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A-R editions' Online Music Anthology
A-R Editions' Online Music Anthology is an extensive collection of examples designed expressly for music history courses. A-R's Online Music Anthology contains many more pieces than print anthologies, all newly engraved and available online by subscription. (A-R offers complimentary access to instructors, pending approval of their requests.) Instructors can adapt the contents of the Online Music Anthology for use in a variety of courses, like any print anthology, but as an online resource, it is more powerful.
DRAM (Recorded Anthology of American Music)
Nearly 2,300 albums worth of recordings from a diverse set of record labels, including New World Records, CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening and Mutable Music.
Met Opera on Demand: Student Access
Enjoy more than 500 extraordinary Met performances—including dozens of Live in HD productions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935—anytime on your computer and iPad with the Met’s subscription streaming service.
Naxos Music Library
Thousands of audio tracks! Includes classical music as well as jazz, new age, educational.
Naxos Video Library
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The world's leading Performing Arts DVD distributor brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand! Once you subscribe, stream any video in the library from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Abstracts and Indexes
IIMP (International Index to Music Periodicals)
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Free Through the San Francisco Public Library
Free Streaming Audio
Art of the States
General Dictionaries and Reference
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations and more.
Charles Ives Society
The Charles Ives Society was activated in 1973. The aim of the Society is to advance the preparation and publication of critical editions of music by Charles Ives—editions rigorously faithful to authentic sources and also suitable for performance. The Ives Society works in close cooperation with the Music Library of Yale University.
Chicago Manual of Style
Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.
Includes searchable directories for performers, artist managers, companies, festivals, competitions and schedules.
Word definitions, plus Spanish-English dictionary, thesaurus and more.
Find synonyms and antonyms.
Internet Resources (Click a topic to expand the contents.)
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
Database of public domain scores for downloading and printing.
NMA - Neue Mozart Ausgabe Digital Edition
Free PDF scores scanned from the NMA edition of the works of Mozart.
Search engine for locating scores and other music files online.
ChoralWiki - Choral Public Domain Library
Competitions, Festivals, Scholarships
Dates of Composers
California Sheet Music Collection
Historic American Sheet Music (Duke University)
Library of Congress Special Collections in Music
Behymer Collection Index
UC Santa Barbara Performing Arts Collection
Aaron Copland Collection
Leonard Bernstein Collection
William Grant Still Collection
SIBAS International Directory of Performing Arts Collections
Archives and Indexes
American Memory Project (Library of Congress)
Archive of Recorded Sound (Stanford University)
Center for Beethoven Studies (San José State)
CPANDA (Cultural Policy And The Arts: National Data Archive)
Beethoven biography database
Database for Gregorian chant
Lou Harrison Archive Institute for Music Research
Charles Ives Society
Darius Milhaud Collection (Mills College)
Mozart Project NUCMC
A list of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in the United States, produced by the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, Library of Congress, with links to each resource.Harry Partch Archive
Schubert Institute Research Centre
Kurt Weill Foundation
Music Treasures Consortium
The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.Music Ref
At present the bibliography includes more than 7,300 bibliographies and reference sources, approximately 1,880 of which are annotated with critiques on use, coverage, organization, and pros and cons. Many entries also list published reviews for the corresponding sources. The bibliography is growing actively with new sources and critiques added on a regular basis.
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Museum of Performance and Design
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San Francisco State University
University of California (California Digital Library)
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