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Music Education Guide: Home

Basic Reference Tools



  • Arneson, Arne J. The Music Educators Journal: Cumulative Index 1914-1987. Ref. ML 1 .M234 Suppl.
  • Bartle, Barton K. Computer Software in Music and Music Education: A Guide. Ref. ML 128 .C62 B36
  • Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. (R. Colwell, ed.) Ref. MT 1 .H138 1992
  • Harris, Ernest E. Music Education: A Guide to Information Sources. Ref. ML 19 .H37
  • Rossman, R. Louis. The Business of Administration and Supervision in Music: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. Ref. MT 3 .U5 R68 1989
  • The School Music Program: Description and Standards. 2nd ed. (MENC) Ref. MT 3 .U5 M93 1986


  • Boyle, J. D., and R. E. Radocy. Measurement and Evaluation of Musical Experiences. Stacks ML 3838 .B697 1987
  • Lehman, Paul R. Tests and Measurements in Music. Stacks ML 3838.L43
  • Wing, Herbert. Tests of Musical Ability and Appreciation, 2nd ed. Ref. ML 3830 .W55 1968


  • Phelps, Roger P., et. al. A Guide to Research in Music Education, 4th ed. Stacks MT 1 .P5 1986
  • Rainbow, E. L., and H. C. Froehlich. Research in Music Education: An Introduction to Systematic Inquiry. Stacks MT 1 .R26 1987

Browsing the Music Library's Collection

Because printed music and books are classified--i.e., grouped with similar items on the shelves--browsing can be an effective method for finding material. Look on the shelves under the following numbers.

  • 73.9-73.99 = Songs for children; school music
  • ML 3830-ML 3838 = Psychology of music
  • MT 1-MT 3 = General music education
  • MT 898-MT 949 = Techniques for working with children

Finding Printed Music and Recordings of Particular Compositions

FINDING INFORMATION about music education.


Do a SUBJECT search in WNCLN's Library Catalog ( using phrase "Music Instruction and study". Other useful phrases for SUBJECT searches:

  • Kindergarten Music
  • Music therapy
  • Music in education
  • Music teachers
  • Musical ability
  • Music Psychology
  • School music supervision

Journals and Web Sites

JOURNALS (most are indexed in Music Index or ERIC)

    • American Music Teacher
    • Council for Research in Music Education. Bulletin
    • Electronic Music Educator
    • Journal of Research in Music Education
    • Music Educators Journal
    • The Quarterly: Journal of Music Teaching and Learning


          Online Tools for Research

          Subject Guide

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          Gary Boye
          Erneston Music Library

          Appalachian State University
          Subjects: Music