Resources and Links

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

(Music Development Program)

The Royal Conservator Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

The Music Development Program inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to celebrate accomplishment and track their progress with others across the country. It also supports teachers with high-quality and innovative resources.

All students deserve the opportunity to celebrate their musical achievements nationally. Join the growing community of teachers, students, and families who are discovering the benefits of the Music Development Program as it enriches their lives.

 

 

Music Teachers National Association

In 1876, Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues founded the Music Teachers National Association with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music.

Today, MTNA has cemented its role as an organization essential not only to the professional and individual well-being of music-teaching professionals, but also a vital partner in their growth and development. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance with a highly prestigious and influential group.

With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

 

 

National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS)

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries. Internationally, NATS is represented in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, with the number of countries growing every year.

 

 

 

Valley of the Sun NATS (VSNATS)

Valley of the Sun is a Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. VSNATS is a 501(c) (3) organization serving the greater Phoenix area and surrounding valley cities, as well as Prescott and other outlying areas. The Association is represented in chapters nationally and internationally. Since the charter of the original Arizona Chapter, growth of the vocal teacher/collaborative pianist community led to the formation of three interdependent chapters—Grand CanyonSouthern Arizona and Valley of the Sun, which now comprise the Arizona District. The VSNATS chapter currently has 71 members in 15 cities.

 

 

Everyday the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada helps thousands of musicians just like you. We are the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying our legislators, the AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape.

 

 

 

Professional Musicians of Arizona

We are the Arizona connection for music and musicians! Our members and officers, from various backgrounds and genres, have a purpose that is singular and common – to serve the professional musician and the musical needs of our community.

We care about live music!

If you are looking for entertainment to complement your next event, you will appreciate our free referral service. If you are a musician looking to find contacts and information, see what the benefits of membership can be.

 

 

 

The Metropolitan Opera

Located in the Met’s south lobby, the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met hosts works by some of the contemporary art world’s most innovative and provocative figures. Created by General Manager Peter Gelb and curated by Dodie Kazanjian, the venue continues and reaffirms the Met’s long history of groundbreaking relationships with major visual artists—such as Chagall and Hockney—while fostering new opportunities for collaboration. Admission to the Schwartz Gallery Met is free to ticket holders and the general public.

An extraordinary $1 million gift from Marie Schwartz, an Advisory Director on the Met Board, has made this initiative possible, and in recognition the Met has named the gallery for her and her late husband, Arnold.

 

 

The REC Music Foundation

The REC Music Foundation is a privately-operated foundation which, as of the close of 2008, is controlled and funded by Robert Ellis Crawford of St. Louis, Missouri. The official stated purpose of the foundation is to promote new classical music composers, primarily through the development of new computer tools; however, its current activities are focused on the three Internet projects found on this server.

 

 

 

The Aria Database

Besides providing basic information about each aria, the Database includes translations for many arias and aria texts for those that are not affected by copyright restrictions. The Database also provides access to a collection of operatic sound files to give visitors an idea of what each aria sounds like. In addition, the Aria Database contains information on available scores and sound files that can be purchased to aid in study and enjoyment. Currently, the Database holds information on the complete operatic aria collections of Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, and Puccini as well as the partial collections of over 50 other composers.