Music Education and Pedagogy

This guide is comprised of resources that relate to the study of Music Education and Pedagogy. Please direct all inquiries to


PsycARTICLES (2001)


CAIRSS – Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System

Locate article citations in research literature in music education and psychology, and music therapy and medicine; compiled by the institute for Music Research. Coverage: years vary

CPANDA: Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive

Browse data sets by subject; also selective indexing of articles; this is an interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the U.S.

K-12 Resources for Music Educators

For practitioners, compiled by Cynthia M. Shirk,a vast collection of links.

Music Education Resource Links (MERL)

Curriculum emphasis (national content standards for Music Education in the U.S.) is featured first, then followed by a number of nicely organized sets of links useful to the K-12 educator. Compiled by Carla Piper, University of the Pacific.

Music Education Search System (MESS)

This site guides you to 3 areas: article indexing of 18 selected US journals in music education including 2 from the southeast (not covered by the Music Index or RILM), the Poland Cady Abstracts which project attempted to identify all significant writings on music education pre-1965, and, a link to English language indexing and abstracting for the Boletin De Investigacio Educativo Musical, one of the most important journals in the field from Latin America.

Music Education and Music Pedagogy

Limited links to diverse resources; compiled by the Music Library, Indiana University.

Teaching Africa Library of the African Studies Center of Boston University

This collection and its specialist staff support educators with curriculum guides, videos, kits, books and more. Materials are variously appropriate for audience levels ranging from pre-K through adult. An excellent resource, multi-disciplinary in coverage, for both University affiliates and professionals in the greater Boston area.