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Music: Journals 

Check to see if we have electronic access to a specific periodical.
Check the online catalog to see if we own a print copy of a periodical.
For hard copies of our journals: Complete title list of Music Journals

If you are looking for a specific article from a periodical, you will need to know:

Name of the Periodical,
Volume and Issue Number,
Page Numbers,
Title of the Article,
Author's Name.


Selected Music Periodicals

Not in the list below? Check the Online Catalog for the Magazine/Journal title.


American Music

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1983-2010.
Description:
"Now in its 25th year, American Music publishes articles on American composers, performers, publishers, institutions, events, and the music industry, as well as book and recording reviews, bibliographies, and discographies." Website

American Music Review

Type of publication: Newsletter
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 2008-current.
Description:
Newsletter of the Institute for Studies in American Music. Website

American Organist

Type of publication: Professional/Trade Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1979-Jan. 2011.
Description:
"The American Organist Magazine (TAO), published monthly by the AGO, is the most widely read journal devoted to organ and choral music in the world. It is the official journal of the American Guild of Organists, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America." Website

American String Teacher

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1971-current.
Description:
"The American String Teacher journal, or AST, is an award-winning quarterly journal published by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and featuring member-contributed content." Website

Billboard

Type of publication: Trade Magazine
Online full text?: Yes. and Archives 1942-2009
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1980-1987; 1988-current.
Description:
"Keeps music and video retailers, radio programmers, and music fans up to date on what the public is buying."Website

The Choral Journal

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1990-current.
Description:
"The editorial purpose of the Choral Journal is, first, to provide ACDA members with practical and scholarly information about choral music and its performance. The second major purpose of the Choral Journal is to provide ACDA members with organizational news about the American Choral Directors Association." Website

Clarinet

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1974-current.
Description:
"Each issue has information ranging from new CDs of note, orchestral analysis, help for teachers, what's going on in the Jazz scene, reports from around the world, and news of clarinet festivals and competitions around the world." Website

Clavier / Clavier Companion

Type of publication: Professional/Trade Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1967-2008; 2009-current.
Description:
"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." Website

Computer Music Journal

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1981-2007.
Description:
"Published continuously since 1977, Computer Music Journal (CMJ) is a quarterly journal that covers a wide range of topics related to digital audio signal processing and electroacoustic music." Website

Down Beat

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1970-current.
Description:
"Over the decades it has instructed, recommended, criticized, praised, condemned, advocated and, in the aggregate, honored the most dynamic American music of the twentieth century." Website

Ethno-Musicology

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1964-current.
Description:
"The SEM journal, Ethnomusicology, is a refereed journal published three times each year by the University of Illinois Press. It features scholarly articles representing theoretical perspectives and research in ethnomusicology and related fields from an international perspective, as well as book, record, and film reviews." Website

Gramophone

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1985-current.
Description:
"Since its first issue in April 1923, Gramophone has grown up alongside the classical record industry. In our pages we have followed the latest technical developments, greeted the greatest talents and watched the repertoire expand to embrace music that our founding editor would not have dreamed possible." Website

Guitar Review

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: Summer 1995-current.
Description:
Website

ITEA Journal

Type of publication: Trade Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 2001-current.
Description:
Website

The Instrumentalist

Type of publication: Trade Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1958-current.
Description:
"Practical information and innovative ideas for band directors." Website

International Trombone Association Journal

Type of publication: Trade Journal
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 2011-present.
Description:
"Published quarterly, ITA Journal is the definitive and only publication of its kind for trombone professionals and enthusiasts" Website

Jazz Education Journal

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 2001-2007.
Description:
Website

Journal of Band Research

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: Winter 1969-current.
Description:
"The premiere scholarly publication in the world devoted to band music, band history, and band methodology." Website

Journal of Music Theory

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 2006-current.
Description:
The Journal of Music Theory fosters conceptual and technical innovations in abstract, systematic musical thought and cultivates the historical study of musical concepts and compositional techniques." Website

Journal of Research in Music Education

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1953-current.
Description:
"The Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME) publishes research reports that enhance knowledge regarding the teaching and learning of music. An essential objective of the JRME is to communicate research results to active researchers as well as to a broad spectrum of other individuals with interest in music education." Website

Journal of the American Musicological Society

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1948-2010.
Description:
"One of the premier journals in the field, the Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS) publishes scholarship from all fields of musical inquiry: from historical musicology, critical theory, music analysis, iconography and organology, to performance practice, aesthetics and hermeneutics, ethnomusicology, gender and sexuality, popular music and cultural studies." Website

Journal of Voice

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1987-current.
Description:
"The Journal contains articles written by experts throughout the world on all topics in voice sciences, voice medicine and surgery, and speech-language pathologists' management of voice-related problems. The Journal includes clinical articles, clinical research, and laboratory research." Website

Just Jazz Guitar

Type of publication: ?
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1994-current.
Description:
"The purpose of the magazine is to provide information on and for the Jazz guitar community in a clear and high quality form. To this aim a team of well known and respected contributors has been pulled together to provide a wealth of information, with interviews, articles, transcriptions, style analyses and instruction." Website

Keyboard

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: April 2002-current.
Description:
"For keyboard musicians of all styles and levels of ability. Teaches how to put more music in your technology." Website

The Mix

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1984-current.
Description:
"Mix covers a wide range of topics including: recording, live sound and production, broadcast production, audio for film and video, and music technology." Website

Modern Drummer

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1985-current.
Description:
"Modern drummer is the world's most widely read drumming magazine." Website

Music & Letters

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1962-2010.
Description:
"Music & Letters is a leading international journal of musical scholarship, publishing articles on topics ranging from antiquity to the present day and embracing musics from classical, popular, and world traditions." Website

Music Educators Journal

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1946-2008.
Description:
"Presents study and teaching methods." Website

Musical Quarterly

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1915-2010.
Description:
"The Musical Quarterly, founded in 1915 by Oscar Sonneck, has long been cited as the premier scholarly musical journal in the United States. The journal focuses on the merging areas in scholarship where much of the challenging new work in the study of music is being produced." Website

Opera

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1964-current.
Description:
"OPERA is the world's leading opera magazine. Each of our monthly issues contains news, letters, features, interviews, reviews of performances from around the world, CDs and books and a diary section giving listings for all major opera-houses along with forthcoming season programmes." Website

Opera News

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1946-current.
Description:
"Contains interviews with prominent singers and conductors, historical background articles, performance reviews worldwide, along with cast lists, photographs, and plot summaries for weekly Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts." Website

Percussive Notes

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly
Online full text?: No
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1982-current.
Description:
"Percussive Notes is the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society. Regular sections are devoted to drumset, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard, symphonic percussion, education, technology, health and wellness, research and reviews." Website

Piano Today

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: May/June 1995-Winter 2009.
Description:
"For pianists with an interest in Classical Music and Jazz, our publication is filled with intriguing things to play: great pieces from all eras and styles, jazz arrangements by today's top artists, inside stories, lessons and playing tips, and a whole section just for beginning level." 

Popular Music and Society

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1998-2006.
Description:
"Articles contained within the pages of this journal cover music of any genre, time period, or geographic location and use any methodology or approach." Website

Rolling Stone

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1981-current.
Description:
"Articles, interviews and reviews covering all aspects of the pop-rock music industry. Includes features on politics, movies and fashion." Website

Saxophone Journal

Type of publication: Trade Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: Nov./Dec. 1997-current.
Description:
"Every other month Saxophone Journal brings you the kind of technical information and news you need to improve your playing. Each issue now contains a saxophone play-along or masterclass compact disc, as well as, regular columns on jazz improvisation, playing techniques, tips on doubling, career management, new publications, writing for saxophones, teaching techniques, saxophone repair, vintage saxophones revisited, the saxophone mouthpiece, reviews of new recordings, coming artist performances, new product announcements, classical repertoire, and more!" Website

Scroll

Type of publication: Trade Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: current and previous year only.
Description:
The voice of the Illinois Unit of the American String Teachers Association. Website

Sound & Vision

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: Feb./March 2001-current.
Description:
"Offers readers reliable information on all types of entertainment electronics, including home theatre, stereo, video, and multimedia." Website

Soundboard

Type of publication: Academic/Scholarly
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1974-current.
Description:
"Articles feature a wide variety of technical and musical columns, new music, and reviews." Website

The Strad

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Magazine
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1971-2007.
Description:
"Offering practical advice on technique, profiles of leading performers, master classes by the great teachers and exploring the craft of the luthier - The Strad is for those who appreciate stringed instruments." Website

Teaching Music

Type of publication: Trade Journal
Online full text?: Yes.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: 1994-2008.
Description:
"Teaching Music magazine offers music educators a forum for the exchange of practical ideas that will help them become more effective teachers. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the magazine includes timely information to interest, inform, and inspire music teachers and those who support their work." Website

Voice of Chorus America

Type of publication: Popular/Special Interest Newsletter
Online full text?: No.
Catalog record
Hard copies owned: fall 1990-current.
Description:
"Chorus America's award-winning quarterly magazine, The Voice, is packed with news, information, announcements, advice, and advertising." Website
 
 



 
 
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