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Learn Orchestration:

www.philharmonia.co.uk/TheSoundExchange

click on the orchestra section of the home page to learn all aspects of the instruments of the orchestra, watch videos of musicians talking about their instruments, hear the sounds of the instruments by listening to audio clips

Adler, Samuel:  The Study of Orchestration
Available on Amazon.com

www.composersforum.ning.com/forum
this site is a resource for orchestration videos, also check out their online musical resources


How to write a song:

www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Song


Music Career Ideas:

www.ehow.com/way_5124374_music-career-ideas.html


How to learn music notation software:

www.ehow.com/how_6692667_learn-music-notation-software.html


Learn Key Signatures:

www.circle-of-fifths.net
identify key signatures, find related keys and remember the order of sharps and flats in key signatures


Free Sheet  Music:

www.freesheetmusic.net/
download thousands of free sheet music pieces for guitar, piano, violin, brass, choral, woodwinds


Free printable staff paper:
www.blanksheetmusiclnet
free printable staff paper for music composition


Ear Training:
www.good-ear.com
 free ear training for help in sight reading and music education


Music Theory:

www.musictheory.net
lessons, exercises and tools for the study of music


Classical Music Research and Appreciation
www.gti.net/mocolib1/music/bach.html
a great internet public music library from MCL music and Media


Find a music teacher:
www.childrensmusicworkshop.com
another great resource for music lessons and orchestra resources
www.takelessons.com
find a music teacher and take lessons!
www.hollywoodacademyofmusic.com
music lessons in Los Angeles


Performing Arts Schools in Los Angeles:

www.hamiltonmusic.org
The Academy of Music at Hamilton High Schoool
This program is a magnet school of the Los Angeles Unified School District created to promote integration and diversity through the immersion of practice and delivery of the academic and artistic expression

www.artshigh.org/
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
One of the premiere high school programs for the performing arts

www.idyllwildarts.org
Idyllwild Arts Academy
A close knit working community of students and teachers whose passion for arts is balanced by dedication.  A year round, live-in experience.

www.renarts.org

Renaissance Arts Academy
A small music and performing arts school providing an integrated classical education for middle and high school students from all backgrounds.

www.pasadenaconservatory.org

Pasadena Conservatory of Music
A nationally accredited music school providing a comprehensive curriculum of music study.

www.colburnschool.edu

The Colburn School
This exceptional music school offers students the opportunity to learn music through their Conseratory of Music and The Academy for precollegiate students.


Performing Arts Schools in Orange County:

www.ocsartsmnet                 
A creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts


Music Scholarships:

www.scholarships.com

The Attrus C. Fleming music Scholarship Fund is for graduating high school seniors who plan to study music

www.articlesbase.com>/Education

music scholarships for high school students

www.collegescholarships.com

scholarships for graduating seniors or first year college students

www.collegematchingservice.com/s/65music-scholarships.html

www.ymf.org
awards scholarships to young musicians


Making Music:

www.laphil.com/education
Los Angeles Philharmonic offers opportunities for young people to make music through their Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles programs, Youth Orchestra Partners Programs, Composer Fellowships, and Young Artist Competition

www.www.ymf.org
Young Musicians Foundation
 This organization offers opportunities for young musicians through their Debut Orchestra and Chamber Music Competition programs.

www.lachildrenschorus.org
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
This program gives kids from 16 – 18 across greater Los Angeles an opportunity to gather to become world class singers through hard work, dedication and passion.  Younger children can apply to audition.

www.jcmclassicaledge.com

Junior Chamber Music
This program offers performing opportunities for kids in the form of master classes, concerts, and scholarships.

www.harmony-project.org

This after school program targets at risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles.  The project promotes positive youth development through on-going year round music lessons and ensemble participation.