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Mark Twain once said that "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." Aside from reading (journals and magazines are important too), joining organizations and developing relationships with like-minded people is a necessary stepping stone for any aspiring student or professional. Seek an advantage by aligning yourself with other professionals in your field of interest. Talk with your teacher about which group would be best for you. Also talk with you teacher about understanding the importance of the following terms: Organization, Conferences, Journal, Discussion Group, and Listserv.

Associations Journals/Website

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

The Choral Journal (publication of ACDA)

MTNA (Music Teachers National Assoc.)

American Music Teacher Journal

American Music Therapy Association

Journal of Music Therapy

American Musicological Society (AMS)

The Journal of the American Musicological Society

University of North Carolina Greensboro Michael Burns

Bassoon Notes

California Music Educators Association

Internet Resources for Music Educators

Classical Singer (Students of Opera)

Classical Singer

College Music Society (CMS)

The College Music Society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Its mission is to promote music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

In Tune Monthly

A classroom magazine for music students. In Tune Monthly encourages student musicians to collaborate, experiment and study all genres of music. It's about music creation, performance, recording, instruments and techonology, and continuing music education.

International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE)

Jazz Educator's Journal

International Clarinet Association (ICA)

International Double Reed Society

The Double Reed

McClosky Institute of Voice

- Enhancement of the Healthy Voice
- Help for the Troubled Voice
- Voice Production and Disorders:
- Where Science Meets Art
MENC (Music Educators) The Music Educators Journal
MEJ offers timely articles on teaching approaches and philosophies, current trends and issues in music education and the latest in products and services. Issued five times yearly.

Teaching Music
TM focuses on practical articles in specific areas. Includes guides on technology, advocacy resources and how-to articles in all specialty areas. Issued five times yearly.

General Music Today
GMT is a respected journal that offers articles to keep you on top of emerging trends, effective lesson ideas, and new

materials for teaching general music at all levels. Issued three times yearly. Online only.

Journal of Research in Music Education
JRME keeps you informed of the latest music education research. Offers a collection of reports that includes thorough analyses of theories and projects by respected music researchers. Issued four times yearly.

UPDATE offers a wealth of practical applications for research findings in general music, choral, instrumental, and special topics in music education. Issued two times yearly. Online only.

Journal of Music Teacher Education
JMTE focuses on topics of interest to professors involved in music teacher training. Brings you information on reform movements, state-mandated curricula, and more. Issued two times yearly. Online only.

CMENC (Collegate Music Educators)

Music Theory Southeast (MTSE)

Music Theory Southeast (MTSE) is a regional society affiliated with the international Society for Music Theory. MTSE's primary goal is to foster the discipline of music theory throughout the region which includes the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

The Journal of Singing provides current information regarding the teaching of singing as well as results of recent research in the field. A refereed journal, it serves as a historical record and is a venue for teachers of singing and other scholars to share the results of their work in areas such as history, diction, voice science, medicine, and especially voice pedagogy.

National Opera Association

The National Opera Association was founded in 1955, under the auspices of the National Music Council. The National Opera Association seeks to promote a greater appreciation of opera and music theatre, to enhance pedagogy and performing activities, and to increase performance opportunities by supporting projects that improve the scope and quality of opera. Members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia participate in a wide array of activities in support of this mission. Publications: < Link >

North American Saxophone Alliance

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Publications: < Link >

The Metropolitan Opera

Opera News

Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE)

The mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to enrich the quality of life of the people of the U.S.A. through music education by promoting the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály.
Kodály Envoy The OAKE Quarterly Journal

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

The Society for Ethnomusicology SEM Publications support the work of ethnomusicologists and the Society itself, and our journal Ethnomusicology is the premier journal in the field. Other SEM publications are designed to support research and teaching, and to keep members aware of news in the field and in the Society. They include lists of current publications, monographs, videos, and this website.
< Link >

The Society for Music Theory (SMT)

  • Music Theory Spectrum, a semiannual journal recognized as one of the foremost journals in the field
  • Music Theory Online (MTO), an electronic journal that takes full advantage of the resources of the World Wide Web
  • the SMT Newsletter, which is sent out to the membership in February and August, and which features important information on national and regional theory conferences.

Support Music

You can make a difference! Music and the arts are vital to every child's education. Is your child's music program in danger of being cut? This site offers effective tips for taking action and the latest evidence of music's importance.

The American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA)

The Orff Echo - The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. We are united by our belief that music and movement – to speak, sing and play; to listen and understand; to move and create – should be an active and joyful experience. < Link >

The American String Teachers Association (ASTA)

The American String Teachers Association - Enricing peoples lives by supporting string and orchestra teaching and playing. < Link >

The College Music Society

The College Music Society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Its mission is to promote music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

Tri-M Students

Tri-M is the international honor society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service. See what we have to offer!
< Link >

International Association for Jazz Education

The mission of the International Association of Jazz Educators is to assure the continued worldwide growth and development of jazz and jazz education.

Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI)

ATMI's Mission is to improve music teaching and learning through the integration of current and emerging technologies into the music learning environment.
Technology Institute for Music Educators
Piano Today

The Instrumentalist
"Instrumentalist Magazine"

The Instrumentalist magazine offers valuable information for school band and orchestra directors and instrumental music teachers each month. Directors will enjoy the practical teaching suggestions, interviews with leading teachers and performers, advice for instructing students on specific instruments, research on trends in music education, and new music reviews to help directors select the best music for their ensembles. Since 1946 school directors have depended on The Instrumentalist for the information they need.

For more information on The Instrumentalist. <Link>

The Instrumentalist
Clavier is written just for teachers and college students of keyboard instruments, chiefly piano and organ. Published 10 times per year, Clavier offers interviews with prominent performers, teachers and composers, the latest teaching methods, tributes to great artists of the past, and reviews of newly published music, educational software, and videos. Issues often include a discussion of a composer followed by an analysis of one or more of his pieces.

For more information on Clavier visit: <Link>

The Instrumentalist
"Flute Talk"
Flute Talk: For over 25 years Flute Talk has brought practical information to flutists on everything from playing tips and performance guides to teaching articles and new music reviews. Special features include an annual list of masterclasses. Flute Talk is written for flute teachers, performers, and advanced high school and college flutists. We offer a special 1/2 price group rate for college students. (Flute Talk is published 10 times per year).

For more information on Flute Talk visit: < Link >

The Instrumentalist
"Claviers Piano Explorer"
Piano Explorer introduces piano students to music history, famous composers, theory, technique, practice tips, and composition with plenty of games and puzzles to keep things fun. At only 40¢ an issue, it also a great bargain!

Click here for more information on Piano Explorer. <Link >

Instrumentalist Magazine directory of associations < Link >

Pianist (publ. in London)

International Piano

Opera News

Classical Singer Magazine

Teaching Music

The Choral Journal
New Forum for the Classical Singer
Jazz Times


Perspectives on New Music oganization: SCI

Saxophone Journal
Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS)

Journal of Musicology

Current Musicology

North Carolina Music Educator

Applications of Research in Music Education - Published by MENC

General Music Today - Published by MENC

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education (published by the University of Illinois)

The Journal of Research in Music Education (publication of MENC)

The Journal of Music Teacher Education (publication of MENC)

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