Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

Editor: Janet R. Barrett


Current Volume: 2020-2021
Issued quarterly (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring)
ISSN: 0010-9894
eISSN: 2162-7223


The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education provides a forum where contemporary research is made accessible to all with interest in music education. The Bulletin contains current research, and reviews of interest to the international music education profession.

Dr. Janet R. Barrett is editor and works with an advisory committee of music education's most prestigious researchers. The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education provides an outlet for scholarly publication and is one of music education's leading publications.

Outstanding Dissertation Award: Call for Nominations

The Council for Research in Music Education announces the reinstatement of the Outstanding Dissertation Award (ODA), which recognizes excellence in research by doctoral students. Learn more at: https://bcrme.press.uillinois.edu/ODA/


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Janet R. Barrett, Editor


Joseph Abramo

University of Connecticut

Randall Allsup

Teachers College ColumbiaUniversity

Mark R. Campbell

SUNY Potsdam

Kenneth Elpus

University of Maryland, CollegePark

Juliet Hess

Michigan State University

Maud Hickey

Northwestern University

Roger Mantie

Arizona State University

Koji Matsunobu

The Education University ofHong Kong

Peter Miksza

Indiana University

Mark Montemayor

University of Northern Colorado

David E. Myers

University of Minnesota

Alison M. Reynolds

Temple University

Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Indiana University

David Rickels

University of Colorado atBoulder

Kathryn Roulston

University of Georgia

Patrick Schmidt

University of Western Ontario<

Bridget Sweet

University of Illinois at


Brent C. Talbot

Gettysburg College

David Teachout

University of North Carolina

at Greensboro

Matthew Thibeault

The Education University

of Hong Kong

Jackie Wiggins

Oakland University

Paul G. Woodford

University of Western Ontario

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