Craig's Links and Recommended Resources

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York - Choral and Orchestra Programs

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from Long Island and providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform choral and orchestral masterworks at the highest possible level with recognized leaders in music education and performance.

Hofstra University Department of Music Summer Studies

Hofstra University's Department of Music prepares students with the knowledge, skills and performance experience required to succeed in today's competitive musical environment.

Stony Brook Community Children's Music Program

First Steps in Music is the Stony Brook University Children's Music Program for children entering pre-K through 1st grade. Designed for early childhood, these classes develop motor and language skills through songs and creative movement while encouraging constructive social interactions through group activities and games. This joyful experience ignites a musical spark for a lifetime of learning and builds up readiness for more formal music training.

The Elementary Orff Ensemble is the Stony Brook University Children's Music Program for children in 2nd Grade through 6th Grade. In the Orff Ensemble, children will Sing, Say, Dance and Play with Orff instruments. Activities include:

  • Singing (canons)
  • Playing instruments (pitched and non-pitched percussion including xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, drums and more)
  • Moving (singing games and dances)
  • Improvising (on instruments and vocally)
  • Integrated arts (add a folk tale or children’s story)

GIA Publications

GIA Publications is a major publisher of sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials, and other fine products.

eVoco Voice Collective

eVoco Voice Collective is the realization of a longtime artistic and educational dream of David Fryling, who invites ensemble singers of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities to coalesce into a new kind of high-level community chamber choir on Long Island.

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Curriculum Committee

The NYSSMA Curriculum Committee supports the implementation of the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts in all areas of music education. It furnishes guidance and resources so that music educators can provide every student with musical experiences that incorporate these standards.

Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME)

a tuneful, beautiful, artful learning community

The Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) was founded in 2012 to celebrate and share the unique teachings of Dr. John Feierabend with a wider audience of music educators.

Long Island Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (LIAOSA)

LIAOSA is a local non-profit organization for music educators. We offer seven workshops each year, allowing opportunities for you to learn  from master teachers, network with local colleagues, and re- invigorate your teaching! We invite you to join us for an experience that will benefit both you and your students.

New York Chapter of the American Choral Director Association (NY-ACDA)

NY-ACDA sponsors an annual Fall Conference and provides many session and Honor Choir opportunities during the NYSSMA Winter and Summer Conferences.

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA)

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.

Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)

Inspired by the vision of Zoltán Kodály, the mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to support music education of the highest quality, promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making, and preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States of America through education, artistic performance, advocacy and research.

Suffolk County Music Educators' Association (SCMEA)

SCMEA is an organization that consists of professional music educators and advocates of music education throughout Suffolk County, New York. SCMEA is a county affiliate of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), a state unit of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Nassau Music Educators' Association (NMEA)

The Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) membership values quality music education taught by qualified music educators.