Originally compiled in print by Harold Barlow and Sam Morgenstern, this site provides MIDI files of the themes of almost 10,000 instrumental works by more than 150 composers.
A database of musical themes in Western classical music, folksongs, and sixteenth-century Latin motets. The Themefinder U.S. RISM subset includes the incipits of over 55,000 post-1600 musical manuscripts from U.S. libraries.
Contains international industry news, all contact information and articles.
A directory of over 120 international music competitions, with additional information about prize winners and commissioned works.
Contains Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Print Location: Con Ref MT70 .S78 1985
Print Location: Con Ref ML457 .A76
The Supplementary LP Recording Catalog contains access to recordings cataloged prior to 1976 not otherwise included in OBIS. The listing below includes composers, performers, titles and subjects interfiled. When critical information was included on the backs of cards, the verso was also scanned in the preservation process.
A nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching.
A labor union of professional musicians in the United States and Canada.
A marching band competition program, part of Music for All.
An advocacy, research, and leadership development organization in choral music. Supports and serves choral conductors, administrators, board members, and singers with tools, training, peer networking, and access.
Represents more than 4,000 musicians from the top 51 American Federation of Musician orchestras in the United States and Puerto Rico. Website includes archived editions of ICSOM's newsletter, as well as news and information on member orchestras.
An organization of about 850 orchestras across North America, including professional orchestras, community groups, summer festivals, and student and youth ensembles. Website offers information on conferences, research, advocacy, and educational endeavors.
A national association of music teachers with nearly 22,000 members and more than 500 local affiliates. Sponsors competitions, professional certification, and financial assistance programs.
An advocacy and funding organization, comprised of the American Music Center and Meet the Composer, formed to support creators, performers, and audiences of new American music by living composers.
A national professional association in the fields of organ and choral music, with 330 chapters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Sponsors conferences, competitions, publications, educational projects, and professional certification programs.
Print Location: ML460 .C36 2004
American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress's vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.
Digitized materials from the New York Philharmonic archives. Includes scores, programs, press clippings, business documents, images, film, audio, and video. Digitization in progress, beginning with materials from 1943-70.
The Conservatory's own special collections reside in the basement of the Kohl Building and can be retrieved upon request. They include European and American books, scores, instruments, and iconography in the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History; jazz recordings and memorabilia in the James and Susan Neumann Collection; books and journals in the Violin Society of America/H. K. Goodkind Collection; letters, photographs, and autographs of composers in the Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Best Collection; early 19th-century playbills in the Thomas Goodwin Collection; and further historical holdings in the library's general collection. Online inventories are available for some collections; digitization of finding aids and objects in the Selch and Neumann Collections is in progress.
Print Location: ML128 .C48 G703 2002
Print Location: ML128 .C48 G7 1994
Print Location: Con Ref ML128 .C4 S37 1993
Print Location: Con Ref ML128 .O5 D3 2005
Print Location: ML128 .W5 W355 1984
A free, automated tool for creating parts from existing music scores. Upload a PDF or import from IMSLP, then adjust the optically generated staff divisions to extract parts.
A performing arts video library with operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
A professional networking site for the global online choral community. Includes forums, links to choral organizations, and recent choral news. Operated by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
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Brenton Grom, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Case Western University, created this guide.