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The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra
Raul Munguia - Artistic Director & Conductor

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Music Resources

Music Organizations

Links to organizations, associations, and societies.

Organizations:

  • ASTA, The American String Teachers Association
  • MENC, The National Association for Music Education. Formerly the Music Educators National Conference
  • ISME, The International Society for Music Education

Venues & Arts Organizations

Many great artists and performing groups appear within a few hours of Pittsburg. We encourage students to take every opportunity to experience professional artistry, and support the organizations that bring it to our area!

Pittsburg/SEK area

Enter your address or zip code for driving directions to the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium & First United Methodist Church venues, both located at the intersection of 5th & Pine streets:

Kansas City area:

Other areas:

Online Audio Sites

It is very important for any musician to expose their ear to as much symphonic music as possible. Here is a list of sites that stream "Classical" music online. Also check the "Related" links section of our program notes pages to see if audio examples of the concert are available.

  • Install the SEK Symphony Toolbar. Similar to other toolbars such as Google. This toolbar provides hi-quality online Classical Radio, along with helpful links, and concert information.
  • NPR Music provides a wealth of online media. Categories are: Classical, Jazz & Blues, Rock/Pop/Folk, World, and Urban. Links to online streaming media are also available.

Print Information & Recorded Music

Links to print sources, online versions of journals, and musical recordings.

Print Sources

Music Search Engines & Databases

Many of these sources are openly available. Some may be restricted to the Pittsburg State University community.

Search Engines

  • The Mutopia Project, similar to Project Gutenberg Music, contains a growing number of modern editions, arrangements and new music. The respective editors, arrangers and composers have chosen to make these works freely available. All may be freely downloaded, printed, copied, distributed, modified, performed or recorded.
  • Project Gutenberg Music It is our purpose to stimulate the musical interactions intrinsic to small gatherings by bringing contemporary technology to bear on chamber works from the common practice period in the establishment of an archive of Public Domain chamber music scores. (Finale Notepad or other plugin may be required - PG Music FAQ)
  • Themefinder for the melodies that you can't pin down @~@~

Music Databases

  • Axe Library Databases in Art & Music - Includes links to Grove Music Online, the International Index to Music Periodicals, and Humanities Full Text (PSU only)
  • ACE - ACE is a database of song titles licensed by ASCAP in the United States. For each title, you can find the names of the songwriters and the names, contact persons, addresses and, in most cases, phone numbers of publishers to contact if you want to use the work. For most of the titles, you'll find some of the artists who have made a commercial recording. (similar searching may be done at the BMI, NMPA/Harry Fox Agency, the Music Publisher's Association Copyright Resource Center, and SESAC web sites)
  • The Aria Database is an actively growing collection of information about opera and operatic arias. 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 MIDI files to give visitors an idea of what each aria sounds like. 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.
  • CAIRSS (The Institute for Music Research - U. of TX. at San Antonio) is a bibliographic database of music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. Citations for more than 16,000 music research articles have been taken from 1,354 different journal titles; 18 of which are primary journals.
  • The Canadian Music Periodicals Index (CMPI) includes nearly 30 000 entries on articles dating from the late-19th century to the present day. 500 Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines are represented here, almost 200 of which are currently active... The CMPI database focusses on articles and news items touching various aspects of musical activity in Canada. In addition, since 1999, significant articles on international music and musicians, published in Canadian periodicals, have been added to the index.
  • DRAM, the Database of Recorded American Music has a number of functions focused on the browsing, searching, organization, presentation, and playback of audio content. These functions present select audio content, artist roles and biographies, in-depth liner notes, and bibliographies from the shared resources of New World Records and New York University. Browse by album or track titles, composers, artists, dates.
  • Music Education Resource Base including the Canadian Music Index the MERB/CMI is a bibliographic database of more than 31,000 resources in music and music education from 35 Canadian and International journals and other sources covering the period 1956 through the present. The journals are fully indexed by title, author, and subject. - (Title List)
  • MUSICA (the International Federation for Choral Music) - MUSICA is currently a choral documentary search tool as well as a pedagogic tool for conductors, musicologists, schools of music, musical federations, music stores, etc... but it is also for amateurs and people eager to know about the choral music repertoire.

Music Libraries

Noted music libraries and associations.

Music Humor

Here are a few sites that will provide a bit of musical humor to liven up the day...

Composers & Compositions

  • Bite Sized Trivia, by Tom Heaton. It's happened to everyone. You're at a party, engaging in small talk - trying to balance your drink with your plate of hors d'oeuvres - when someone whips out a little-known factoid that amazes and thrills. It's okay: you can admit that you spent the next few minutes trying to think of some equally enlightening/obscure piece of info so you could do battle with Mr. (or Ms.) Trivia. - A very humorous and very informative site about composers, compositions, time periods. It even lists "the Rules" of party trivia.

Instrument Jokes

Conductor Jokes