Internet Resources for Performing Arts: Dance, Drama, & Music
The performing arts are an important part of our culture. Dance, drama, and music are just three of the areas explored in the page. Explore the following resources:
- Professional Organizations, Standards, and Materials
- Starting Points
- Resources for Teachers
- Resources for Students
Resources and Materials
National non-profit educational association dedicated to promoting the importance of music, music-making and music education to the general public.
MENC: National Association for Music Education (Music Educator's National Conference)
Mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials
International Arts Resources
Resources on theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and more
Audio and video resources on the Internet including music
from the Internet Public Library
Organized, annotated links
from the Multnomah County Library
Information by category
Arts: Dance, Music, and Drama
from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Quality links and descriptions
Lots of resources and idea for working with children and music
Lots of information on eras, composers, and glossaries
Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Save the Music Foundation
Learn about the nonprofit initiative on music education
Music Collections from the Smithsonian
Explore all types of music from American history
Learn about music and make your own music
America Singing from PBS
Explore the history of America concert songs
Browse 140 artifacts and learn about instruments
Explore resources related to Jazz music
Lyrics to music from past and present
for K-8 from FunBrain
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking
and Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals from Indiana
List of resources and links
from Indiana University
Lists of resources and links
Learn about national anthems from around the world
Explore instruments, play games, and try out ideas
Write music, meet musicians, learn about the orchestra, and explore the world of music
Learn about the instruments, go to the music lab, listen to music, or send a postcard
Explore the science of sound through music
Explore hundreds of children's, patriotic, and oldies' songs with MIDI files and lyrics
Students can share their ideas and music
Worldwide Internet Music Resources from William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University
A huge music resource links-site from a prestigous school of music.
Music Copyright & Performance Rights
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
The only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.
Easy to understand copyright information and links. Site contains valuable articles pertaining in particular to copyright law as it relates to music and information here regarding royalties, performance rights, computer music files, and copyright law as it relates to sheet music and tab distribution.
Kohn On Music Licensing
Online resource for anyone who has questions about Copyright Law and Licensing Music for use and distribution over the Web. Also contains links to lots of related music sites.
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