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Music Education

These sources are a great place to start your research. You'll find information about the people, places, events and concepts that have shaped music education.

Get Started: Suggested Resources

You can find more resources in the tabs menu, but below is a short list of some of the top go-to resources for this course.

Recommended Article Databases

Recommended Music Indexes and Bibliographies

Recommended Audio Subscriptions

Recommended Video Subscriptions

Recommended Videos, DVDs & Music

Recommended Journals

Quick Reference Guides for the NC Standard Course of Study

The Reference Guides contain the standards and objectives for all of the Common Core State Standards, North Carolina Essential Standards, and North Carolina Extended Content Standards. Click on the link below to view the PDF for each grade level.

Grade K                  Grade 1                   

Grade 2                   Grade 3                    

Grade 4                    Grade 5

Grade 6                    Grade 7

Grade 8

Click on these links to view support tools for the North Carolina Arts Education : Standard Course of Study

K-8 North Carolina Essential Standards: Music

9-12 North Carolina Essential Standards: Music

Graphic Organizers: NC Arts Education Essential Standards

Arts Education Essential Standards Crosswalk: Music 

K-12 Music: Unpacked Content

Search for Books

Use the search box below to look for books, videos, journals, and other items held in Randall Library's collections. Note that this search can't be used to find journal articles--for that you'll need to either use a database or go to the library's main search at

Search by:

While searching for music items in the stacks on the second floor, keep this in mind:

     M = the music itself (i.e. scores, printed music, recordings)
     ML = books about music history and literature
     MT = books about music theory, music education, and instruction and study (including many method books)

Click below to view a list of common call numbers for each category.

Literature on Music

Instruction and Study of Music

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