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Resources for Arts & Music Education

Arts Education Partnership

(Formerly the Goals 2000 Arts Education Partnership) is a private, nonprofit coalition of education, arts, business, philanthropic, and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of arts education in enabling all students to succeed in school, life, and work.

Awesome Library

Organizes the Web with 16,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.


(Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students) web site is a virtual extension of City Lore's educational programs and it's National network for Folk Arts in Education. As you explore the people, places and traditions that turn communities into classrooms, stock your cart high with the many useful resources available inside.

Education World Arts Center

Visual Arts - Use this list to guide you to Education World's extensive visual arts database. Performance Arts - Use this list to guide you to Education World's dance, music and theater databases.


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.

Music Teachers National Association

(MTNA) has existed since 1876, to support music teaching and the art of music. Founded by Theodore Presser and sixty-two colleagues, MTNA is America's oldest professional music association.

NAMM, the International Music Products Association

Our Web site is designed to be a doorway into the music products industry. We want you to use to access national and industry news, to become a NAMM member, or plan your experience at a NAMM trade show. is also your doorway to success. You can take advantage of our member benefits, or learn what you need to know at NAMM University. So spend some time at and experience the International Music Products Association!

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)

he 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. We empower state arts agencies through strategic assistance that fosters leadership, enhances planning and decision making, and increases resources.

New York Philharmonic KidZone

Invent an instrument - Follow the orchestra around the world -- Watch an interview with a musician - Send in your own musical ideas!

VSA - The International Organization on Arts & Disability

Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and led by Interim CEO Deborah Stuart, VSA arts is an International organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. The organization offers arts-based programs in creative writing, dance, drama, music and the visual arts implemented primarily through our vast affiliate network in 41 states and the District of Columbia and 86 international affiliates in 83 countries. VSA arts' programs now serve 4.3 million Americans and 1.3 million people in other parts of the world.

U.S. Department of Education

Our mission, as a Department, is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans. This award-winning web site is part of our effort to pursue that mission and the President's plan, No Child Left Behind. It offers a range and an ever-growing collection of information about the Department, including our initiatives and priorities, grant opportunities, offices, publications and research and statistics. Visit our news page for the latest developments, including press releases, speeches, and additions to the web site. Check out special collections of information for parents, teachers and students. For a quick orientation to the thousands of publications and files on this site, take this guided tour of just a few of the many resources you will find here. You may also want to visit our educational resources for Spanish speakers.