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Music, Music Education, and Performance

This guide will help you successfully locate high-quality information for your research project in Music, Music Education, and Performance.

Internet Archives

Choral Public Domain Library - Here you will find free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information.

Classical Net - Classical Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7200 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.

Free Scores - Free-scores is a free broadcast and media hosting for composers, arrangers and publishers. THis site offers contemporary, classical and educational free sheet music for all instruments. is a free and legal platform for composers, arrangers and publishers. There may be restrictions on the use of the music, and that is detailed in the license page.

International Music Score Library Project - This project provides 330,000 scores, 98,000 offer individual parts. This source also provides 37,000 recordings.

Muse Data - The MuseData database is a project of the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities at Stanford University. This site provides scores and MIDI files by composers, Bach, Beethoven, Corelli, etc.

Mutopia - The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others


American Federation of Musicians - Largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. They negotiate fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying our legislators, etc. Committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape.

American Musicological Society - The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization to advance "research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship."

College Music Society - The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

International Society for Contemporary Music - The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is a premier forum for the advancement, dissemination and interchange of new music from around the world. Through ISCM, our members promote contemporary music in all its varied forms, strengthening musical life in their local contexts and making their music and its creators known to world.

MENC: The National Association for Music Education (National Association for Music Education (NAfME) - The association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

Percussive Arts Society - To inspire, educate, and support percussionists and drummers throughout the world.To be the global leader in percussion and drumming by providing unparalleled and interactive resources and experiences in percussion education, performance, and research.

Society for Music Theory - The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. They construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student.

Centers and Institutes

CEMI Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia - The Center for Experimental Music & Intermedia (CEMI) is an interdisciplinary center focused on music and arts technologies, housed within UNT's Division of Composition Studies.CEMI's mission is to advance the state of the art in experimental music and intermedia.

Center for Contemporary Music - The Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) has been at the forefront of developments emphasizing experimental methods in contemporary music and its allied arts and sciences. Since its inception, this organization has achieved a strong international reputation as a leading center for innovation in music.

Center for the history of music theory and literature (UI) - Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL) brings together various research activities and projects in the fields of music theory and historical musicology

World Beat Center - A non-profit multi-cultural arts organization we are dedicated to promoting, presenting & preserving the African & Indigenous cultures of the world through Music, Art, Dance, Education & Technology.

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