American Festival of Microtonal Music: The AFMM produces and commissions works which use pitches and musical scales which are not organized in the standard twelve tone to the octave equally tempered way

Charts All Over the World: Features a directory of links to charts on the Internet from 80 countries

Dove Awards: The official site, recognizing Christian and Gospel music

Drum Corps International: Non-profit organization servicing the world's junior drum and bugle corps and related activities

Historic American Sheet Music: The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University: Major collection of sheet music; digital images of 3042 pieces published in the US, 1850-1920

Indiana University School of Music: Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Categorized links to musicians and ensembles, composers, research sources by musical topic, the business of music, and performance-related subjects including competitions, festivals and auditions, with search and site map

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP): A community-built library of public domain sheet music. Extensive collection of original scores scanned to PDF

International/National/Regional Piano Competitions: Directory listing more than 600 competitions organized by country, with age limits, entry deadlines, and links to official sites, compiled by Masa Mizuno

Lorenz-Pulte Classic Jazz Lyrics Page: Classical jazz and blues lyrics transcribed from early 20th century recordings

Music Tech Teacher: Elementary Music Tech classroom in Alabama. Includes example student compositions, pictures, resources and information for music teachers interested in using technology to teach music. Discussion board for ideas and feedback

Musical Instrument Reference: Resource for teachers and students. Modern musical instruments, transposition, concert pitch and best sounding range

MusicMoz: A music directory, edited by volunteers. Lists and accepts submissions of music-related websites, reviews, and artist and recording information Extracted from Billboard, showing the number one song on any date back to the 1890s, with links to the more recent tunes on Youtube, Rhapsody and iTunes

Phish CDR Covers: Jeff's database of covers searchable by date or artist

Society for Ethnomusicology: Promotes the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. Includes an introduction to ethnomusicology, and information about activities and publications

Taxonomy of Musical Instruments, by Henry Doktorsi: Chart based on a 1914 scheme by Sachs and von Hornbostel classifies orchestral, folk, and electronic instruments into families. A second chart maps the free-reed family, which includes harmonicas and concertinas, supported by a scholarly history of free-reeds

The Grammy Awards: Official site of the famous awards includes a history, news features, downloads and media archive

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest: Dedicated to creating opportunities for professional and amateur songwriters, Yoko Ono Lennon presents annual contest in 12 genres with cash prizes and contracts awarded. Information on past winners; rules and application

The Muse's Muse: Detailed songwriter's resource with tips, tools, articles, discussion forums, contests and links

World Federation of International Music Competitions: Organization founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1951 offers worldwide database of classical performance competitions searchable by city, sponsoring organization, and name of winner. With downloadable yearbook [PDF]

World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD): Official site of the annual festivals held around the world. Includes news and information for each festival and events, audio and video clips, tickets, online shopping, forum and the Foundation



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