This is a guide to reference material on music education in the Music Library of the University of the Arts. If you have questions about this guide or about library materials on music education, please contact the UArts Music Librarian.



Music Education: Source Book. [Vols. 1-3.] Chicago/Washington, D.C.: Music Educators National Conference, 2002.
Compendia of a wide variety of readings relevant to the history of elementary and secondary school music in American public education.
REF MT3 .U58M78 v.1-3

Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today. 2nd ed. Edited by Michael Mark. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Modest but unique collection in English, testifying to the centrality of music education within the humanistic traditions of Western civilization. Readings are excerpted from a wide variety of sources, from Aristotle to Dewey. A practical distillate of required readings.
REF MT2 .M37S68 2002

Source Readings in Music History. Revised ed. Edited by Oliver Strunk and Leo Treitler. New York: Norton, 1998.
One of the essential tools of modern music study. Selections originating in various contexts from antiquity to the present, including many excerpts from treatises that reveal the origins of modern theory in pedagogical concerns. The standard anthology known to all musicians.
REF ML160 .S927S6 1998


New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. Edited by Richard Colwell and Carol Richardson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
An attempt to assess the state of the profession from many vantage points. Sixty-one essays reflect the expansion of activities subsumed under the rubric "music education" in the last fifty years. Attention is paid methods of evaluation, curriculum development, philosophy and public policy, learning-styles analysis, cognition studies and neuroscience, and music in general education. Generous bibliographies.
REF MT1 .N48 2002

The Eclectic Curriculum in American Music Education. 2nd ed. Edited by Polly Carder. Reston, VA.: Music Educators National Conference, 1990.
Although monograph-length studies exist, the literature offers little in the way of critical reference material on the legacies of Dalcroze, Kod‡ly, and Orff in North American curricula. For the moment the lacuna must be bridged by the essays here.
REF MT3 .U5E3 1990

Campbell, Patricia Shehan. Songs in Their Heads: Music and its Meaning in Children's lives. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Borrows from ethnographic methodology and includes transcripts from numerous interviews with children in various school settings. Profound lessons lurk there, but the authors' analyses are also inspired. A wellspring of ideas.
REF MT1 .C22S6 1998

Music Therapy Research. 2nd ed. Ed. Barbara Wheeler. Gilsum, N.H.: Barcelona, 2005.
Systematic and weighted toward quantitative methods of investigation and analysis. Primarily directed toward clinical music therapists and academicians, there are nonetheless literature reviews and methodological surveys of great potential interest to those interested in the social constructions of musical meaning.
REF ML3920 .M885 2005

Schafer, R. Murray. The Thinking Ear. Toronto: Arcana, 1986.
Collects under one title the music education writings of a creative and challenging voice in the field. The essays and aphorisms never prescribe a philosophy of pedagogy--that would violate one of the maxims advanced in the author's much admired Rhinoceros in the Classroom--but suggest a wealth of innovative approaches through metaphor and example. At once brilliant and practical.
REF M1 .S3T4 1986

Upitis, Rena. This Too Is Music; and Can I Play You My Song? Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1990 and 1992.
The extraordinary field notes of a music teacher of tireless reflective gifts. Her program is simply to wean children away from mimicry and entice them with the rewards of improvisation and composition--and using communicative methods of their own devising.
REF MT1 .U65 1990 and MT742 .U65 1992

Why and How to Teach Music Composition: A New Horizon for Music Education. Edited by Maud Hickey. Reston, Va.: The National Association for Music Education, 2003.
Eleven contributions on the teaching of music composition to children.
REF MT1 .w59 2003


Benchmarks in Action: A Guide to Standards-Based Assessment in Music. Ed. Carolynn Lindeman. Reston, Va.: National Association for Music Education, 2003.
Achievement standards and assessment tasks along with the strategies for designing and reaching them. Includes bibliography.
REF MT3 .U58B26 2003

Koch, Karen, et al. What did Students Learn? And How do we Know? New York: Carnegie Hall Education Department, 1999.
Presents worksheet exercise and evaluative documents employed in the New York City Program LiahUP (1990s). A tool for clarifying the rationales and goals of classroom assessment projects.
REF MT3 .U58K64 1999

Performance Standards for Music. Reston, Va.: The National Association for Music Education, 1996.
Following on the National Standards for Arts Education (1994), examines the roles and assumptions underlying the concepts of achievement standards for school music programs K-12.
REF MT3 .U58P46 1996


Phelps, Roger [et al.]. A Guide to Research in Music Education. 5th ed. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
A survey of qualitative, quantitative, philosophical and historical approaches to research in the field.
REF MT1 .P541G8 2005

Rudolph, Thomas [et al.]. Technology Strategies for Music Education. 2nd ed. Edited by Floyd Richmond. Wyncote, Pa.: Technology Institute for Music Educators, 2005.
Standards for implementation of technology and evaluation of results in music teaching K-12.
REF MT1 .R846T4 2005


International Directory of Music and Music Education Institutions. 3rd ed. Edited by Graham Bartle. Nedlands, Western Australia: CIRCME, 2000.
Educational objectives and expected qualifications for all types of post-secondary schools of music in 157 countries, including certificate and non-degree-granting institutions.
REF ML12 .I57 2000

Jazz Education Guide: Directory of Jazz Education Programs Worldwide Annual. Silver Spring, Md.: JazzTimes, 2000-
Contact information for programs of all sizes and orientations--including international listings--if you can find them amidst all the hyperbolic advertising.
REF ML12 .J289 2001-02

The Music & Entertainment Internship Guide. 8th ed. [S.I.]: Entertainment Media Consultants, 2000.
Directory to arts councils and festivals, recording companies and studios, music publishers, and other agencies that offer apprentice training.
REF ML13 .M87 2000

Musician's Resource. Edited by Gwendolyn Freed. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1997.
Workshops, masterclasses, and residence programs. Intended for musicians and educators seeking to develop new skills or expand their expertise into new areas.
REF ML13 .F74M8 1997


Duckles, Vincent and Ida Reed. Music Reference and Research Materials: An Annotated Bibliography. 5th ed. New York: Schirmer, 1997.
The most comprehensive bibliography of music reference sources in English. The first stop for identifying, among other things, repertory lists, song indexes, practical dictionaries, and teaching tools. Large, but basic.
REF ML113 .D846M8 1997

Kantorski, Vincent. A Bibliography of Source Readings in Music Education. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park, 1997.
Not source readings as the phrase is usually meant (see Mark and Strunk above), but rather a selective bibliography of secondary materials. All the same an ambitious project that reaches beyond its title in situating the goals of music pedagogy within the more general framework of arts education philosophy.
REF ML128 .I64K3 1997

Heller, George. Historical Research in Music Education: A Bibliography. 3rd ed. Lawrence: University of Kansas Division of Music Education and Music Therapy, 1995.
Almost exclusively concerned with the methods and history of school music pedagogy in the United States, despite the general title. Arranged by geographical region.
REF ML128 .I64H4 1995

Davis, Deta. Computer Applications in Music: A Bibliography. Madison: A-R Editions, 1988-92.
Though current now only to 1990, covers the development of automated and computer-assisted music instruction, as well as that of synthesizers, drum machines, controllers, and other applications in educational settings.
REF ML128 .C62D4 1988 and Suppl.

Kuzmich, John. An Annotated Survey of Teaching Materials for Jazz Improvisation. 2nd ed. Manhattan, Kan.: International Association of Jazz Educators, 1996.
Brief annotations for pedagogical materials in printed, recorded sound, video and interactive formats.
REF ML128 .J42K9 1996

Havlice, Patricia. Popular Song Index. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1975-89. 4 vols.
Together the volumes record the song titles in more than 700 printed score anthologies, including many childrenÕs song collections. Useful therefore in locating supplementary classroom materials. At present the best resource for this purpose.
REF ML128 .S3H3 and Suppl. 1-4

Jarnow, Jill. All Ears: How to Choose and Use Recorded Music for Children. New York: Viking, 1991.
Begins with laudable premises regarding the establishment of listening habits and strategies. Recordings are recommended for general developmental, rather than musical, reasons; but there are few resources with this level of detailed commentary.
REF ML156.4 C5J27 1991


The Instrumentalist Anthology Series. Evanston, III.: The Instrumentalist Co., 1991-95. 6 vols.
Reprints selected articles on all aspects of instrumental technique, maintenance, musicianship, and teaching. Separate volumes for woodwinds, brass, percussion, and ensemble conducting.
REF MT170 A5 v.1-6

The Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought. Edited by Alan Bullock and Stephen Trombly. New York: Norton, 1999.
Brief entries covering, among much else, psychological terms, movements in social and cultural theory, and similar matters bearing on education functions in contemporary society: 'mind-body problem', 'feminism', 'family values', 'creationism', 'modernism'.........
REF B804 N67 1999

A Companion to American Thought. Edited by R.W. Fox and James Kloppenberg. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.
In addition to terminology of particular American interest (individualism, pragmatism), includes also proper-name articles, unlike the Norton volume (above). Thus summaries--albeit of uneven length and utility--of the educational ideology of, for instance, William James, John Dewey, W.O. Quine, B.F. Skinner, Noam Chomsky.
REF E169.1 .C6 1995

Ornstein, Allan and Francis Hunleins. Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues. Boston: Pearson and AB, 2004.
The historical and theoretical underpinnings of curriculum theory, development, and implementation.
REF LB2806 .076 2004

Teaching Music with a Multicultural Approach. Edited by William Anderson. 4 videocassette tapes, with accompanying essays. Reston, Va.: Music Educators National Conference, 1991.
The byproduct of a symposium cosponsored by the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Smithsonian Institution, with participants from various subcultures. Sessions were led by eminent scholars, largely responsible for the accompanying text, in dialogue with music educators. One VHS tape each documenting American Indian, African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American musics.
Video MT3 .U5T4 1991 (Music Circ. Desk)


Of a large array of adjudicated periodicals in many languages, several in English are of primary interest:

American Music Teacher.
Bimonthly. Cincinnati: Music TeachersÕ National Association, 1951-
ML1 .A52

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. Quarterly. Urbana: The Council, 1964-
ML1 .C95

Music Educators Journal. Monthly. Reston, Va.: Music Educators National Conference, 1934-
ML1 .M657

Music K-8. Bimonthly. Wauwatusa, Wis.: Plank Road, 1990-
ML1 .M692

Philosophy of Music Education Review. Semiannual. Bloomington: Indiana University School of Music, 1993-
ML1 .P55

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