Links & Resources

Jan Amsel teaching at Banded Peak Elementary School, as part of Music Ambassadors Program, 2008.
Oboe player Charles Hamann with high school music students.

Resources for the Music Classroom

Junior High School

Musical Instruments Unit Plan A full unit plan for teaching the instruments of the orchestra.
Music Notes. An interactive online experience for the teaching of music. Sections include music theory, history, styles, careers, instruments, and games.

Senior High School

Instrument Resources Links to web sites with specific information about each musical instrument, their history and their uses
NAXOS Online Musical resources of all sorts for the advanced student or music educator
The Classical Music Pages. A wonderful overview of music history, including composer biographies, portraits, sound files and explanations of musical forms and terminology

General Classroom Resources

ERIC Online research tool for K-12 Classroom Educators
Teaching Critical Thinking - Teaching the basic elements of artistic critique.
Curricular Resources in Music
The Music Rack (downloadable materials)
National Arts Center Musicians In The Schools Program

Resources for Students

Part of learning an instrument is to learn to perform with other musicians. The following links feature some of the many performance opportunities afforded the orchestral performer in Canada.

Community Orchestras:

Divertimento Orchestra - Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy - Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra - Ottawa, Ontario
Kanata Symphony Orchestra - Kanata, Ontario
Toronto Community Orchestra – Toronto, Ontario
York Symphony - Toronto, Ontario
Oakville Symphony - Oakville, Ontario
Oshawa Durham Symphony Orchestra - Oshawa, Ontario
Richmond Orchestra - Richmond, Ontario
Palmcourt Orchestra - Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Youth Orchestras

Edmonton Youth Orchestra
Canadian National Youth Orchestra
Vancouver Youth Orchestra

Student Discounts

The National Arts Centre recognizes the importance of arts education in the development of youth and
offer the following opportunities to students:
Masterclasses – The chance to watch a master teacher at work
Student Matinees – Special presentations for student audiences
Open Rehearsals –Sit in on an orchestra rehearsal and see how the pros do it
Student Ticket Discounts – Specially priced tickets for student audience members (RUSH)
Professional Training Programs – Programs designed to help student performers advance their skills
Live Rush - Direct link for low cost tickets for students



Canadian Music Educator Organizations

Canadian Music Educators Association
Community School of Music and the Arts
La Federation Des Associations De Musiciens Educateurs Du Quebec
Ontario Music Educators Association
International Society for Music Education
Music Educators' National Conference
Arts Smarts
Coalition for Music Education in Canada

Canadian Orchestral Service Organizations

Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Canadian Recording Industry Association
Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program
Federation of Quebec Bands and Symphony Orchestras
Arts and Culture Industries Association of Manitoba
The Music Industries Association of Canada
Canadian Music Right and Royalties Association (CMRRA)
Canadian Music Publishers Association

International Music Educator Organizations

American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Organization of American Kodaly Education
Dalcroze Society of America
American String Teachers' Association (ASTA)
Suzuki Violin Teachers Central

International Orchestral Service Organizations

American Federation of Musicians
International Horn Society
International Trombone Association
International Clarinet Association
Percussive Arts Society
International Tuba & Euphonium Association
International Trumpet Guild
International Double Reed Society
International Society of Bassists
The Conductors Guild

Canadian Music Libraries, Archives and Educational Resources

Library and Archives Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Toronto Symphony Educational Resources
Calgary Philharmonic Educational Resources
Vancouver Symphony Educational Resources
Tafelmusik Educational Resources
Orchestra London Educational Resources
Edmonton Symphony Educational Resources
Niagara Symphony Educational Resources
Red Deer Symphony Educational Resources
Hamilton Philharmonic Educational Resources
Symphony Nova Scotia Educational Resources

International Libraries, Archives and Educational Resources

New York Library for the Performing Arts
International Directory of Performing Arts
American Musicological Society
International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections
Sibelius Academy of Music Resources
New York Philharmonic Educational Resources
Berlin Philharmonic Educational Resources

 Print Music Publishers

Oxford University Press
Routledge Press
Classical Net Homepage
New Horizons for Music Education
J.W. Pepper
Henry Strobel, Violin Maker & Publisher
Hal Leonard (Schirmer Music)
Alfred Music
Boosey & Hawkes
Canadian Music Centre

Musical Instrument Manufacturers

Jupiter Music

Music Film and Video Distributors

Arte (in French)
Bravo!Fact (Foundation to assist Canadian talent)
CBC Educational Shop
National Film Board of Canada

Music Media

Getty Center for the Arts
Internet Resources for Music Scholars
British Journal of Music Education
Instrumentalist Magazine

Music and Technology

Association for Technology in Music Instruction
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
Technology Institute for Music Educators
Macintosh Educators Website
Electronic Music Foundation

Additional Music Links Pages

New Brunswick Summer Music Festival
Arts Alive Educational Resources
The Banff Centre for the Arts
Making Arts Accessible to School Children (MASC)