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| Arts Administration | Composition & Theory | Computer Music | Education |
| General Research | History | Instrumental | MIDI, WAV & MP3 |
| Miscellaneous | Libraries/Librarianship | Organizations | Popular-Jazz |
| Popular--Mixed Bag | Publishers & Industry | Sacred | Vocal | World |

Arts Administration

  1. Texas Arts Administration and Education
  2. Opera Music Theater International
  3. World Wide Arts Resources

Composition and Theory

  1. Journal of Music Theory
  2. Music Theory Online the online journal of the society for music theory
  3. NoteWorthy Composer
  4. Score web page for the discussion list, focuses on music notation, composition, publishing and editing
  5. Teoría Practical Music Theory software, books, exercises and music links in English and Spanish; search-able

Computer Music Research and Technology

  1. Computer Music Journal
  2. Electronic Music Foundation
  3. RailRoad Earth music and multimedia interest


  1. American Orff-Schulwerk Association
  2. The Canadian Electronic Clearinghouse for Music Instructional Resources (CECMIR)
  3. College Music Schools Address Book mailing addresses and phone numbers arranged by state
  4. Edumus web page for the Italian mailing-list for pedagogy and music education
  5. The Music Education Launch Site
  6. Music Education Resource Base/Canadian Music Index (MERB/CMI) bibliographic database of more than 28,000 resources in music and music education from 31 Canadian resources including international journals and other sources, from 1956 to present; fully indexed by title, author, and subject
  7. Music Educators National Conference
  8. National Association of Schools of Music NASM ; search-able
  9. Organization of American Kodaly Educators

General Research Resources

  1. Aardvark's Archive of General Musical Interest
  2. The American Music Center
  3. African American Music general research guides to African American Music
  4. A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
  5. California sheet music virtual library of digitized 19th-century California sheet music, text of music and colored covers, photographs of stage productions of multicultural significance (African American composers, Chinese subjects, etc.); search-able
  6. Canadian Music Periodical Index from The National Library of Canada
  7. The Center for Research Libraries-Music
  8. Directory of Music User Guides for Libraries brief descriptions of each guide along with Internet addresses for the documents or a mailing address for people willing to send copies
  9. ECHO is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Web-based journal that focuses on music and culture in diverse social contexts
  10. The Icelandic Music Page
  11. Internet Music Resource Guide
  12. Music Necrology Washington Univ. in St. Louis Necrology database
  13. Music Research Tools
  14. Music Selection Resources on the WWW general music bibliography list
  15. Parlor Songs collection of popular and classical sheet music from the 1800s to the 1940s
  16. Penn Library Electronic Journals-Music
  17. Sheet Music Online
  18. Worldwide Internet Music Resources


  1. American Musicological Society
  2. Anniversary Music Calendar historical events broken down by month and day
  3. Bach Bibliography
  4. Beethoven Database
  5. Black History in Music: Songs of a People looks at popular music with the focus on assisting in development of creative writing, history/social studies and music appreciation curricula; search-able
  6. Composer Timeline
  7. Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online index of dissertations-in-progress and bibliography of completed dissertations reported since mid-1995; search-able
  8. Chevalier de Saint-Georges(1739-1799) life and music of the French composer, as well as a list of classical CDs of other African, African American, and African European composers
  9. The Duke Ellington Society celebrates the music, life, and lore of the jazz and 20th-century composer and performer
  10. The Electronic Musicological Review yearly peer-reviewed scholarly journal whose goal is to foster research in the fields of Brazilian music, music technology and critical (or "new") musicology
  11. Gabriel Fauré full biography, list of works, bibliography, discography with sound files, and much more
  12. Handel on the Web
  13. International Machaut Society organization devoted to the study, criticism, performance, research, and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of the works of the poet and composer
  14. Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music
  15. Lili & Nadia Boulanger biographies, list of works, discography with sound files, and much more
  16. Medieval Music Database La Trobe University (Australia) search 8,200 chants from any word or fragment of melody
  17. Mozart Guided Tour
  18. Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM)
  19. SCRIBE Network Music File Libraries texts of songs, dance steps, filk, presented by Serious Creation of Renaissance Information by Electronic
  20. Sylvia Smith Archives University of Akron page containing works of more the 50 contemporary composers, including an archival folder with photos, biographical information, correspondence, concert programs, articles by and about these composers and other pertinent information
  21. Thesaurus Musicarum Italicarum
  22. Unknown Composers Biographies, images and related resources on several European composers, primarily 17th through 19th centuries.
  23. Welcome to the World of Classical Music

Instrumental Music

  1. The American Guild of Organists the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields
  2. The Celtic Harp
  3. Classical Guitar
  4. The Drum Network - A Place for Rhythm Nuts playable with every browser with Java enabled
  5. Guitar and Lute Issues electronic journal
  6. GuitarLinks listing of online resources for guitarists
  7. Harmony Central
  8. The Internet Cello Society international community of cellists with chat area and forum boards and tips on preparation and performance
  9. Keyboard Magazine Online
  10. Libby and Louise's Mad World of Horns
  11. Michael Moors' Clarinet things "clarinet," such as how to care for the instrument, a Chromatic Fingering Guide, a history of the clarinet, etc.
  12. National Flute Association music collection housed at the University of Arizona Music Library
  13. The Online Guitar Chord Dictionary database of over 4300 chords, includes both a chord diagram and a midi (sound) file; search-able
  14. Percussive Arts Society
  15. Piano Lessons
  16. Piano on the Net series of piano lessons broken down for beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano students, plus sound clips, or download-able music
  17. The Piano Page Piano Technicians' Guild web page
  18. Piano World from buying tips and piano care to pictures and descriptions of the over 2000 moving parts inside a piano
  19. The Seventh String information about software programs for guitar players, or general information about bands, guitarists, or their equipment, links to various sites, from midi sites to guitar publications, and blank tab sheets to print for free
  20. Violin Making by Hans Johannsson sound clips from violins or cellos, learn about the construction of a violin, or learn how to take care of and perform routine maintenance on the instrument
  21. VioLink the world of violins

MIDI, WAV and MP3 Sites

  1. African Music Home Page download-able sound files; search-able
  2. Audiogalaxy MP3 and Realaudio clicks, reviews, free hosting for musicians; search-able
  3. Christmas Songs
  4. JAM Music Production Latin MIDI files
  5. Just Jazz classic and contemporary jazz Midi files
  6. Keeper's Long-Lost MIDI Files built-in juke box that plays in the background
  7. MIDI Players, MIDI Plugins, and Karaoke Players
  8. The MIDI Universe popular and classical music
  9. Net Radio listen to music while searching the net
  10. RealAudio
  11. Tunes listening station, various styles; search-able
  12. Turkish Music

Miscellaneous Subjects

  1. Black Music Archives
  2. Classical Insites
  3. Classical Music bi-weekly articles on the subject, good especially for the layperson
  4. Classical Music Cube ... The Music Beat learn about and explore classical music using the Internet
  5. Essays in Sound
  6. Free Sheet Music includes some free children's, Ragtime, Christmas, classical, etc., music scores and midi files, plus free, download-able manuscript paper templates
  7. John Lennon Songwriting Contest open to both professional and amateur songwriters of songs in Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, R & B, Gospel/Inspirational, Hip-hop, Latin, Dance, Folk, and a special category of children's music; entry fee
  8. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  9. Kevin Lamb's Guide to Music collection of music links in various subjects
  10. Music Business-L web site for the e-mail discussion list
  11. Music Printer Plus
  12. Music Yellow Pages Online music industry trade directory ; search-able
  13. Pulitzer Prize in music exhibit by the American University Library
  14. Quick Score Elite
  15. (Re)Soundings journal comprising music, visual art, and verbal texts to allow scholars and artists to create and discuss texts, share and build commentary on a variety of media, and integrate sound and graphics as well as written materials; search-able
  16. Sonances

Music Libraries/Archives and Librarianship

Libraries that concentrate on African American music or that have special AA collections are listed on my Special Collections page.

  1. Arthur Friedheim Library Peabody Institute
  2. Berklee's Catalog index of library's jazz/popular recordings and songbooks, including titles and (frequently) sidemen ; search-able
  3. Bodleian Library
  4. Boston University Music Library
  5. The British Library Portico, The British Library's online information server; search-able
  6. The Center for Popular Music sheet music, song books and trade catalogs ; search-able
  7. The Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) at the Univ. of Southampton in the U.K.
  8. Directory of Music Collections in Canada an up-to-date listing of major music collections in Canadian institutions ; search-able
  9. The Guide to Copyright for Music Librarians includes information on important bills related to copyright now in the legislative works
  10. Duke University Music Library and Music Media Center
  11. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Harvard University
  12. Gaylord Music Library at Washington University, Missouri
  13. Indiana University Music Library
  14. International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
  15. International Library of African Music Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  16. Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
  17. Library of Congress Classification System: M - Music
  18. Maxwell Music Library Tulane University
  19. Music Library Association organizational web site
  20. Music Library of Greece--Athens
  21. Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG)
  22. New York Public Library for the Performing Arts-Music
  23. Oxford Music Faculty Library Home Page
  24. Sibley Music Library at Eastman School of Music
  25. Simmons College Music Librarianship Home Page
  26. UNC-Chapel Hill Music Library
  27. University of Edinburgh Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  28. Warren D. Allen Music Library Florida State University, Tallahassee


  1. Canadian University Music Society (CUMS)
  2. College Music Society
  3. Grammy Awards
  4. International Association of African American Music (IAAAM)
  5. The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)
  6. The Music Connection
  7. The National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) organization dedicated to the preservation, encouragement and advocacy of all genres of music created and/or performed by African Americans throughout the world
  8. Urban Philharmonic Society dedicated to providing musical excellence to the greater Washington, DC, community and sponsors of the annual Paul Robeson Vocal Competition

Popular Music--All Jazz

  1. All About Jazz magazine for jazz fans by jazz fans
  2. East Coast Jazz Festival
  3. 'The Influence of Jazz on the Beat Generation' article
  4. InterJazz many types of data related to the jazz industry
  5. iMusic music charts for the Top 100, Contemporary Artists, Modern Rock Artists, Rock Artists, Top 25 Requested Tours, features bulletin boards and chat rooms
  6. JAZZ: A Film by Ken Burns biographies, photos, behind-the-scenes information about the PBS mini-series
  7. The Jazz Age Page sound clips, biographies, historical event references
  8. Jazz Central Station
  9. Jazz Corner
  10. Jazz Musicians Worldwide
  11. Jazz Roots
  12. Jazznet
  13. Jazzopen a site for fans of jazz music
  14. JazzUSA Online 'Zine monthly 'zine, music reviews, new releases, 400 home pages, women in jazz, events listing, puzzle contests, email central, jazz news
  15. Just Jazz
  16. Louis Armstrong Online
  17. Miles Davis information celebrating the great trumpeter, composer and innovator
  18. A Passion for Jazz! History of Jazz music origins, styles and musicians featuring photo gallery, timeline, festivals, webcasts, piano chords, scales, online lessons and teacher locator
  19. The Real Mingus Web historical record and archival materials of the 20th-century composer, with links to related sites
  20. A Salute to Jazz an historical overview and salute to great jazz music and musicians
  21. Verve Music Group

Popular Music--Mixed Bag

  1. African Influences in the development of American Music
  2. All Star Magazine
  3. Amazing Sounds - the Alternative Music E-Magazine
  4. Austin City Limits web site for the long-running live music television series
  5. Beats E-Zine free bi-weekly online magazine that covers all aspects of the music industry, including interviews with up-and-coming artists and industry insiders, news and analysis of events and of the emerging online music commerce, commentary and advice, reviews and charts of the latest albums and singles, etc.
  6. BET on Jazz: Music Channel Web page for the cable channel with music news, links, chat room; search-able
  7. Bob Marley collection of Web sites honoring Reggae artist Robert Nesta Marley
  8. Digital Tradition Folk Song Database; search-able
  9. Experience Music Project experience rock 'n' roll through a variety of online exhibits that highlight artifacts from the museum's collection, info on bands of the 1980s that created the "Seattle Sound," additional info about Seattle's popular music scene
  10. History of Rock and Roll learn how rock and roll evolved and the types of music that influenced it, from "the African musical traits brought here beginning in 1619 and attempts to trace their fusion with the European music brought here by the colonists"
  11. Jam TV offers the latest music news as well as featured artists, with online chat sessions
  12. John Lee Hooker biography, real audio sideshow and news clips
  13. Martha Reeves Page official page for the Motown performer
  14. The Mississippi Rag, Traditional Jazz and Ragtime offers historical articles, profiles of current musicians, reviews, festival and gigs listings, news, photos
  15. MisterLUCKY quarterly musical communique
  16. Motherland Funk online platform for hip hop culture from the African continent
  17. The Motown Alumni Association
  18. Much Music USA
  19. The Music Box concert and album reviews, the latest music news, Grateful Dead, Phish, Blues Traveler, Willy Porter, Dada, Allman Brothers, Tragically Hip
  20. Music Factory Norwegian, limited English; search-able
  21. Music Monitor monthly music magazine covering a broad range of musical styles: Rock, Alternative, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Rap, Dance, Ambient, etc.
  22. The Original Hip Hop Lyrics Archive includes RealAudio clips
  23. P*Funk Review funk, classic soul, blues, artist profiles, wav and midi downloads, links, etc.
  24. ProMusicFind.Com over 300,000 music items in database: instruments, books, printed music, educational resources, instructional videos, etc.
  25. ProMusicNet for working musicians, providing profiles/information for their promotion, and links to resources, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers
  26. Reggae
  27. Rene Schubert's Lyric Server 80's and 90's rock and pop
  28. The Roaring 1920's Concert Extravaganza
  29. Rock on the Net discover the latest news about artists, music charts, new releases, tour schedules, has a listing of greatest rock 'n' roll artists
  30. Rockabilly Music Hall of Fame
  31. Rolling Stone Network online version of the rock magazine
  32. SONGBIRDS - The Women of Classic Pop and Jazz subscription web site for the discussion list on legendary female vocalists of "classic pop" and jazz whose careers flourished between the 1930s and the 1960s
  33. Soul Music Festival
  34. Splendid E-Zine music e-zine updated weekly; experimental, punk, indie and pop
  35. Top 40 from 1950 to 1989
  36. Ultimate Band List categories include Music News, Concert Information, Record Labels, On- Line Events, and Charts
  37. Urban Sounds
  38. VH1 includes the Sound Shop-shop and purchase music online, The Score-a music magazine, Music First News, Sounding Boards-chat rooms, and The Link-music links

Publishers and Industry

  1. Au Magazine daily urban business news site, for those seriously interested in the business aspects of music
  2. Music Browse access to the music portion of the online bookstore search-able
  3. BMI Hyperrepertoire resource for song titles, writers, and publishers search-able
  4. Classical Vocal Repertoire specializing in new, standard & rare repertoire search-able
  5. Da Capo Press
  6. Edition Peters
  7. Elderly Instruments international and traditional music recordings
  8. Harrassowitz
  9. House of Musical Traditions international music recordings
  10. Ladyslipper Music annotated catalog about female musicians, writers, performers and composers
  11. Lyrichord world and classical music
  12. Multicultural Media
  13. Music CD Search Page search by title, artist, song, or type of music
  14. Music Matters designed to teach the basics of music publishing; Fee-Based
  15. Music Mine Web Site
  16. Music Publishers Association
  17. Nordic Downloadable Music Site MPEG music archive, free mpeg audio players, online radio, vinyl database, music links, etc.
  18. Pepper Music Network
  19. Reference Recordings Online Catalogue
  20. Revivendo Brazilian label that specializies in reissuing popular music from past decades, especially from circa 1960 and earlier; available in both English and Portuguese (English site under construction)
  21. Smithsonian Folkways
  22. Southern Music Company
  23. William Grant Still Music

Sacred Music

  1. American Gospel Music Directory
  2. The Black Gospel Music Clef resources for participants and supports of the Black Gospel music industry on the Internet; search-able
  3. By Faith Music Cyber Inspiration Site music seminars, workshops, and concerts
  4. The Church Music Report Music Resources for church musicians, includes e-mail directory, music charts, special offers and more
  5. Gospel Music On-Line

Vocal Music

  1. African-American Art Song Alliance focuses on composers and performers of art song
  2. Choralnet Resource Site
  3. Contemporary A Cappella Society of America
  4. F.A.L.C.O.N. Mailing List Web page for the mailing list set up to help people find lyrics not found easily on the net or anywhere else
  5. The Fisk Jubilee Singers information about the historical and contemporary performing group
  6. Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
  7. International Lyrics Server lyrics to over 93,000 songs search-able
  8. Lied and Art Song
  9. Lyrics to Mister Rogers' Most Popular Songs
  10. Lyrics Headquarters
  11. Musica: International Database of Choral Repertoire virtual library of the choral music with approximately 68,000 titles, in English, German, French, and Spanish; search-able
  12. Musical Heaven Showcases musical shows including opera, movie musicals, Broadway musicals, Off-Broadway musicals & London's West End with a synopsis of each play, scores lists, original cast recordings, licensing agents, etc.
  13. Musicals.Net
  14. National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
  15. New York City Opera Online
  16. Opera America
  17. Operabase search the details of over 27,000 opera performances, schedules of specific singers/roles, conductors or producers, links to articles within Grove Dictionary of Opera, major newspaper reviews, etc.
  18. The Opera Schedule Server find out what operas are being scheduled around the world search-able
  19. Song Lyrics
  20. Tenorland dedicated to the great tenor voices in history
  21. Tower Lyrics Archives
  22. Ultimate Catalog of Wedding Music hundreds of songs listed for bridal couples and musicians
  23. 4000 German Folk Songs

World Music

  1. African Australian Music focuses on music created by musicians of African origin living in Australia or New Zealand (either permanently or temporarily), irrespective of ethnic background, as long as the musical style has a strong African, Caribbean, or African American influence
  2. American Music Archives traditional musics of the United States, including historical backdrops, biographies, discography's, information on recordings, photos, quick-time video, and sound samples
  3. Kunzwana Trust
  4. Mbira Home Page
  5. Music & Anthropology multimedia interactive journal covering cultures in the Mediterranean region
  6. Ceolas celtic music on the Internet
  7. Dandemutande a resource for Zimbabwean Music
  8. Ethnomusicology Online
  9. An Evening of West African Music and Dances
  10. Folk Stuff
  11. Music of Bolivia listings of music of Bolivia, including cuecas, bailecitos, huaynos and carnavalitos
  12. Patrick Murphy's Irish and Celtic Thingies
  13. Philmusic.Com Philippines music web sites
  14. Putumayo World Music
  15. Rootsworld online magazine of world music: roots, folk, the music made by people for people
  16. Society for Ethnomusicology
  17. World Music from the Mining Co annotated links in almost 30 categories of music from many ethnic groups, cultures, countries, and styles, plus CD reviews and interviews with artists
  18. The World Music Home Page

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