Uses: A directory of piano competitions in Europe which also lists important international competitions outside of Europe. Useful for professional pianists, teachers, music academies and libraries, festival organizers and concert agencies. Useful for finding information on competition entrance and requirements.
Coverage: International in coverage. Current as of 1988. Provides clear classification of various types of piano competitions. Contains international competition calendars for 1988, 1989, and 1990. Accounts for history and purpose of music competitions, piano competitions in particular.
Organization: Main body consists of explanation and purpose of competitions, details for what constitutes entrance, and rules and regulations. Contains international, semi-international, national and local categories for locating competitions. Contains appendices for competitions (with place/country and type of competition), duo competition information, participation rates for each country, and competition calendars.
Pros: Provides the latest news and information as well as international participation statistics not available elsewhere.
Use: Provides general directory of major opera companies around the world with historical overview included.
Coverage: Covers the most internationally reknown of opera companies including biographical and contact information.
Organization: Information listed in the following order: 1)country 2) city with current population 3)name of company 3) chronological listing of directors/managers/administrators 4) bibliography and 5) administrator(s) address, telephone, and fax numbers. Includes Chronology of Foundings for Opera Companies Profiled, annotated bibliography, and concise biographies on contributing editors.
Pros: Contains selected performed works and historical background. Useful Chronology appendix. Bibliography of related research included.
Cons: Dates only approximate. Discographies not complete.
Uses: Locate college and university music faculty in Canada and the U.S. Useful as a directory of most North American colleges and universities, including an overview of their faculties' degrees and areas of interest/expertise.
Coverage: Includes a statistical compendium, and contact information for referenced institutions. "www url" and e-mail information for referenced institutions.
Organization: 5 parts: The Directory of Institutions provides contact information including addresses, phone numbers, web sites, email addresses, a description of the institution and degrees offered, names and titles of administrators, and an alphabetical listing of faculty with their rank, name, highest degree earned and teaching specialization; The Index by Area of Teaching Interest cross references the list of teachers in all 114 areas of pecialization to their respective institution; An Index of Faculty links faculty members with their institutional code number; Various Graduate Degrees are listed with the schools which offer those degrees; The Alphabetical Listing of Institutions unites each school with their institutional code number.
Pros: impressive coverage. Easily navigated. Related accessories (address labels etc.) available via internet contact with the publisher are of dubious worth. Phone book like construction is acceptable given the quick obsolescence of the material and the yearly revisions/publications.
Use: Provides addresses to over 3,000 artists, managers, orchestras, producers, record companies, agents, music publications, and radio personnel.
Coverage: Companies, Artists of Popular Genres, Songwriters, Organizations, Agencies, and Businesses. Emphasis on the U. S.
Organization: A to Z phone book layout includes addresses and a one line description. Also includes a Record Label Section, Music Business Glossary, and Birthday List.
Pros: Introduction provides helpful information about preparing a demo package.
Uses: A guide to find music competitions, camps, music schools, record companies, etc.
Coverage: Updated annually. International coverage.
Organization: A table of contents outlines subcategories. There are two main headings: U.S./Canada listings, and International listings. Each citation lists director, phone number, fax, e-mail, address, and some have a small description of the organization. Also contains articles honoring annual winners of awards.
Pros: Covers a wide variety of topics. Thorough information for each subject.
Cons: There are many advertisements that give useful information on the music profession, but clutter the directory.
Use: Descriptive listing of services, professional organizations, schools and colleges, competitions, periodicals, festivals, libraries, foundations, and music business.
Coverage: The most complete reference of the U. S. and Canadian Music Industry under one cover.
Organization: 7 parts: Organizations and Councils includes AFM locals; Competitions, Awards, and Grants includes a listing of privately sponsored Scholarships; Education lists colleges and universities and includes a Career Chart of Average Salaries; Resources of Libraries and a periodical list; Performance groups listing Orchestras, Opera Companies etc. and a their budget code; Profession directory of volunteer lawyers and booking agents etc.; Trade and Industry listing of record companies and publishers etc. Each entry includes address, phone number, executive officers, and a brief description of
Cons: Out of date.
The Music Yellow Pages. http://www.Musicyellowpages.com/. Accessed July 27, 2001
Use: Allows students, teachers, and school budget departments to directly contact every major manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler of music and entertainment products and services, either for direct purchase, repair questions or information on current products.
Coverage: 40,000 listings in over 400 Yellow Page Categories, World Wide coverage.
Organization: The Online and Email Directory lists companies alphabetically followed by their www address and/or email address. Other directories include the Toll Free Directory, Fax Directory, Business Directory, and the main Yellow Page Directory which is listed by category.
Pros: Online access allows for the most current listings.
Cons: Home page is a little cluttered, and difficult to find exactly what you may want.