Site links to music theory, history, art sites, and other places of interest

Below are some cool links to various sites our music and art teachers have visited and enjoyed. In this list, you will find everything from music games to listening lists and historic information. This site is constantly being updated, so feel free to check back regularly to see what’s new. We hope you will have fun exploring these fun internet sites!

Musical Instruments & Orchestra

New York Philharmonic website. Great graphic and fun games: www.nyphilkids.org

San Francisco Symphony website. Fun website for kids on introduction to orchestra: www.sfskids.org

Basic information on Musical Instruments: library.thinkquest.org/15413/instruments/instruments.htm

www.makingmusicfun.net

Piano Technician’s Guild Official Website; History of Piano, etc: www.ptg.org/learningCenter

Lean about orchestra and interview musicians: www.playmusic.org

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: www.dsokids.com

Musical Styles

Description on various musical styles: library.thinkquest.org/15413/styles/styles.htm

Creating Music: www.creatingmusic.com

Improvisation: pbskids.org/jazz

Local Concert Venues (FRAMA Passport Program)

The Fox Valley Philharmonic an Youth Symphony Orchestra: www.fvyso.org
Northern Illinois University: www.niu.edu/music/concerts
Wheaton College: www.wheaton.edu/Calendars/events
Elgin Symphony Orchestra: www.elginsymphony.org
Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra: www.ivso.org
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra: www.kishorchestra.org
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra: www.mysomusic.org
Aurora Youth Symphony: www.aurorayouthsymphony.org
DuPage Symphony Orchestra: dupagesymphony.org
Salt Creek Sinfonietta: www.saltcreeksinfonietta.com
West Suburban Symphony Orchestra: westsubsymphony.org
Youth Symphony of DuPage: www.ysdp.org
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: www.cso.org
Civic Orchestra of Chicago: www.cso.org
College of DuPage: home.cod.edu
Paramount Theater: www.paramountaurora.com