Singing, Voice Training and Music Resources.
are a list of links to other singing websites that may assist
you in your search for finding free online singing, voice training
and music information both on the web and in Orlando, Florida.
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- This large, lighthearted, yet informative UK singing website
tries to think of everything and then gives a link to it.
- Nancy Schild offers a breadth of useful links in her singing
webliography. The list is old in Internet terms (November of
2000) but then so is singing.
Sadler, mezzosprano, offers a the most comprehensive internet
listing so far of 7-8 pages of resources
- Brian Gilbertson, an Australian singing teacher, offers a
new one of his own brand of singing tips each week.
- Anthony Winter, another Australian singing teacher, has tips
and though it isn't listed as one, it's the closest thing to
a singing students FAQ. Other places to look for FAQ's include
include part of Cindy Sadlers' strategy/business
oriented FAQ or a definition based French vocalist FAQ at
L'Atelier du Chanteur.
- Post a question to Mary Bella, Canadian soprano,
and she will answer with her opinion and offer advice in her
"Ask Mary" section. (Nice website too.)
- Gives summary of the differing philosopies of posture from
the methodologies of Alexander Technique, Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkras,
- The American Society of Alexander technique offer a site that
offers a teacher lookup and listing of ongoing workshops.
- The Alexander Technique Center of Washington DC offers an
article by Ron Murdock on Alexander Technique and the voice.
- Robert and Anne Rickover offer a jumpsite by which you can
find out more about the Alexander Technique.
Having a private accompanist can be an expensive proposition,
especially when just learning a song, and singing along to a
recording of an artist singing your part constrains your
interpretation. To help out with this there are practice tapes
and computer accompaniment that you can turn to.
- Practice Perfect offers piano accompaniment on CD for many
Operas and arias.
- Music minus one is the other big one of the CD accompaniment
offers mpeg piano accompaniment of Schirmer's classic staple
"Twenty-Four (24) Italian Songs and Arias" for high
and low voice.
- The Aria Database provides brief info, translations and a
large selection of MIDI's of famous operas. It's an ugly looking
website that only opera lovers can love. You can even search
through arias by fach.
- The Classical Music Archives has the largest collection of
classical MIDI files on the Internet. Over 20,000 files!
- has over 4000 MIDI files of Musical Theater and Broadway shows-
all licensed from ASCAP and BMI.
- Classical Midi with Words offers a collection of art songs
you can use as your own digital karaoke.
Woodshed - G Silvis offers choral MIDI files consisting
only of melody with no accompaniment.
the Lied and Songs Text Page offers text translations of art
songs and other classical vocal pieces.
"Babel Fish Translation: song translations are often grammaticale
and semantically complete with humor."
following sites focus on interactive drills and exercises to
improve ear training and music ability.
Notes" a trio of Lakeland (NY) high school seniors
put together this website for a Thinkquest '98 competition.
Includes info on music theory, history, games and a glossary.
Music Theory" Extensive online reference from basic
for Music Theory Instruction"
Dr. Murrow has compiled a large list of music theory links
on his webliography.
recognition: Intervals, Scales and Chords
Intervals Tutor" - try some interval training.
Ears" - drill at intervals recognition with a range
up to an octave plus a fifth.
Ear" - test your recognition of interval, scale and
perfect pitch here.
- learn various pieces of music theory and download a standalone
version of the lessons.
for the Scale of all Majors" - sing or hum along
to major scales.
for Learning and Practicing Sight Singing Skills"
there is a lot of dense info here related to the formal teaching
of sight singing.
- Sheet Music Plus carries the Schirmer editions and have over
a quarter of a million other vocal and instrumental titles to
- Classical Vocal Repertoire specializes in out-of-print and
hard to find sheet music. Also offers used music but that part
was broken last time I visited them.
- Hal Leonard's purports to be the largest print publisher of
sheet music in the world. If you own an Anthology book it was
probably published by Hal Leonard. Joan
Boytim publishes monthly articles here which center around
University Library offers an online Opera
- When I lived in San Francisco I loved to browse the scores
at Byron Hoyt's warehouse-like store. Their website looks a
lot cleaner than their old store looked.
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suggests lists of repertoire for classical and legit singers.
The OperaGlass site has gathered a list of operas which require
six or fewer characters.
Boytim and briangilbertson.com.au,
mentioned above, have archives of articles relating to repertoire
selection by age, voice type and the singers level of difficulty.
are some music stores in the Orlando area that also have websites
the [map it!] links don't work depending upon what Mapquest
is doing with their servers.)
Music Centre: 1042 State Rd 436, Cass., 407-830-5856
Music Center: 3301 Gardenia Ave. [Map
it! ], 407-423-4171
Music: 481 N. State Road 434, Ste. 105, Alt Springs, 407-682-6111
Music: 6817 Visitor's Circle [Map
Music: 6585 S. Hwy 17-92, 407-830-4600
Music: 4644 E. Colonial Dr. [Map
Shack: 1455 Semoran Blvd., Cass. [Map
Ash Music: 912 Lee Rd. [Map
students in Orlando the following is a list of other local providers
of music education. Other than me
that is! It doesn't hurt to shop around to find the best fit.
Other places to look for an instructor are local
colleges (adjunct professors are most able to take on non-matriculated
students) and even the bulletin board at your local
music store. It's the responsibility of you, the student,
to confirm if a teacher fits your needs at whatever stage you
are at now.
- Victoria Schultz specializes in teaching and performing on
the piano and Harp. She also teaches voice privately and at
as an adjunct at Valencia college. We have done some concerts
together so I can personally recommend her talent on the piano
as well as her accompaniment skill.
- The Master Class Academy is Winter Parks only full-service
performing arts academy for acting, dance, voice and piano that's
under one roof. They offer small semester-based group classes
as well as private instruction for all students age 3 and up.
BA, BM, BME
of Central Florida offers a BA in Music, Music Education
and Music Performance, a minor in Jazz Studies and an undergraduate
certificate in Music Technology. They have the largest selection
of voice and music courses in Central Florida and their faculty
is learned and strongly involved with Opera. When you walk through
the voice department at Colbourn Hall you can't swing a baton
without hitting somebody with a doctorate. See their
catalog for information on their degrees.
College offers a BA in Music through their evening extension
program at Hamilton
Holt as well as through the Main
Campus. This year Edmund Leroy, the Professor of Voice,
is joined by a visiting soprano.
of Music in DeLand offers both the BM and a BME in Voice.
They also offer a minor in Church Music.
College: AA, AS
Community College in Sanford offers an AA of music in six
tracks: Vocal Performance, Choral Music, Instrumental Performance,
Instrumental Music Education, Vocal Jazz Studies and Instrumental
Jazz Studies. Alan
Gerber, fellow voice teacher, is an adjunct here and at
Valencia Community College.
Community College offers an AS in Music
Production Technology in either a performance or technology
specialization out of their east campus. They also offer a technical
certificate in Musical
Phillips High School
sits across from Universal Studios Florida and has a magnet
program for Visual and Performing Arts.
for visiting and good luck on your journey.