Guide to Research for the Choral Conducting Studio

Call numbers for conducting scholarship

  • ML402: History and Criticism, Biography, Conductors
    • This section includes compilation biographies grouped by subject, e.g. band leaders, conductors of the 21st century, African-American conductors
  • ML422: History and Criticism, Biography, Conductors, A-Z
    • This section includes biographies of individual conductors)
  • ML457: History and Criticism, Interpretation - Performance Practice
  • ML459-ML1351: Instruments and Instrumental Music
    • ML458: History and Criticism, Conducting
    • ML1270:  History and Criticism, Band Music
    • ML1300-ML1306: History and Criticism, Special  Periods
      • This section includes writings on band music by time period, including early to 1800, 1800-1900, and 1900-present
    • ML1310-ML1351: History and Criticism, Band Music by Region or Country​
      • This section also includes histories of specific types of ensembles, e.g. marching band, military band, etc.
  • MT85: Conducting, Score Reading and Playing (includes instruction and study)
  • MT125: Analysis and appreciation of musical works, Orchestral Music

Find conducting-specific scholarship online and in print through the Music Library

Want an overview of conducting-related publications and lists of repertoire? 

Make sure to check out these specific titles:


Interested in browsing conducting-specific journals? Explore a selection of our choral-related periodicals (current periodicals are just past the circulation desk in the rack on the wall, and older issues of print periodicals are located to your right when you first enter the Music Library):

American Choral Review

  • Available online through Music Periodicals Database and in print at the Music Library


The Choral Journal

  • Available online through several different Libraries databases and in print at the Music Library


Journal of the Conductors' Guild

  • Available in print at the Music Library


Journal of Research in Music Education

  • Available online through several different Libraries databases and in print at the Music Library


Music Educators Journal

  • Available online through several different Libraries databases and in print at the Music Library


Journal of Singing: The Official Journal of the National Association of Teachers of Singing

  • Available online through several different Libraries databases and in print at the Music Library
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