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MENC Choral Network
Participate in a network of choral music educators. You can share music literature suggestions, read about dilemmas other educators have faced, benefit from others' teaching tips, and contribute to an open discussion forum. This site is part of MENC's larger music education community site, which is divided into choral, band, orchestra, advocacy, and collegiate sections.

A Capella Central
For information on all things a capella, this is the place to be. The excellent FAQ provides an excellent primer. From there, you can join rec.music.a-cappella, the a capella newsgroup, or go to the Contemporary A Capella Society (CASA) home page for news, discographies, resources, and the "A Capella Yellowpages."

American Choral Directors Association
Founded in 1959, the ACDA is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. The ACDA also strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.

ChoralNet
Choralnet.org pulls out all the stops as the hub of the choral music community where enthusiasts visit first when embarking on a project. It provides three different email subscriptions depending on your interests in addition to providing over 1,000 links to choral-music related sites.

The List of Early Vocal Music Ensembles
This list contains the names of vocal ensembles who specialize in early music spanning the Gregorian chant to the Baroque period. Directors/chorus masters are identified in parentheses. The ensembles identified in this list either sing a cappella or as choruses accompanying instrumental ensembles. See links featured on the Introductory Notes page.

San Francisco Bach Choir
In addition to telling you about the current season and concert schedule of the San Francisco Bach Choir, this site also devotes a section to song texts, translations, and information about the composers, including a timeline that helpfully lays out chronological and geographical relations of some of the major composers of the past six centuries.

Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.
This site exhausts the Web for everything related to barbershop quartet singing. Get schooled on the latest news, find out about competitive events, and get connected with your local chapters and other enthusiasts online. For beginners, go to the "Music & Education" page to learn about the meaning of style when it comes to barbershop quartets.

Sweet Adelines International
On this comprehensive Web site you can explore the world of women's barbershop harmony. This organization aims to advance the education of women's barbershop and their well-designed site reflects their strong commitment. In their Education link, there is information for young women interested in barbershop harmony, such news on scholarships, a library of music, and fact sheets on major performers in the industry.

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