bel Canto is a chorus of professional singers based in Greensboro.
Bluegobo: The Online Musical Theatre Video Archive
This is a fun site for music theater fans. There are numerous videos of live performances and movie/television clips. Additionally, the site provides a number of photos of major performers.
Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant
Cantus houses a large collection of digital copies of chant manuscripts. The "Begin Here" section of the homepage links to several helpful pages that explain how to search the site and download files.
ChoralNet
ChoralNet is a source for information about international choral activities. Forums provide a way for any user to participate on the site. Lists of choirs by area and genre can also be helpful for those looking for ensembles to join.
Classical Singer
This is an excellent source of information for classical singers, whether professional or student. The website is easy to navigate and clearly marks which pages only subscribers can use and which are for public access.
Gracenote Lyrics
Gracenote Lyrics supplies lyrics for a number of songs free of charge. It is also possible to buy MP3s of specific songs. The search box is at the top right-hand corner of the page.
Greensboro Opera
Greensboro Opera presents performances of great operas by local and international stars each season.
Gregorian Chant Homepage
This website links the user to a number of other sites helpful in research of Gregorian chant. Resources are organized under subjects, such as chants from a specific region or music theory of chants.
IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
IBDB is "the official database for Broadway theatre information." You can search for songs, shows, performers, characters, etc. to find out when and where a show was performed, how many awards it won, and even how many shows it ran before closing.
MetOpera Database
MetOpera is the online database of the Metropolitan Opera. You can browse or search for information on performances or musicians, including photographs. The "Guide" page is long but helpful in determining the most effective way to search the site.
MusicaNet
This is an online database of choral music. To access the database and many of the other features of the site, you must be a member of Musica International.
NetHymnal
NetHymnal is a searchable online database of more than 10,000 Christian hymns. Additionally, you can find biographies and hymn histories.
Opera America
The Opera America website is a comprehensive source for opera fans and musicians. Highlights includes news stories about opera, job listings, links to journals on opera, and synopses of specific operas.
OperaBase
OperaBase is a source of information about current happenings in the opera world. You can search the site for festivals, productions of specific operas, artists, managers, and companies.
Stanford Opera Page
This website is an excellent resource on opera music. Databases of libretti, composers, and synopses are very helpful. Links to articles and other opera websites are also useful.
UW Libraries: Opera
The University of Washington Library website on Opera provides a number of useful links for information on operas, composers, performers, companies, and a number of other opera-specific topics.

Women in Music

Gender Research in Music Education
This website provides information on the roles gender plays in music and music education. Links to journal articles and a bibliography of sources are helpful for researchers. The site does not seem to be updated regularly, so it should be considered a starting place for research but not a complete source of information.
International Alliance for Women in Music
The IAWM website includes a listserv, lists of upcoming events, information on competitions, and links to databases and websites of related organizations.
Lady Slipper Music
Ladyslipper is a North Carolina-based organization that keeps a print and online catalog of female musicians. There are soundfiles and print material available as well as opportunities to buy recordings of some artists on the Ladyslipper label. The site features a wide variety of musical styles.
Women in Music
Women in Music National Network is an advocacy group for women musicians. Some features of the website, like lists of upcoming events, are available to any visitor. Other aspects, like job listings, are only available for a fee.
Women's Music Groups and Websites
This website provides an annotated list of websites on women in music.

Miscellaneous/Fun

Am I Right? Lyric Parodies
Am I Right doesn't just feature parodies of song lyrics. It also features frequently misheard lyrics, actual lyrics, parodies on band names, music trivia, and jokes. The music is primarily pop music of the last 50 years.
ARTFL Project: The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language
The ARTFL website provides access to a variety of French texts and dictionaries for nonsubscribers. More texts are available to subscription holders.
Free Printable Staff Paper
Free staff paper layouts that you can customize online and print out.
Legos Harpsichord
A harpsichord constructed entirely of Legos (except for the strings). And it actually plays (not necessarily well). Need we say more?
Midomi: The Ultimate Music Search
This is a good site to find songs, albums, and videos for a variety of musicians performing a variety of styles. It's most unique feature is the "ultimate" search, which allows you to sing or hum a song into a microphone on your computer and have the website search for that song. The site also has an i-phone app so you can do an ultimate search while you're away from your computer.
Music in Fiction
This is a fun website for all voracious readers/music lovers. It lists fiction books about music or musicians alphabetically by author's last name.
Musipedia
This a music-specific take on Wikipedia. You can search for, or provide information on, musical themes. You can search the site in a number of ways, including by rhythm, melodic contour, or pitches.
Odd Music
"Oddmusic is home to unique, odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual musical instruments and resources" (www.oddmusic.com). The website's gallery features a long list of unusual instruments with brief descriptions. By clicking on the instrument's name, you can open a more detailed description accompanied by pictures. Some instruments are novelty items while others are actually common in other parts of the world, like the Bonang of Indonesia.
Rojaro: The World's Largest Free Music Magazine Index
This website is an index of magazines, fanzines, articles, record labels, and reviews of a number of different popular and world music styles. The index helps find standard (e.g. Rolling Stone) and more obscure sources.
Sleeveface
The definition of "Sleeveface" given on the website is: "one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion." This is a fun website to visit when you need/want to waste some time. Barbra Streisand's head on a dog's body is very enjoyable. :)
Sound Toys: Online Virtual Instruments, Interactive Music Guides, Digital Media Artworks
This website provides an annotated list of links to websites where you can find a wide variety of music resources, from samples to music history resources. The websites are divided into subject groups to make browsing and searching easier.
ThemeFinder
This website is a database of musical themes from a number of works. You can browse themes by composer, or you can search for a theme by inputting general information about the key, contour of the line, etc.
Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
This site allows you to look up definitions for a number of musical terms and to hear examples of correct pronunciation. You must have a Quicktime plug-in on your computer to play the pronunciation files.
William Strunk, Jr., The Elements of Style
This is an online, searchable, version of the every-popular The Elements of Style.