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Useful Websites - Music

American Music Center (AMC)

AMC is an "organization and information center for new music." The site offers access to NewMusicBox , an online magazine; and NewMusicJukebox , "an online library and listening room." The site also has "an online catalog of new music...to use with young audiences," a listing of opportunities for students and professionals, links to other resources, and information about the group's professional development programs. AMC was founded in 1939 under the leadership of Aaron Copland.

Essentials of Music

This site offers an introduction to classical music built around Sony's Essential Classics music series. It features Eras , Composers , and a Glossary . Eras covers the six main periods in classical music history, discussing historical themes, musical context, style, and major composers. Composers includes brief biographies and works of nearly 70 composers. Glossary provides 200 terms with examples (recordings or pictures). It also includes almost 200 excerpts from the series in RealPlayer format. From the W.W. Norton & Company and Sony Classical nusic.

Music for All

The official website for this group of music education advocates (with a focus on band music), providing sections for students, parents, and volunteers. Includes competitions, performance opportunities, fundraising ideas, ticket sales, and photographs and video clips.