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Additional Resources

More information on using music in the classroom

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

A research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution promoting the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world.

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

The central education website of the Smithsonian Institution.

American Orff-Schulwerk Association

A professional organization of music and movement educators dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.


A education program offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.

College Music Society

A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Its mission is to promote music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

International Society for Music Education

An organization with members in over 60 countries that promotes music education world-wide.


The world's leading publisher of music and movement curricula for parents and their children, ages newborn to 7 years old.

National Association for Music Education

Music educators working for the education of America's children.

Organization of American Kodály Educators

A national organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life of the people of the USA through music education by promoting the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály.