Arts: Music


Professional Resources

American Choral Directors Association
The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With a 40-year record of objective arts industry research, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
An education clearinghouse of arts management resource available on the internet.
Artswire: New York Foundation for the Arts
For thirty years, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has served individual artists, promoted their freedom to develop and create and provided the broader public with opportunities to experience and understand their work.
Association for the Advancement of Arts Education
The Association for the Advancement of Arts Education teaches teachers how to use the arts to teach social studies, science, math and language arts! It's called arts integration-incorporating the arts into curriculum.
Chorus America
Chorus America serves the spectrum of professional, volunteer, children/youth, and symphony/opera choruses. To accomplish its mission, Chorus America provides information, publications, conferences, consulting, training programs, surveys, networking, and awards to support choruses in North America.
Florida Bandmasters Association
Web site for the Florida Bandmaster Association.
Florida Music Educators Association
FMEA is a not-for-profit, professional association that serves and supports music educators across Florida. FMEA promotes and publishes the Florida Music Director as well as music education research, organizes in-service programs, and broadens teachers’ knowledge and interest in their profession through affiliation with colleagues.
Florida Music Foundation
The Florida Music Foundation sponsors programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of music education for all Florida students, and supports projects of the Florida Music Educators' Association and Florida School Music Association.
Florida School Music Association
The Florida School Music Association is an association of member schools (public, non-public, home-school organizations) which regulates and monitors the activities of its component music associations: the Florida Bandmasters Association, the Florida Orchestra Association, and the Florida Vocal Association.
Florida State Teachers Music Association
The purpose of our non-profit organization is to provide professional music instruction, to stimulate musical interest among the lay public, to provide a regular music publication, to cultivate the fraternal relations among the members, to provide financial assistance to talented pupils, and to protect its members in all matters pertaining to the music profession. FSMTA is an affiliate of the Music Teachers' National Association and within the state of Florida we have 22 local associations.
Florida Vocal Association
The FVA has launched this web-site in hopes of creating easier and more efficient ways for our members to communicate with one another. This site will be used to post pertinent information about the organization, as well as to publish articles that will help us to continue our own commitment towards better music education.
Getty Center for Arts Education
The Getty Center for Arts Education has lesson plans, curriculum ideas, image galleries, exhibitions, talk and more.
International Federation for Choral Music
The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) was founded in 1982 for the purpose of facilitating communication and exchange between choral musicians throughout the world. Through its world and regional symposia, conducting master classes, World Youth Choir, Choral Music Database (Musica), ChoralNet website, World Choral Census, International Choral Bulletin, World Day of Choral Singing and many other projects, IFCM is fulfilling its purpose.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Find information about events at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
The National Association of Teachers of Singing. NATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and the promotion of vocal education and research. Our goals include the professional advancement of the talented and the enrichment of the general public
National Center for Education Statistics.
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
Music Educators National Conference
The mission of MENC: The National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization of the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. NASAA's mission is to advance and promote a meaningful role for the arts in the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout the United States.
National Association of Music Merchants
Information about the National Association of Music Merchants with links to trade shows, news, programs, and educational resources.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts provides national recognition and support to significant projects of artistic excellence, thus preserving and enhancing our nation's diverse cultural heritage. The Endowment was created by Congress and established in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. This public investment in the nation's cultural life has resulted in both new and classic works of art reaching every corner of America.
Very Special Arts Florida
VSA arts of Florida Promoting the creative power in people with disabilities.

Florida Colleges of Education

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida State University - Music
University of Florida - Music
University of South Florida - Music
University of West Florida - Music

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