Online Resources

Chapter 1—What, in the World, Is Music?

Internet Resources

The American Folklife Center

Located in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, this organization was established in 1976 to preserve American folklife. Their website introduces current activities of the Center and its archive and provides news about programs and activities, online presentations of multiformat collections, and other resources to facilitate folklife projects and study.

John Cage Online

A collection of links to information on composer John Cage with lists of works, discographies, interviews, writings, articles, sound and video files, and photographs.

The Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

Established in 1953, this scholarly organization with an international and interdisciplinary membership is dedicated to the study of music in all contexts.  Their website provides links to citations for articles, books, recordings, and videos (, program descriptions, job and grant information, and more.