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About.Com: Christian Music
Guide to Christian music, with feature articles, Website guides, and discussion forums.

CCM Online
Contemporary Christian Music, this Web site includes features, tours, reviews and music news.

The well known magazine has an online center for all genres of Christian music,reviews, interviews, upcoming releases and chat.

Classical Music Navigator
Information on important classical music composers and their works.
Basic repertoire list, classical cd reviews, scores.

Online magazine for classical reviews, news, awards, publications, etc.

Country Music Television
Website of the Country Music television channel.

International Bluegrass Music Association
History, awards, events and programs presented by the IBMA, a trade group which promotes Bluegreass music.

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Featuring a Hall of Fame of over 130 country music songwriters. Entries include bios, lists of awards, and notable songs.

No Depression
Online magazine dedicated to Alternative Country and Americana music.

Roughstock's History of Country Music
Follow the evolution of country music from 1920 to present day.

American Folk Life Center - Library of Congress
American music and folk culture (some online) from the Archive of American Folk Culture.

National Geographic Music
National Geographic's guide to world music by genre, artist and region.

Roots World
An online magazine of world music, cd reviews, interviews, and music files. Search by name of group, instrument, and country of origin.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label fo the Smithsonian Institute, dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation and dissemination of sound.

BUBL Link: Music
A subject index to music also arranged by dewey decimal classification with a British emphasis from the University of Bath. Search by dewey number or subject list to find complete descriptions of web sites including location (many are from the U.S.)

Glossary of Musical Terms

K-12 Resources for Music Educators
Links to band, choral, orchestral, classroom music sites for educators and anyone interested in learning about music.

Lyrics Search Engine
Search for lyrics by keyword or browse by band and album in a large, diverse collection.
Searchable by artist or title.

MPA Directory of Music Publishers
Current directory of music publishers and an index of publisher's imprints with hyertext links to entries in the directory of publishers.

NPR: Music
Includes music heard on National Public Radio programs, plus the online show All Songs Considered.

Classification of Musical Instruments
A comprehensive table of musical instrument classifications.

Musical Instruments Library
Guide to musical instruments from

Nearly 1000 pages of facts, figures, pictures, and reference materials.

All About Jazz
An online magazine with jazz reviews of concerts, cds, books, festivals, and artist profiles, interviews, the jazz scene in major cities around the world, regular columnists.

Downbeat Magazine
The online version of the leading jazz publication offers artist biographies, music reviews, and more

Red Hot Jazz Archive: Jazz before 1930
You can hear rare jazz recordings at this site. Contributors include Jazz writers, historians, and record collectors who did the original research, interviews, and compiling of discographies.

Rhythm and Blues Primer
A searchable site with info on R&B artists, labels, RealAudio clips, suggestions for a starter cd collection, and a directory of annotated links.

The Blues Foundation
The Blues Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence, support Blues education and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form

Experience Music Project
Online exhibits feature both well known and underground artists and bands as well as interactive educational sections which provide instruction on harmony, singing, recording techniques, guitar playing and more.

You'll discover the latest details on more than 2,500 music festivals in North America. Click to your favorite genre, (jazz, reggae, rock, folk, counrty, classical, bluegrass, blues, cajun, etc.), or use the search feature to locate festivals by date, location, performers or festival name.

Mason County Community Concerts Association
Lists the current concert season for the association, as well as links to reciprocal Community Concert Associations.

Olympia Symphony Orchestra

Choral Net
Comprehensive reference for choral music repertoire lists, composer listings, choir web sites. A first stop for anyone directing or singing in choirs.

Musicals 101 Cyber Encyclopedia
Current and historical info on stage, film, and television musicals. Including theatre and cd reviews, photo galleries, a who’s who, and chronologies.

Northwest Opera Schedules
Links to northwest and worldwide opera houses.

Opera Glass
Opera plot summaries, performance notes, discographies, and reviews.

Opera Guide
Information on composers and operas; opera synopses, librettos.

All Music Guide (AMG)
A complete online database of recorded music. Search by artist name, album title, song title, label and musical style.

Internet Archive's Live Music Library
The Internet Archive has teamed up with to preserve and archive as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. Free and legal to stream or download.

The essential guide to independent music and beyond. News, current and archived reviews.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland museum site with online exhibits on the history of Rock & Roll.

African-American Sheet Music 1850-1920
Collection from Brown University.

California Sheet Music
A virtual library of some 2,000 pieces from 1852-1900.

Choral Public Domain Library
CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. You can use CPDL to find scores, texts, translations, and information about composers.

Historic American Sheet Music
The Historic American Sheet Music Project at Duke University, provides access to digital images of 3,000 pieces published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music 1870-1885
Online image collection of over 20,000 songs at the Library of Congress.

Sheet Music Consortium
A collaboration between UCLA, University of Indiana, and Johns Hopkins University. Provides access to collections of sheet music of popular songs, many of them digitized, including the collection of the Library of Congress.

The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (John Hopkins)
Popular American Music from 1780-1960, includes cover and score images.

Vocalist and Free Sheet Music
Links to free music sites.

 Database Links

African American Experience
The history and culture of African Americans and the greater Black Diaspora.

American Indian Experience
The histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

Latino American Experience
The history and culture of Latinos in the United States.

Pop Culture Universe
American and world popular culture, past and present.

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