Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

Editor: Janet R. Barrett


Current Volume: 237-240 (2023-2024)
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. 


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