WELCOME! is a project developed by Classical Matters, the online showcase for contemporary classical musicians and composers. Our goal is to bring selected works of very cool classical music to people of all ages, with an emphasis on students, especially those in band and/or orchestra training,

In today's world, pop styles of music are so dominant that classical music is neglected, yet there are many fabulous pieces of classical music out there. Many of the musical works presented on this website open up a Dramatic Universe of Music: stories of magic, monsters, ghosts, spells, planets, princesses, gypsy love stories, heroes, dances to the death, magical animals, and much more.

One of the greatest benefits of listening to classical music is that it can teach you to appreciate and better understand other forms of Western music. And as you listen more and learn more, you may find that classical music is not only enjoyable and interesting, but very cool.

Check out the Music Index page to view the listing of the music presented, and enjoy your visit.

It's all in the listening.