Music Education

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Kate S. Linton
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Wilson Music Library Office #2134B
(615) 343-1852

Welcome!

Welcome to the library subject guide for Music Education. This library guide was created to assist in your searching and locating music education and education materials (journals, books, recommended databases, etc.) that will assist you in your assignments, understanding, and continued study in the field of music education. 

How to locate materials?

The Wilson Music Library and the Peabody Library holds resources on music education, preK-12 education, child psychology, and more. Below we will look at ways to browse and search the library catalog by call number and subject headings. 

Call number sections for browsing

The Wilson Music Library is organized by the Library of Congress call number classification system. The series of letters and numbers asks as an address to a specific book or score and is arranged by subject. You can locate music materials by, M (Music), ML (Literature on Music), and MT (Musical Instruction and Study). 


Call number sections for browsing: 

  • M1990-1994 - Curricular materials (school song books and recordings)
  • ML83 - Children and music
  • ML3830 - Psychology of Music
  • ML3838 - Musical ability testing
  • MT1 - Theory of musical instruction and study
  • MT10 - Teacher's manuals
  • MT85 - Conducting
  • MT85 - Choral conducting
  • MT155 - Theory for Children
  • MT733 - Band Methods
  • MT742 - Methods for Children
  • MT810 - Instrumental & Rhythm
  • MT875 - Choral Methods
  • MT920-MT925 - Kindergarten. Methods and exercises
  • MT930 - Elementary schools
  • MT935 - Vocal methods for children

Subject headings

Conducting an "advanced search" by Library of Congress subject heading is a tip to help you find related material classified and identified under a linked subject area in the online catalog. Here's a list of subject headings that may be helpful: 

  • MUSIC IN EDUCATION
  • MUSIC--INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • MUSIC--INSTRUCTION AND STUDY--JUVENILE
  • CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
  • SCHOOL MUSIC
  • SCHOOL MUSIC--INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT
  • CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
  • BANDS (MUSIC) -- METHODS
  • BANDS (MUSIC) -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • "INSTRUMENT NAME" -- METHODS -- JUVENILE
  • CHOIR MUSIC -- INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • CHORAL SINGING -- JUVENILE

Advanced Search 

  1. Click on "Advanced Search" in the bottom right hand corner of the library search bar. 
  2. Change search filter to "subject" and enter your subject heading in the search term box. For the example below, I used "Music--Instruction and study" and limited by books. This search will show results containing that specific subject heading. 

advanced search example