May 23, 2022

K-12 Music Education Resource Guide Now Available From the Library of Congress

From an “In the Muse” Blog Post by Melissa Capozio Jones:

At this time, while the resources do exist, several educators have expressed that they are unsure of what resources are currently available to them, how to access them, or where to even begin when looking for these materials. With suggestions from educators in the field and collaboration from a number of Library staff, we have compiled a basic resource guide of Library of Congress materials that may supplement online performing arts learning.

The guide contains general resources provided by the Library regarding primary resource use in classroom learning as well as music specific resources shared from the Music Division, the American Folklife Center, and the National Audio Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC). It also includes close to a hundred digital collections accessible on the Library website that focus on or are connected to the performing arts. These collections come from all across the Library and cover a vast range of time periods, topics, and cultures.


Other resources that have been linked on the guide include Library hosted podcasts, hundreds of online concerts and lectures, and online exhibits, all of which can be integrated into virtual lesson plans.

This guide, while in its early stages, will be added to and updated as more materials become available.

Learn More, Direct to Complete Blog Post

Direct to Full Text Guide: K-12 Music Education Resources at the Library of Congress A Bibliographic Guide to Materials and Collections for Educational Instruction
31 pages; PDF.

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