University of Hartford Libraries

Music Education Subject Guide


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]

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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


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

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]

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

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

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

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

Call Numbers

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


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 (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.


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

Subject Headings

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


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.

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