Instruments and Orchestras

  • Music and Musical Instruments - Check out the Smithsonian American History Museum’s vast collection of instruments, sound recordings, sheet music and other artifacts.
  • Musical Instruments - Library of Congress - Gives descriptive information about the instrument collections, as well as photos and audio.
  • Piano at the White House - Learn about the famous Steinway Piano, one of the White House's most recognized items.
  • Uncommon Instruments - America's Library - You might play the trumpet, the violin, or the flute, but how about the marimba, the oud, or the zurna? Although these may sound like ingredients in an exotic recipe, they are actually musical instruments.
  • Violins - Do you play a  violin?  Find out about the history and makers of these instruments.
  • San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site - This website, in conjunction with live performances, provides a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn, and have fun with music.
  • Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments - A collection of over 2,500 historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world, most of which are catalogued online.
Page last updated: Oct 28th, 2015