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Music and Arts Services & Stores

  • Kathy Anderson's School for Young Artists
  • Chronogram — Conscious publishing in the Hudson Valley -- and free every month!
  • Disk Makers — quality post-production/reproduction for your CDs and DVDs
  • Michael Gold — Photographer
  • Golden Notebook, Woodstock
  • The Lied and Art Song Text site, edited by Emily Ezust — Texts and Translations to Lieder, Mélodies, Chansons and other Vocal Music
  • Music World — #1 source for singing & musical products Music World
  • Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck and Millbrook, NY
  • Patelson’s Music House — Classical sheet music trove, just behind Carnegie Hall
  • Sheet Music Plus — Want to buy sheet music, songbooks or guitar tabs? Try Sheet Music Plus. They have over a quarter million titles to choose from. Sheet Music Plus
  • Reservoir Music Center — Friendly folks, instruments, lessons, local CDs, in-store events
  • Christina Varga Gallery, Woodstock — outsider art
  • Hudson Valley Music — A great site for HV musical activities of all kinds. Hudson Valley Music
  • Tuned In Web Design — Contact the Steves, who are "The Men" in website design in the Valley! They are the guys who run More about the guys who built this site
  • Woodstock - Byrdcliffe Guild — art, crafts, concerts
  • Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and its conductor, David Leighton
  • Woodstock Music Shop — Meeting the diverse musical needs of the Woodstock community
  • Woodstock Piano Company
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    Musicians and Musical Organizations

  • Daniel Abrams — composer and pianist
  • Albany Records — major label for contemporary classical music, and more
  • David Alpher & Jennie Litt — dynamic cabaret duo, composer/songwriters and more! (See also CAFOM) David Alpher & Jennie Litt
  • Alta Classica — devoted to Latin American, Ladino, and zarzuela music, run by singer Susan Razavi
  • Robert Baksa — composer
  • Baikida Carroll — Jazz musician, composer, producer Baikida Carroll
  • Bronx Arts Ensemble — Provides concerts, vital music education and family activities to schools and neighborhoods in the Bronx
  • CAFOM — Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown
  • Deep Listening Institute, Inc — composer Pauline Oliveros' activities and Deep Listening philosphy/training program Pauline Oliveros
  • Harry F. Ditzel — French horn player and teacher
  • James Fitzwilliam — pianist, composer and proponent of bare feet! James Fitzwilliam
  • Flames of Discontent — duo specializing in songs of protest and social justice Flames of Discontent
  • Gamelan Son of Lion — Led by composer-conductor-player Barbara Benary.
  • Marcia Gates — flutist and teacher
  • Daniel Grundlach — countertenor
  • Gail Godwin — novelist and librettist, and fellow gardener!
  • Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series
  • Eric Halfvarson — bass. Illinois-born bass Eric Halfvarson sings regularly with the world's most prestigious opera companies and symphony orchestras. For information and bookings, contact him through his web site.
  • Michael Hanko — baritone and teacher of Alexander Technique for singers
  • Homespun Tapes — Teaching methods company for many types of music, run by well-known folk musician Happy Traum and his wife Jane
  • Hudson Valley Philharmonic
  • Hudson Valley Society for Music — dedicated to the promotion of music at a community level, sponsors annual Hudson Valley BachFest in August.
  • Hudson Valley Youth Chorale
  • LIEDER-L Listserv — About 250 aficionados on the subject of art song: join us!
  • Maverick Concerts — music director, Alexander Platt: Woodstock's premiere summer chamber music concert series, held in the acoustical marvel of a barn built by artist Hervey White
  • NYSTA — New York Singing Teachers Association
  • Parnassus Records — Parnassus Records: new CD releases, and vintage vinyl
  • Scott Petito/NRS Recording Studio — the multi-instrumental musician (and Fug), engineer , producer & songwriter, and his singer-songwriter wife Leslie Ritter
  • Barbara Pickhardt — Ars Choralis chamber choir and conductor Barbara Pickhardt
  • Princes of Serendip — Featuring original songs by T.G. Vanini and Julie Kirby
  • Layne Redmond — drumming teacher, workshop leader and author of When the Drummers Were Women
  • Redwood Moose — folk music duo with terrific originals Redwood Moose
  • The Risorgimento Project — music of the Italian salon tradition with Julia Grella and Francesco Izzo
  • Harold Rosenbaum — conductor extraordinaire
  • Susan Seligman — cellist and teacher Susan Seligman
  • Peter Schickele — Web home of the composer and his Doppelgaenger, P.D.Q. Bach Peter Schickele
  • Alan Shulman — Official site of the late composer
  • Robert Starer — Official web site of the late composer
  • Francesca Tanksley — jazz pianist & composer
  • Trail Mix Festival — an October festival which has become a year-round Hausmusik series
  • Lennie Tristano — Site devoted to the work of the late, great jazz pianist and teacher.
  • Enrique Ubieta — composer
  • Shirley Warren — Composer and member of Voices for Peace
  • Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
  • Woodstock Renaissance — vocal ensemble Woodstock Renaissance
  • Dennis Yerry & The Hawk Project — Promoting spiritual awareness and creativity through a blend of Native American music, jazz and free improvisation
  • Zanana — electro-acoustic chamber music duo featuring Monique Buzzarté, trombone & Kristin Norderval, voice


    Community and Peace-and-Justice Organizations

  • Arts for Peace
  • Clearwater — Pete Seeger's "baby" - Hudson River cleanup and education, children's programs, cruises and an annual music festival
  • Discovery Institute
  • Doctors Without Borders — civilians laying their lives on the line in the world's hot spots
  • Madre — international women's human rights organization
  • MHJCA (Mid-Hudson Japanese Cultural Association) — bringing Japanese cultural heritage to the Hudson Valley
  • Oxfam International
  • Southern Poverty Law Center — teaching tolerance
  • United for Peace and Justice


    Other Special People

  • Kathleen Fowler Anderson — artist, director of the School for Young Artists, and amazing designer
  • Mary Frank — visual artist
  • "Kitchen Atsuko" — Atsuko is a Japanese chef, and can obtain Japanese cooking supplies for you
  • Shandaken Women’s Network — forum for the exchange of ideas and information to enahnce the quality of women's lives in the Catskill Region.
  • Tomiko Morimoto West — my sister in peace
  • The Wine Steward, Shokan — visit Helen, James (his paintings are on display) and their friendly, knowledgeable staff


    Gardening and Nature Sites

  • Gustave Le Gray — groundbreaking French photographer of the 19th century
  • Hummingbird Nest
  • The Japanese Garden — Japanese Garden site at Bowdoin College
  • Koi-cam at Bonnie's plants — above and below water cameras

    Just for Fun

    Animusic: Pipe Dream Animusic: Pipe Dream
    Anagram Generator Site or, for the anagrammatically challenged...
    Anagram Generator Site
    Bubble Wrap Be sure to ask for a fresh sheet, with speaker volume turned up...
    Bubble Wrap
    Shakesperean Insult Generator Try this!....thou "gorbellied hell-hated horn-beast!"
    Shakesperean Insult Generator
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Astronomy Picture of the Day - your daily "fix" of the cosmos
    Astronomy Picture of the Day
    Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena
    Paris by Night turn on your speakers and take a scroll through the City of Lovers!
    Paris by Night
    Record Store Cats Record Store Cats
    Jokes Viola Jokes – (what, on this site you expected soprano jokes?)
    Other Musician Jokes – (OK, but you have to look yourself for the soprano ones -- or substitute "soprano" for "tenor"
    Classically bad singing Classically Bad Singing
    Florence Foster Jenkins MP3s  |  Mrs. Miller  |  Wing