The links and descriptions below represent important open-access web resources for musicians.
General Music Resources
Online library of musical scores for works within the Public Domain. NOTE: Not all works on IMSLP are in the Public Domain in the U.S. Users are advised to read restrictions for each work to evaluate its copyright status.
A "comprehensive digital database that contains over 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers, and includes over 14,000 media samples (recordings and scores)."
Important information regarding all aspects of copyright in the U.S. including Fair Use factors, penalties, and other online resources.
Official guide on the current state and history of copyright for music created by the Music Library Association.
Building the world’s largest open index of digital resources for the study of music.
National Music Organizations
- American Choral Director's Association (ACDA)
- American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
- American Musicological Society (AMS)
- Music Library Association (MLA)
- Major Orchestra Librarians' Association (MOLA)
- Music Publisher’s Association
- National Association for Music Education (NAfMe)
- Society for American Music (SAM)
- Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
- Society for Music Theory
Streaming Audio/Video Resources
A collection of live streams from classical radio stations, orchestras, and performing ensembles around the world. Specific concert broadcasts are announced several days in advance.
Through the partnership of over 155 opera companies represented by Opera Europa, the cultural broadcasting channel ARTE, and over 15 theaters across Europe, this free streaming platform presents the most recent major opera productions.
A collection of new recordings and web content "dedicated to the music of American composers and improvisers." Link to Counterstream internet radio.
Purdue University provides a comprehensive writing resource through their Online Writing Lab (OWL). This resource focuses on constructing effective, concise academic writing and provides tips for all levels of writers.
"Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words."
Citation Management Tools
Generate, organize, and manage citations, bibliographies, and research notes with these available tools. Each has its own unique features.
- Zotero- Web-based or standalone client with browser plugin available.
- Mendelev- Add papers directly from your browser with a few clicks or import any documents from your desktop. Access your library from anywhere. Windows, Mac, Linux and all browsers.
Current job postings in higher education.
Online directory of job postings nationally and internationally. Also includes festivals, instrument sales, courses, etc.
A guide to preparing a resume or curriculum vitae for the musician and other resources provided by the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music
Peabody's comprehensive career site provides resources on job searching, grants and awards, professional document creation, and much more.
Your Robinson Music Library librarians have put together a research guide which provides resources for all aspects of career development.