Much can be learned about music free via the internet. At this page, find links to several online resources, discover the musicians and composers I call friends and colleagues, and, at the bottom of the page, check out some fun online activities for music lovers. There's plenty to explore!
ArkivMusic. Classical CD store offering both in-print discs and rereleases of out-of-print recordings.
Classical Archives. Purchase classical downloads and listen to free samples.
Naxos. This classical label has a wide catalog. Majority of its program notes are posted online.
Performance Today. Hosted by Fred Child. Features performances and interviews with classical musicians.
Red River Radio. Our local public radio station. Listen to classical music any time of day via streaming.
YouTube. Free streaming of many classical works, often complete. Many videos are high-quality.
Friends and Colleagues:
Al Benner. Composer and instructor at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.
Paul Christopher. Cellist with Rapides Symphony Orchestra and professor at Northwestern State University.
Gillian Lynn Cotter. Mezzo-soprano and resident artist with the Shreveport Opera.
John De Chiaro. Classical guitarist, Centaur recording artist, and music entrepreneur.
Leah Forsyth. Oboist with the Three Reeds Duo and professor at Northwestern State University.
Paul Forsyth. Saxophonist with the Three Reeds Duo and professor at Northwestern State University.
Lin He. Violinist, Concertmaster with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, and professor at LSU.
Tom Hundemer. Composer and Director of the Hurley Music Library at Centenary College of Louisiana.
Jay Kacherski. Classical guitarist based in Lake Charles with a special interest in Mexican music.
Mark Prince Lee. Composer of Modernist music based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Matt Petty. Avant-garde composer, trombonist, and multi-media artist. Co-founder of band Kisatchie Sound.
Kermit Poling. Composer, violinist, and General Manager of Red River Radio.
Fun Websites for Music Lovers:
Bruce Duffie. Radio announcer who has posted interviews with many classical composers at his website.