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MUS 135 - Intro to Music Education

This guide aims to provide resources supporting the Intro to Music Education class and assignments.

Introduction to Finding Articles

We have collected resources and provide tips on this page to get you to the most helpful resources on topics related to music education. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to make this page more useful. 

List of Music Education Journals

NAfME Journals / Magazines

NAfME publishes six periodicals, three print (two of which are available online also) and three online only. NAfME members can view back issues of all NAfME periodicals in their entirety at no charge, except Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME). Back issues of JRME are available to subscribers. Visit the links below to login with your membership information.


Music Educators Journal

Currently published quarterly in print and digital versions. As of March 2016, the issues will be digital only. (Print edition will be available for an additional $20 subscription fee; please contact or 1-800-336-3768.) Members will receive an e-mail with a link to a page where they can log in, using their e-mail and NAfME member number, to access digital issues.

Questions? Contact Ella Wilcox


Teaching Music Magazine

Published four times per year, automatically mailed to all NAfME members (Digital edition available).

Questions? Contact Ella Wilcox


  • Institutions-All institutional subscription orders worldwide for Teaching Music should contact:
Phone 1-800-633-4931 or 205-995-1577 (outside the US and Canada)
Fax 205-995-1588



Journal of Research in Music Education

Published quarterly; available to NAfME members for an additional subscription fee (Digital edition available with subscription).


General Music Today

Published online only three times per year, available free to members.


UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education

Published online only twice a year, available free to members.


Journal of Music Teacher Education

Published online only twice a year, available free to members.

Most Useful Databases

Other Useful Databases

Don't stop with the above tools. These three databases also feature a significant amount of music literature.

Music Education Sources Recommended by Professor


Music Education Resources

Music Educator Journal:

Published quarterly, Music Educators Journal offers peer-reviewed scholarly and practical articles on music teaching approaches and philosophies, instructional techniques, current trends and issues in music education in schools and communities and the latest in products and services.

 General Music Today

General Music Today is an peer-reviewed online journal that publishes articles that describe successful practices, share teaching strategies and/or materials, suggest new ideas, or analyze issues of concern to general music education professionals teaching at levels from early childhood through high school.

Update: Applications of Research in Music Education

Update, a peer-reviewed online-only journal brings research in music teaching and learning close to everyday practice to help teachers apply research in their music classrooms and rehearsal halls. The journal presents reviews of the literature and findings of individual studies without research terminology or jargon.

See also links to JSTOR and Google Scholar on this page.