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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Research

    General Resources

    See our books on music education (published 2010-present).
    (Crude search using music education as a keyword. Omits items without those words.) ____________________________________________________________________________

    Engaging Students with Music Education
    By Pete Dale. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 D35 2017] Check Status

    Music, Education, and Diversity
    By Patricia Shehan Campbell. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 C35 M875 2018] Check Status

    The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures
    Edited by Patricia Shehan Campbell and Trevor Wiggins. 2013. Allen Library Stacks [ML83 O] Check Status

    The Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy
    Edited by Frank Abrahams and Paul D. Head. Allen Library Stacks [MT875 O935 2017] Check Status

    The Oxford Handbook of Music Education
    Edited by Gary E. McPherson and Graham F. Welch.
    Allen Library Stacks [MT1 O936] [2012] Check Status

    The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education
    By Wayne Brown and Ana Lucia Frega Format. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 O935 P45] [2014] Check Status

    The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education.
    Edited by Cathy Benedict, Patrick Schmidt, Gary Spruce, and Paul Woodford.
    Allen Library Stacks [MT1 O935 S63] [2015] Check Status

    Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education
    By Randall Everett Allsup. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 A33 R4 2016] Check Status


    Design and Analysis for Quantitative Research in Music Education
    By Peter Miksza and Kenneth Elpus. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 M55 2018] Check Status

    Inquiry in Music Education: Concepts and Methods for the Beginning Researcher
    By Hildegard C. Froehlich and Carol Frierson-Campbell. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 F76 I5] Check Status

    MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning
    Edited by Richard Colwell and Peter Webster. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 H25 C72 2011 v. 1-2] Check Status

    Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today
    By Michael L. Mark. Allen Stacks [MT2 M34 M87] Check Status

    The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education
    Edited by Colleen M. Conway. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 O935 Q35] [2014] Check Status

    Statistics in Music Education Research
    By Joshua A. Russell. Allen Library Stacks [MT1 R87 2018] Check Status

    Sections in this category: Printed Music | Books | Technique Books

    Below are call number ranges for areas within this topic. Use these call numbers to browse the library shelves when you have a general idea of what you want, but don't have a specific item in mind.

    Printed Music

    M1627 - 1629
    Folk music

    M1990 - 1994
    Secular children's music

    M2190 - 2196
    Sacred children's music


    Musical ability (Note: There are books in this section related to other aspects of music psychology.)

    Music literature for children

    Theory of musical instruction and study

    General music theory

    MT10 - 11
    Teacher's manuals

    Special methods of education (various)

    Jaques Dalcroze method

    Kodaly method

    Ear training

    NX280 - 282
    Teaching in the arts (general)

    Technique Books

    MT170 - 801
    For individual instruments - arranged by instrument

    MT820 - 893
    For singing and voice

    MT898 - 949
    For children

    Sections in this category: General Resources | Music-Specific

    General Resources

    Dissertations and Theses Abstracts + Full Text (Proquest)
    Describes over 2 million dissertations from institutions around the U.S. (and some international), with citations from 1861 to the present. Includes full text for many of the Humanities and Social Sciences dissertations as well as most UH dissertations 1997-present. Many of the other dissertations are available through interlibrary loan .

    ERIC (Proquest)
    The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) database has abstracts of articles from over 775 journals. ERIC also indexes education research in books and contains a massive collection of ERIC documents, with full text online or in microfiche. (Univ. of Hartford has micro going back to 1980).

    Teacher Reference Center
    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


    Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    Includes over 1,200 essays about music from all parts of the world. This is the digital version of the print edition, which is found in the Allen Library reference collection at ML100 G37.

    Music Index Online
    Years Covered: 1973-Present
    Identifies articles in over 700 music journals. Covers classical, jazz, popular, folk, and world music, including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, applied and professional topics, music education, music industry, and reviews. Allen Library also has printed volumes: 1949-1998, [Ref] ML113 M9. UH access only.

    Music Periodicials Database (formerly International Index to Music Periodicals; IIMP)
    Identifies articles in over 400 music journals, including scholarly, applied, music education, and popular topics. Has full article descriptions 1996-present. Has brief descriptions for some journals back to their inception. Includes full text for many articles. UH access only.

    Years Covered: 1967-Present
    RILM (Rpertoire International de Littrature Musicale) describes scholarly writings on music and related disciplines, including dance. Includes citations and abstracts for journal articles, essays, Festschriften, dissertations, books, scholarly reviews, etc. International coverage, including non-English languages. The Allen Library also has printed volumes from 1967-1994.

    Smithsonian Global Sound
    Streaming audio of traditional music from around the world. Includes around 3,000 albums worth of music.

    Sections in this category: General Resources | Music Education

    Search below titles here to find complete library holdings.
    Journal Title:

    General Resources

    Early Childhood Connections

    General Music Today


    Journal of Singing

    Music Perception

    Psychology of Music

    Research Perspectives in Music

    Sing Out!

    South Central Music Bulletin

    Music Education

    Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education

    American Music Teacher

    American String Teacher

    British Journal of Music Education

    Bulletin of Historical Research in Music Education

    Council for Research in Music Education Bulletin

    Dialogue in Instrumental Music Education

    Illinois Music Educator

    International Journal of Music Education

    Journal of Music Teacher Education

    Journal of Research in Music Education

    Music Education Research

    Music Educators Journal

    NATS Bulletin and Journal

    NSOA Bulletin

    Philosophy of Music Education Review

    Research Studies in Music Education

    Southeastern Journal of Music Education

    Teaching Music

    Update: Applications of Research in Music Education

    Use these subject headings to search by general topic in our Library catalog. Copy the subject heading into the search box and use the drop down menu to search by "Subject". There are many more possible subjects than what we have listed here, but these should get you started.

    Children's songs

    Choral conducting


    Ear training

    Folk songs

    Instruction and study


    Music in education

    Music Instruction and study

    Music teachers

    Musical ability

    School music

    Sight reading music

    Sight singing

    Singing games

    Sections in this category: General Resources | Professional Organizations

    General Resources

    "The mission of ArtsEdge is to help artists, teachers and students gain access to and/or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum."

    Gordon Institute for Music Learning
    Music Learning Theory is an explanation of how we learn when we learn music. Official site for Music Learning Theory and the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) contains information about music learning theory, the research of Edwin E. Gordon and others, and publications of the Institute.

    Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
    Jazz presents a history of this distinctly American form of music. There are links to lesson plans and activities for educators.

    Music Education Online Job Book
    Listings of jobs for K-12 and in higher education in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Other States.

    The New York Philharmonic Kidzone
    An interactive site where "users can hear instruments, watch interviews with musicians and follow the orchestra around the world" and learn about composers. Resource center with lesson plans for teachers.

    Suzuki Program at the Hartt School
    Information on the Suzuki method of instruction as taught in The Hartt School's Community Division.

    Professional Organizations

    American Orff -Schulwerk Association
    Presents information about the organization, grants and scholarships, approved teacher-training courses, local chapters, arts education organizations, and links to other related Internet sites.

    Music Teachers National Association
    Information about their organization, conferences, professional resources, etc.

    NAfME: The National Association for Music Education
    NAfME (formerly MENC) provides music educators, students, and musicians with information on and links to education standards, career opportunities, financial aid, state-run festivals, and other resources.

    The New York State School Music Association home page provides information about the organization and a useful guide to related resources on the internet.

    Organization of American Kodály Educators
    Provides information about the organization and its publications, training institutions, employment opportunities, and links to related sites.

    Suzuki Association of the Americas
    Provides information about teacher development programs, scholarships, job listings, conferences, and more.