Great Links



Check out these cool music links!

Rosemount Middle School Band!

"Let them sing it for you!" - is a very fun site that turns whatever you type into a song - check it out!

John Coltrane's jazz classic tune "Giant Steps" set to cool drawings by Michael Levy - very cool!

Composer Eric Whitacre's new "opera electronica" "Paradise Lost - The Opera"

Want some free easily printable music-staff paper?

Metronome Online - Free & very helpful online metronome - ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music.
Download Finale Notepad for Free!
This is great music notation software for your computer. Check it out! It'sFREE!!!
Play-along accompaniment software for your computer - $40 subscription for one year!!! Thousands of play-along accompaniments(classical, jazz & pop music). WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS as a fun way to make music at home and PRACTICE FOR FUN!!!!! For details, check out this website:  
Professional, College & Community Ensembles:
Minnesota Orchestra, the coolest orchestra around!Purchase "Student Rush" tickets for $10
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Purchase "Student Rush" tickets for $10
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, the largest youth symphony in the Twin Cities!
Minnesota Youth Symphonies, the best youth symphony in the Twin Cities!
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Sheridan - TUBA performer extraordinaire & stand-up comedian!
The Marine Band The Air Force Band
St. Olaf College Band St. Olaf College Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Orchestra Boston Symphony Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Empire Brass Quintet
Instruction, Lessons, Schools, Music Organizations:
University of Minnesota School Of MusicMcNally-Smith School Of Music (St. Paul, MN)Minnesota Music Educators AssociationMusic Educators National Conference
MacPhail Center For Music
Marching Band:
Bands Of America: Cool stuff for band happens here!!
Marian Catholic HS Band: An exceptional Band program in Chicago!
Lassiter HS Band: A great Band program! (located in suburban Atlanta, Georgia)
Irondale HS Band Web Page, an outstanding Minnesota Band program & website!
The Carmel HS Band has the largest Bandroom in the world (or at least in Indiana!)
The Pride of Broken Arrow HS Band - 2006 BOA Grand National Champions!!!
The Grand Rapids HS Band program is one of the "top" band programs in the great state of Minnesota!
Eden Prairie HS Band is another outstanding Minnesota band program!
Spring HS Band, from the great state of Texas!
Marching Bands On The Net - A top site for high school marching bands. - This is the BEST resource for marching band information. It lists the places and dates of many competitions from across the country. It lists the results as well. There is also a separate section for marching band links.
Drum Corps International Marching Arts Directory
Jazz Links:
Hornheads: A Capella Jazz Horns -The hippest horns around!
Twin Cities Jazz Society
Dakota Jazz Club (the premiere jazz club in MN, dowtown Minneapolis) Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band
Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Arturo Sandoval (Cuban/American Trumpeter)
Maynard Ferguson (Scream Trumpet Legend who performed at RHS September, 2004) Jazziz
JazzTimes online magazine JazzMN Big Band (a Twin Cities all-star professional jazz big band)
Great Jazz Resources & Instruction (many terrific links to great resources) Jazz Solo Transcriptions (mostly Saxophone)
Berklee College Jazz Lessons On-Line (from Boston, MA) Jazz Police "jazz club" directory
Jazz Educational Site & saxophone materials International Association of Jazz Educators
Wayne Bergeron - great jazz & lead trumpet player
Music Theory & Composer Links:
MP3 Music Directory

Music Arrangers Information

Check out this fantastic site for music theory flash cards. You can review note names, intervals, key signatures, and more!

ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC - Whether you're a casual listener or a serious music student, ESSENTIALS OF MUSIC is the site for basic information about classical music.

MULTIMEDIA MUSIC DICTIONARY: A cool resource for getting answers to any musical question, term definition, composer information, etc.

To begin your journey into the realm of music theory, check-out this cool & helpful site!.
The World of Classical Music, catalog of classical music CD'S
Stormworks: Stephen Melillo, one of the coolest composers on the web!

The Official LEONARD BERNSTEIN Website

Samuel R. Hazo, Composer

Summer Music Camps & Symposiums:
Bands Of America: Outstanding summer band symposium!!!
Tanglewood Summer Institiute: (presented by Boston University & The Boston Symphony). Considered one of the finest summer musical study opportunities around, Tanglewood offers summer programs for ages 15-18 (and also adults), two to eight week-long programs.
Interlochen Summer Music Camp One of the most famous summer music camps in America!

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