Website Resources for Choral Music Educators
Minnesota's Chapter of ACDA. This site provides lots of resources from honors choirs for your students to conferences you can attend to find music, learn more and network.
American Choral Director's Association home web site.
Music Educator's national web site. Tons of information from advocacy to resources in your classroom.
Minnesota's chapter of MENC. Information about honors choirs, All-State, learning opportunities for you and much more!
or try: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/index.asp
(then search under "activities" and then "music")
Minnesota State High School League. Information about Solo and Ensemble and Large Group Contests including registration, contest repertoire lists, eligibility forms and State rules for drug and alcohol use. Also has information for Plays, Musicals and Speech as well as, of course, all sports.
Individuals, choruses and businesses fostering choral music in the United States.
International Federation of Choral Music
Dozens of links to music and music ed resources and professional organizations. For Band, Choir, Orchestra and classroom music.
The website shows, through animated diagrams of the sagital (side) section, the formation of the consonants and vowels in English. There is also a video of the outside of a person's face as they say the IPA symbol. A good teaching tool on a projection screen.
Site with hundreds of songs, operas, etc. with ipa and word for word translations.
Great site with IPA sounds and chart
Site with IPA sounds
Searches for research articles
Education journal source
Research articles database - need authorization
Access to online journals - see other public library sources
Site showing all ways to site sources in various formats
Russian music, transliterations, recordings of spoken texts: Musica Russica
Link to practice parts for Bach Motets and other major works. Click on Major Works and then JS Bach - need Windows Media Player.
Use direct link for Bach:
Czech music resource - some other eastern European musicians/composers
Earth Songs' web site. Great publisher of world music. Get performance CDs of their music from real choirs. "One Song, Many Voices" Buy packets to go along with the CDs. Great deal - great resource to see and hear music on web site.
*****Fantastic site for Classical, (Jazz, Blues and World Music) downloads with info about music, musicians, time period, translations.
Music download site
Itunes, of course
Groth is local music company (Bloomington) that does everything from instrument repairs to sheet music. I use them almost exclusively for my sheet music. Ask the sheet music department about running a spindle - 20% off all orders all year! And they deliver music to most schools in MN! They also have "Sheet Music Direct" on their web site which lets you download music directly to your computer.
Huge seller of sheet music - the web site has many resources including recordings of many of their pieces. Well organized.
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.
Choral and instrumental music scores classical, pop, everything. Alfred's sight - some short recordings - some CD collections with downloadable major works of great composers. could be a great way to do a movement from a larger works such as Mozart's Requiem on the cheap.
Santa Barbara - great access to their library. Sound recordings are off of midi and aren't worth much. Collection of CDs ($5) of higher quality recordings of much of their music.
Publisher of top quality sheet music. An especially good source for middle school and early high school.
Great publisher of world music. Excellent quality.
Publisher with lots of local ties and MN composers.
If you are a member of MN ACDA they send out lots of job postings over email as well as notices about choral groups to join and concerts.
Very good list of jobs
State administrator's teaching job listing site - this is the easiest to navigate because it allows you to narrow your search by region and job type.
State department of Education job listing service