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View Resource Music and the Deaf

The Music and the Deaf organization was started in England by Paul Whittaker. Whittaker had applied to 12 universities to study music, but was turned down solely because he was deaf. After being accepted at Wadham College at Oxford, and studying at several others, Whittaker started the organization in 1988 in his parent's home. Visitors will find that the website for this one-of-kind...

http://matd.org.uk/
View Resource San Francisco Symphony: Keeping Score in the Classroom

In the TV documentary series, Keeping Score, master conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony delved into the lives and works of eight major composers. The effort has been preserved on the Keeping Score in the Classroom website, where educators will find much to appreciate in the Lesson Plan Library. Here readers can scout 171 distinct lesson plans, running the gamut from...

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http://www.keepingscore.org/education/lessonplanlibrary
View Resource Portland Symphony Orchestra: For Schools & Teachers

The Portland Symphony Orchestra, which is housed in the burgeoning mini metropolis of Portland, Maine, boasts an excellent website with much to offer schools and educators. While many of the resources are designed for local schools (for instance, Maine educators can invite musicians into their classrooms), much on the site can be accessed and utilized from anywhere. The Lesson Plans, for example,...

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http://www.portlandsymphony.org/content/education/teachers/