Teaching Resources for All Areas of Music

General Resources in Teaching Music

Worldwide Internet Music Resources (William and Gayle Cook Music Library,Indiana University School of Music).
Links to a broad set of online resources for music educators, including such areas as individual musicians and groups in all genres, composers and composition, sites related to performance, and the commercial world of music.

The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.
Provides  a wide variety of materials, research reports, and articles on all aspects of teaching music. Although the focus is on UK teaching, the resources may be of interest to music educators in the U.S. as well.

British Library Releases 23,700 Rare Audio Tracks Online.
Announces and categorizes these audio tracks and links to them at http://sounds.bl.uk.

Golden Pages for Musicologists (Royal Holloway University of London).
Hundreds of links to sites of possible interest to music educators, ranging from online music text collections to music centers worldwide focused on specific areas of music.

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Music Education Societies/Associations

National Association for Music Education (NAFME).
Offers resources for music educators at all levels of teaching from preschool to graduate school, including free online publications and a higher education/administration/research strand. Publishes six periodicals on different aspects of music education:
Music Educators Journal
Teaching Music
Journal of Research in Music Education
General Music Today
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education
Journal of Music Teacher Education (available online at http://jmt.sagepub.com/).
See http://musiced.nafme.org/resources/periodicals/ for descriptions of each and links. Most are available free to MENC members or by subscription.
NAFME homepage is at http://musiced.nafme.org/

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
This association is dedicated to supporting the professionalism of music teachers at all levels and advancing the value of music study. Publishes American Music Teacher (see below under Journals in Music Education).

Michigan Music Teachers Association is a state affiliate of MTNA.

Michigan Music Educators Association.
This group is dedicated to advancing the quality of music education in Michigan at all levels. Their website provides links to national and state music organizations and current conferences.

College Music Society (CMS).
Promotes music teaching and learning in higher education in all disciplines of music. Members have access to a broad range of resources both online and in print for teaching and professional development, including College Music Symposium (see below under Journals in Music Education).

International Society for Music Education (ISME).
An international forum for music educators at all levels; promotes music education worldwide. Provides a journal (see below), publications, conferences, and seminars.

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Journals in Music Education

College Music Symposium (journal of the College Music Society).
Dedicated to disseminating information and ideas on music in higher education. Current and archived issues are available for a fee.

American Music Teacher (official journal of MTNA).
Articles by a broad spectrum of music teachers. Article of the Year archives and Bonus Bytes available online. Full issues require subscription.

Contributions to Music Education (Ohio Music Education Association).
A refereed journal publishing articles on research into educational practice in the teaching of music. Abstracts of all issues available through a searchable database. Subscription required for the publication.

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, CRME, (University of Illinois School of Music).
The Bulletin contains current research and reviews of interest to the international music education profession. Abstracts of current issue are online; abstract archives available through a searchable database. Subscription required.

Philosophy of Music Education Review (Project MUSE).
An online journal publishing philosophical research in music education worldwide. Full text articles available online.

Research Studies in Music Education (a journal of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research).
A peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on music and music education. Subscription required.

British Journal of Music Education.
Publishes current research in music education worldwide and extended book reviews. Free issue or article; subscription required.

International Journal of Music Education (official journal of ISME).
Publishes scholarly research and innovative practices in teaching and learning. Subscription required but online access to individual articles can be purchased. One free sample issue available online.

International Journal of Education and the Arts.
Peer reviewed online journal covering aesthetics and arts education, including music education. Articles are freely available as PDFs.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Periodicals: Music (Professional and Organizational Development Center, POD).
An annotated list of nine journals related to music education, both international and national, ranging from music theory pedagogy to singing and research applications.

See also the National Association for Music Education (NAFME) listed above for links to the association’s music education journals.

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Syllabi and Resources in Music Education

MERLOT, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.
This site offers almost 300 online items useful for music education, including topics such as performance, music technology, composition, and music appreciation.

Lester I. Levy Collection of Sheet Music at Johns Hopkins University.
Over 29,000 pieces of American popular music spanning the years 1780 to 1980 are available online arranged in 38 topical categories in a searchable database. A PDF of each piece can be downloaded free of charge.

The Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings (UCLA Library).
Largest repository of Mexican and Mexican-American recordings in existence.  This is a digitized collection of approximately 30,000 recordings from 78 rpm phonograph recordings that continues to grow as an additional 20,000 performances from 45 rpm recordings are  added.  Has searchable database.
Australian Music Centre.
A comprehensive website with open information on the genres of Australian music, a timeline, themes & influences, and overviews by instrument.  Has teacher resources, a lending library (membership required), and much more.

Also, specific composers may have websites online. For example, see the Mozart index site at http://www.mhric.org/mozart/index2.html or The Mozart Project at http://www.mozartproject.org/ or the J.S. Bach Homepage at http://www.jsbach.org/.

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Technology in Music Education

Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI).
ATMI seeks to improve music teaching and learning through the use of technology. Provides a forum for scholarly presentation of pedagogical and technical information for music teachers in higher education. Offers a national conference, a discussion forum, a listserv open to both members and nonmembers, and other resources in music education.

TDML ejournal, Technological Directions in Music Learning (David Sebald, Institute for Music Research, U. of Texas, San Antonio).
A free online peer reviewed journal focusing on the application of current technologies to all facets of music learning. Contains articles and conference proceedings in a searchable database. Subscribers receive email notification of new additions.

Music Teacher Training: High Tech, Low Budget,” Marc R. Dickey (California State University, Fullerton).
This article presents strategies for training music educators K-12 to use computers in teaching when available music laboratory equipment in the college or university is limited. Also addresses the question of what skills, knowledge, and understandings preservice and inservice music teachers need in order to use computers effectively when their school’s computer music facilities are equally limited.

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Accreditation in Music Education

National Association of Schools of Music.
The national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines. Site provides accreditation materials online such as the current standards and guidelines handbook, assessment procedures and policies, forms, and other necessary assessment information.

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