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Music Education: Useful search terms

This guide covers basic sources useful to music education students.

Useful LC Subject Headings (Descriptors) and other useful keyword terminology

Butler Libraries use: Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings/Descriptors:

Here are some useful search terms and combinations:
(LC Subject Headings are in BOLD!)

(No need to capitalize when doing online searching)

RED = important people and concepts for your assignment!

Accreditation (Education)

Accreditation -- Law and legislation

Active learning

Arts -- Study and teaching -- Standards -- United States

Block scheduling (Education)

block scheduling and music

block scheduling and school*

Charter schools

Child development -- Bibliography

Children's songs

Classroom management

Cognition disorders in children

Cognition in adolescence

Cognition in children

Cognitive learning

Cognitive styles


Early childhood education


Education -- Standards

Education, Primary

Education, Secondary--United States

Educational surveys

Effective teaching

Experiential learning

Feierabend, John Martin

Formal discipline

Gordon, Edwin, 1927-

Inclusive education

instruction and study


Jaques-Dalcroze, Emile, 1865-1950

Kodaly, Zoltan,1882-1967

Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958


Learning disabilities

Magnet schools -- United States

Mainstreaming in education

Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program

Mason, Lowell, 1792-1872.

Middle school teaching

Middle schools

Movement, Psychology of

Multiple intelligences

multiple intelligences and music

Music and technology

Music appreciation

music education

Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism

Music in education -- History

Music in physical education

Music -- Instruction and study -- Juvenile

Music -- Instruction and study -- Standards -- United States

Music - Instruction and study - United States - History

Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics

Music teachers  -- Rating of - United States

Music -- To 500 -- History and criticism

Music -- United States -- History and criticism

non performance

Orff, Carl, 1895-1982

Private schools

Public schools

Schedules, School

School music - Instruction and study

School music -- Public relations

School music supervision

School year--United States

schools and performance

Singing schools

Student teachers -- Supervision of

Student teaching

students and inclusion and music

study and teaching

teacher licensure & evaluation (RISE, TAP)

Tanglewood Symposium (1967 : Berkshire Music Center)


technology and public schools

Year-round schools

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