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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Research

    General Resources

    See our books on music education (published 2000-present).
    (Crude search using music education as a keyword. Omits items without those words.) ____________________________________________________________________________

    Music Education at a Crossroads: Realizing the Goal of Music for All
    Edited by Janet R. Barrett; MENC (National Association for Music Education). 2009.
    Allen Library Stacks [MT3 U5 M875] 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 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

    A Philosophy of Music Education: Advancing the Vision
    By Bennett Reimer. Allen Stacks [MT1 R36 2005] 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

    Teaching Kids to Sing
    By Kenneth Phillips. Allen Library Stacks [MT935 P45 T3 2014] 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 New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning
    Edited by Richard Colwell and Carol Richardson. 2002.
    Allen Library Reference [REF MT1 C72 N48] 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

    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.

    M1627 - 1629
    Folk music

    M1990 - 1994
    Children's songs

    ML1200 - 1251
    Orchestral music

    ML1300 - 1351
    Band music

    ML1400 - 1451
    Vocal music

    ML1500 - 1551
    Choral music

    ML1600 - 1651
    Secular music

    Musical ability

    Theory of musical instruction and study

    General music theory

    MT10 - 11
    Teacher's manuals

    Special methods of education:

    Jaques Dalcroze


    Ear training

    MT170 - 801
    Technique books - arranged by instrument

    MT820 - 893
    Singing and voice

    MT898 - 949
    Techniques for children

    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).

    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 (Répertoire International de Littérature 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.

    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.

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

    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

    Early Childhood Connections

    General Music Today

    Illinois Music Educator


    International Journal of Music Education

    Journal of Music Teacher Education

    Journal of Research in Music Education

    Journal of Singing

    Music Education Research

    Music Educators Journal

    Music Perception

    NATS Bulletin and Journal

    NSOA Bulletin

    Philosophy of Music Education Review

    Psychology of Music

    Research Perspectives in Music

    Research Studies in Music Education

    Sing Out!

    South Central Music Bulletin

    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 teachers

    Musical ability

    School music

    Sight reading music

    Sight singing

    Singing games

    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.

    "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.

    Music Education Resource Library
    Searchable database maintained by the Music Education Division of The Hartt School. Contains general music methods books, instrumental methods books, orchestra and band scores, teacher training texts, dissertations, music appreciation texts, and choral music.

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

    Includes information on NAfME (formerly MENC) , state Music Education Associations, the NAfME Career Center, classroom resources, industry contacts, meetings and conferences, and an index by area of interest.

    NAfME: The National Association for Music Education
    NAfME 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 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.

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