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ONLINE RESOURCES IN AMERICAN MUSIC - RESEARCH AIDS

This resource page provides recommended hyperlinks to specialist reference and archival websites, pages, and online databases devoted to diverse aspects of American music and musical life, where sources and information are displayed. 205 websites, pages, online databases, and YouTube channels listed to date; 53 Facebook pages of Organizations and Institutions specializing in American Music or specific aspects of it have been added since 11/24/2014. This page has been researched and compiled, and is constantly revised, by Aloma Bardi © 2011-2018 for ICAMus; last entirely checked on August 31st, 2018; last updated on November 2nd, 2018.

Academia Musical de Indias

The African-American Art Song Alliance

 African American Sheet Music 1850-1920, Brown University Library

AfriClassical – African Heritage in Classical Music; William J. Zick, Editor

Afrocentric Voices in “Classical” Music

Alcyon Days Music – MIDI music collection of early American music of the 19th and early 20th centuries

All About Jazz

Amazing Grace – Chasanoff/Elozua Collection, The Library of Congress

American Antiquarian Society

American Art Song

American Century Music; Scott Parkman, Artistic and Executive Director [Link not active since 12-15-2017]

American Century Music Radio [Stream not active since 02-11-2017]

American Choral Music: A Collaboration of The Library of Congress and The American Choral Directors Association

American Classical Music Hall of Fame

American Composers Alliance

American Composers Forum

American Composers Orchestra

American Dreams - Stephen Collins Foster’s Songs; Werner Tomaschewski, Author and Editor

American Gospel Music Directory

American Harmony: Inspired Choral Miniatures; Nym Cooke, Author; David R. Godine, Publisher

American Lyric Theater

American Music (Journal)

American Music: An Alternative Narrative. PostClassical Ensemble 2015-2016 [Link not active as of 02-08-2018]

American Music Center - currently New Music USA

American Music Collections at the Library of Congress [Link not active since 12-15-2017]

American Music Institute, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

American Music on the World Wide Web, SAM - Society for American Music

American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

AMRA - American Music Recordings Archive - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

AMRC - American Music Recordings Collection - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

American Music Research Center Journal at the University of Colorado Boulder

American Music Resource

American Music Review, formerly ISAM – Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter, Hitchcock Institute at Brooklyn College, CUNY

American Popular Song Sheet Covers 1890-1922, New York Public Library

American Song Sheets at Duke University

American Variety Stage – Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment 1870-1920 at the Library of Congress, American Memory

AVMM - American Vernacular Music Manuscripts

Americana Rhythm Music Magazine

The Anthony Philip Heinrich Society

AAAMC – Archives of African American Music & Culture at Indiana University

Arranging Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon; a blog by Ryan Raul Bañagale

The Banjo Newsletter

The Bernard Herrmann Society

Bill Doggett Productions - African American Composers - The Lecture Series and The Archive

The Birthplace of Country Music

Black Music Research Journal of The Center for Black Music Research

Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives - Digital Collections

Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives - Performance History

British Columbia Sheet Music

The Broadway Musical Home

CAMP - Center for American Music Preservation, for study and performance of American music - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

Canadian Folk Music Bulletin

Canadian Journal for Traditional Music

Canadian Music Centre / Centre de Musique Canadienne

Canadian Society for Traditional Music

Capricorn - The French Samuel Barber Society

The Catalogue of Brazilian Sacred and Religious Music – Works from the 18th and 19th Centuries

The Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh

Center for Black Music Research

Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at University of California, Riverside

The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University

Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University

Charles Ives Rare and Non-Commercial Sound Recordings Collection; Yale University Library - Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

The Charles Ives Society

The Civil War Sheet Music Collection at the Library of Congress

Colegio de Compositores Latinoamericanos de Música de Arte

The Colonial Music Institute

The Colonial Music Institute – Resources. Online Databases

Copland Society – Copland House

Copland 2000

CDSS - Country Dance & Song Society Library – Online Collections

Dance Figures Index: American Country Dances, 1710-1830. The Colonial Music Institute

Dance Figures Index: English Country Dances, 1650-1833. The Colonial Music Institute

The Dancing Master 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium. The Colonial Music Institute

The Duke - Where and When – A Chronicle of Duke Ellington’s Working Life and Travels

Early American Secular Music and Its European Sources 1589-1839: An Index. The Colonial Music Institute

Early American Sheet Music through 1820 - The Library of Congress Music Division

Early American Songsters, 1734-1800: An Index. The Colonial Music Institute

Elliott Carter Studies Online

Elliott Carter Website

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Society

Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture, Washington, DC

George & Ira Gershwin - By The Gershwin Enterprises

The Gershwin Initiative - American Music Institute, The University of Michigan School of Music, Dance & Theatre

GMA - Gospel Music Association

The Great American Songbook Foundation; Michael Feinstein, Founder

The Harry T. Burleigh Society

Heitor Villa-Lobos Website, Indiana University Latin American Music Center, Jacobs School of Music

Henry Cowell

Hispanic Music in Alta California - Bibliography; International Hispanic Music Study Group, Dartmouth College [Link not active since 05-18-2018]

Historic American Sheet Music at Duke University

The H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College

IBDB – Internet Broadway Database

Ibero-American Music Study Group - formerly Hispanic Music Group; AMS, American Musicological Society

ICAMus - The International Center for American Music

ICAMus - The International Center for American Music – Online Resources in American Music. Research Aids

ICAMus - The International Center for American Music – Publications

ICAMus - The International Center for American Music – YouTube Channel

Index of Native American Music Resources on the Internet

Indian House – Traditional American Indian Music

Indiana University Sheet Music Collection

Institute for Canadian Music at the University of Toronto

Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Library

International Hispanic Music Study Group, Dartmouth College [Link not active as of 09-24-2018]

Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project - American Antiquarian Society

ISAM – Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter, currently American Music Review, Hitchcock Institute at Brooklyn College, CUNY

Italian American Music

Jazz in America

JazzUSA [Link not active since 02-11-2017]

The Jerome Moross Centennial (1913-2013)

Jewish Women and Jewish Music in America – Jewish Women’s Archive

John Cage – By the John Cage Trust

John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, University of Kentucky

John Philip Sousa and His Band; sponsored by the Dallas Wind Symphony

John Philip Sousa - The United States Marine Band

JSAM – Journal of the Society for American Music (SAM)

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Latin American Music Center, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Latin American Music Review

Leonard Bernstein - The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

Leonard Bernstein at 100 - The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc. 2018

The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress

The Leopold Stokowski Website

Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music – Special Collections at the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University

The Library of Congress – American Folklife Center

The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

The Library of Congress Digital Collections – Performing Arts Encyclopedia

The Library of Congress Music Division – Performing Arts

The Marc Blitzstein Web Site

Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Celebration. Curated by the New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director

Marian Anderson: A Life in Song – Penn Library Exhibitions

The Marian Anderson Historical Society

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Official Composer Site

Max Steiner: Man and Myth. A Symposium; California State University

The Miklós Rózsa Society

The Milken Archive of Jewish Music: The American Experience

The Mississippi Rag: The Voice of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime

Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music - The College Music Society; Michael J. Budds, Series Editor

Moravian Music Foundation, Winston-Salem, NC

The Music of Early America – Archiving Early America

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music 1870-1885 at the Library of Congress, American Memory

MUSA – Music of the United States of America

Museo Nacional de la Música, Cuba

Music of the Americas – Americas Society / Council of the Americas

Music of the War of 1812 in America

Music Unwound; Joseph Horowitz, Curator

Musical Cast Album Database

Musical Maryland; David K. Hildebrand, Elizabeth M. Schaaf, William Biehl, Authors; with music samples - John Hopkins University Press

Musical Passage: A Voyage to 1688 Jamaica

Musicals101; John Kenrick, Editor

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

NANM – The National Association of Negro Musicians

Naxos American Classics

Negro Spirituals

NEMA - New England Music Archive - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

New Music USA - formerly American Music Center

19th-Century California Sheet Music; Mary Kay Duggan, Editor

North/South Consonance Ensemble - Contemporary Classical Music from the Americas; Max Lifchitz, Director

North/South Recordings - Archiv Music

Northern Virginia Ragtime Society - NVRS

OHAM – Oral History of American Music at Yale University

Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, Oxford, Mississippi

The Parlor Song Academy – Preserving America’s Popular Music Heritage

PBS – Broadway: The American Musical Resources [Website no longer actively maintained since 02-11-2017]

The Performing Arts in Colonial American Newspapers, 1690-1783. The Colonial Music Institute

Playbill

PAMS - Preserving American Music Series - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

Public Domain Music; Benjamin Robert Tubb, Editor

The Rebecca Clarke Society, Inc.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives

Sacred Harp & Related Shape-Note Music Resources; Steven L. Sabol, Editor

Sacred Harp Singing

Samuel Barber at the Library of Congress

Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation

SGMA - Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and Museum

Shaker Music - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

Sheet Music from Canada’s Past – Libraries and Archives of Canada

SIdMA – Società Italiana di Musicologia Afroamericana (Organization and main Website active 2001-2015)

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Society for American Music

Society for American Music Digital Lectures in American Music – Sam YouTube Channel

The Society for Earlier American Music - American Music Preservation; Roger Hall, Author and Editor

Song of America

Song of America Project - The Library of Congress and Thomas Hampson

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Sourcebooks in American Music - The College Music Society; Michael J. Budds, Series Editor

The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Southern Folklife Collection at the L.R. Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Southern Rock Hall of Fame and Museum

The Spirituals Database - An “Art of the Negro Spiritual” Project

The Spirituals Project [Link not active as of 02-08-2018]

The Star Spangled Music Foundation

Stephen Collins Foster’s Sketchbook – The University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library

Stephen Foster Memorial Museum and Center for American Music Library

Still Going On: Celebrating The Life and Times of William Grant Still

Tanglewood Multimedia Archive Exhibit

Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz

Traditional Adirondack Music and Music Making - By TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York

US Opera; Christopher Hapka, Editor

Virgil Thomson Foundation

West Virginia Square Dances. Robert G. Dalsemer/CDSS

William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz, Tulane University

Yale University Library – Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Yiddish American Sheet Music at the Library of Congress

 

Facebook pages of Organizations and Institutions specializing in American Music.

The Alfred Newman Page

American Art Song Concerts - Public Group

American Century Music

American Classical Music Hall of Fame

American Composers Orchestra

American Folklife Center

American Lyric Theater

American Music (Journal)

American Music Institute / U-M Gershwin Initiative, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

American Music Preservation (page in existence until 10-31-2018; then canceled by administrator)

Archives of African American Music and Culture

The Bernard Herrmann Society

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Capricorn - L’Association des amis de Samuel Barber

The Center for Popular Music

Charles Ives Society

Copland House

GMA - Gospel Music Association

The Great American Songbook Foundation

The H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music

ICAMus - The International Center for American Music

International Anthony Philip Heinrich Society

Italian American Music

Italian Americans - History & Culture

John Philip Sousa; sponsored by the Dallas Wind Symphony

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Latin American Music Center - LAMC; Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Leonard Bernstein - The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.

Marco Fumo - African American Piano Music

The Marian Anderson Historical Society

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; James Westby, Editor

The Miklós Rózsa Society

Milken Archive of Jewish Music - The American Experience

Music of the Americas – Americas Society

NANM - The National Association of Negro Musicians - Public Group

New Music USA

North/South Consonance Ensemble - Contemporary Classical Music from the Americas; Max Lifchitz, Director

Northern Virginia Ragtime Society - NVRS

OHAM - Oral History of American Music

Performing Arts at the Library of Congress

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band – John Philip Sousa

Rebecca Clarke

Richard Hageman Association

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

SAM - Society for American Music

Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation

SGMA - Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and Museum

SIdMA - Società Italiana di Musicologia Afroamericana (Page active 2008-2014)

Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Southern Folklife Collection

The Spirituals Database - An “Art of the Negro Spiritual” Project

The Star Spangled Music Foundation

Stephen Foster Memorial Museum and Center for American Music Library

 

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