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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

American Music Conference
http://www.amc-music.org/
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)
http://www.menc.org/
Mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.

 


Starting Points

42explore Projects
http://42explore.com
Background information and links to quality websites, activities, webquests, and teaching materials

Artslynx: International Arts Resources
http://www.artslynx.org/
Resources on theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and more

Multimedia Seeds
http://eduscapes.com/seeds
Audio and video resources on the Internet including music

Music from the Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum20.60.00/
Organized, annotated links

Music from the Multnomah County Library
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/musichc.html
Information by category

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, and Drama from Discovery School's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/arts/artp.html
Quality links and descriptions

 


Teacher Resources

Children's Music Web
http://www.childrensmusic.org/
Lots of resources and idea for working with children and music

Essentials of Music
http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/
Lots of information on eras, composers, and glossaries

Music from Family Education Network's Teacher Vision
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-14779.html
Lessons, assessments, printables, and themes organized by Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

VH1's Save the Music Foundation
http://www.vh1.com/insidevh1/savethemus/
Learn about the nonprofit initiative on music education

 


Student Resources

American Music Collections from the Smithsonian
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/d-5.htm
Explore all types of music from American history

Creating Music
http://www.creatingmusic.com/index.html
Learn about music and make your own music

I Hear America Singing from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/
Explore the history of America concert songs

Instrument Encyclopedia
http://www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument/
Browse 140 artifacts and learn about instruments

Jazz Kids from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/kids/
Explore resources related to Jazz music

Lyrics World
http://www.ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/main_index/
Lyrics to music from past and present

Music Games for K-8 from FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/subj_music.html
A wide range of online games for practice and thinking

Music Journals and Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals from Indiana University
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/journals.html
List of resources and links

Music Theory from Indiana University
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/mtheory.html
Lists of resources and links

National Anthems
http://www.national-anthems.org/
Learn about national anthems from around the world

New York Philharmonic Kidzone
http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml?
Explore instruments, play games, and try out ideas

Play Music
http://www.playmusic.org/
Write music, meet musicians, learn about the orchestra, and explore the world of music

San Francisco Symphony
http://sfskids.org/templates/splash.asp
Learn about the instruments, go to the music lab, listen to music, or send a postcard

Science of Sound
http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sound/nocss/top.html
Explore the science of sound through music

Sing Along Songs
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/music.htm
Explore hundreds of children's, patriotic, and oldies' songs with MIDI files and lyrics

Young Composers
http://www.youngcomposers.com/
Students can share their ideas and music

 


Music Related Resources and Materials


 
Worldwide Internet Music Resources from William and Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University
http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/
A huge music resource links-site from a prestigous school of music.
 
Music Copyright & Performance Rights
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
http://www.ascap.com/
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.
 
Copyright Info
http://www.reach.net/~scherer/p/copyrite.htm
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
http://www.kohnmusic.com/
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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