US Department of Education

The official US Government agency that implements Federal education legislation including the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  USDE also conducts research and provides various grant opportunities.

Illinois General Assembly

Track bills as they progress through committee, to the floor, and to the Governor's desk.

Illinois Arts Council

The official state agency that supports the arts through grant funding and provides a variety of community and educational arts services including arts residencies in schools.

Illinois State Board of Education

The official state agency that develops the rules, regulations and procedures to implement education policy as determined by the State Legislature. The site offers the latest developments in teaching standards, student learning standards and teacher recertification. A listing of employment opportunities is also included.

Advocacy for Music Education

See also Support Music.Com, Music For All, and Dream Out Loud Below

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 40 years of service, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Arts Education Partnership

AEP is a national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrate and promote the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.

Association of Illinois Music Schools

The purpose of the Association of Illinois Music Schools is to advance the cause of music in higher education generally and to improve the quality and program of the music educational system in Illinois through the promotion of cooperation between all colleges and universities and through the exercise of educational leadership.

Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation

Since 1982, the Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation (IAAF) has been Illinois primary multidisciplinary arts service organization, strengthening the nonprofit arts in Illinois and enabling arts organizations to better serve their communities.

NAfME: The National Association for Music Education

NAfME, the largest arts education professional association in the world, is the national parent organization of ILMEA.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

This website is designed to link arts and K-12 education through technology. Students can chat with artists online and the site provides teaching guides for dance, music and theatre performances at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Grammy in the Schools

This website is notable for a section on careers in music, a valuable resource to guide and direct aspiring musicians into the profession.

Ten - Golden Apple's Teaching Excellence Network

Golden Apple's Teaching Excellence Network is a place to create, experiment, debate, connect, and explore the world of teaching with other excellent educators.

Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA)

The Early Childhood Music & Movement Association is a professional organization that supports the field of early childhood music and movement through education, advocacy, and networking.


Teaching Job Placement Assistance

Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Education Employment Job Bank

Listing of employment opportunities in Illinois education (all positions, all subjects, all levels, all geographic locations).

Recruit Illinois

A model state-wide teacher recruitment resource funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Recruiting Teachers

NAfME Career Center

Music teaching career resources including job vacancy announcements

50 States K-12 Teaching Employment Opportunities

The Chronicle of Higher Education Careers

Searchable data base by discipline, state, region or institution.

National source for higher education positions

Links to faculty and administrative job announcements at colleges and universities

Additional Links

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
American Music Conference
American Orff-Shulwerk Association
American School Band Directors Association
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
American String Teachers Association
American Symphony Orchestra League

Artists House Music

Association for Technology in Music Education
Bands of America

Barbershop Harmony Society

Chamber Music America

The Chicago Flute Club

The College Music Society

Dream Out Loud - Advocacy Materials from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Grammy Foundation

Greater Chicago AOSA

Heart of Illinois AOSA

Illinois ASTA

International Clarinet Society
International Double Reed Society
International Foundation for Music Research
International Horn Society
International Society of Bassists (ISB)
International Trombone Association
International Trumpet Guild
John Philip Sousa Foundation
Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic
Mr.Holland's Opus Foundation

Music for All

Music Teachers National Association

National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music

National Association of Teachers of Singing

National Flute Association

The National Music Council
Opera for Everyone (Music Educators Site)
Percussive Arts Society


US Air Force Band

US Air Force Heritage of America Band

US Army Band Master Classes

US Marine Band

US Navy Bands

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