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Music, Dance and Theater: Subject Guide

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Featured Library Resources: Music

Recommended Databases: Music

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American Heritage Music: - From the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.

Classical Music:


  • America's Jazz Heritage - From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits Service; present the history of jazz through exhibitions, performances, recordings, radio, publications, and educational programs.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center - "Features performance schedules; information about JALC's extensive education programs for students, teachers, and families; news about the jazz world; and biographical sketches of artists who perform at the center. "
  • Jazz history @ a great day in harlem - Information on topics relating to jazz improvisation, "from jazz history to music theory to practical advice on playing in a group."
  • A Jazz Improvisation Primer - Online textbook written by jazz musician Marc Sabatella.
  • Jazz on the Screen - "This searchable filmography documents the work of some 1,000 major jazz and blues figures in over 14,000 cinema, television and video productions."
  • A Passion for Jazz! - Jazz history and jazz education.
  • Smithsonian Jazz - "preserving and perpetuating jazz as an American national treasure -- through collections, exhibitions, performances, recordings, publications, oral histories, and educational programs."

Lyrics and Sheet Music:

Music Copyright:

Music Education:

Music Theory:

  • - A collection of music theory tutorials. lessons include staff, clef, and ledger lines; note and rest durations; measures and time signatures; major and minor scales; and more.
  • teoría - Music Theory Web - Articles, reference, interactive exercises, software, etc. for the study of music theory.

NJCU Music Programs:

Opera and Musical Theater:

Popular Music:

World Music: