Open access versions of my work available through UF Digital Collections and IDEALS.

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I can often share copies of research, including in press publications—please email.

I split my publications below into two categories: research (generally peer-reviewed) and practitioner pieces (columns, etc.).


Thibeault, M. D. (in press). Dewey’s Musical Allergy and the Philosophy of Music Education. Journal of Research in Music Education.

Thibeault, M. D., & Matsunobu, K. (in press). Learning from Japanese Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. In J. Waldron, K. K. Veblen, & S. Horsley (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Thibeault, M. D. (2018). Learning with Sound Recordings: A History of Suzuki’s Mediated Pedagogy. Journal of Research in Music Education, 66(1), 6–30.

Thibeault, M. D. (2017). Sound Studies and Music Education. The Journal of Aesthetic Education, 51(1), 69–83. [Open access version at UF Repository here]

Thibeault, M. D. (2016). Understanding sheet music as a medium to expand pedagogic practice. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 9(2), 209–222. [Open access version at UF Repository here]

Thibeault, M. D. (2015). Music education for all through participatory ensembles. Music Educators Journal, 102(2), 54–61. [Open access version at UF Repository here]

Ruthmann, S.A., Tobias, E. S., Randles, C., & Thibeault, M. D. (2015). Is it the technology? Challenging technological determinism in music education. In C. Randles (Ed.), Music education: Navigating the future (pp. 122–138). New York, NY: Routledge. [Amazon and my section is derived from this publicly available paper.]

Thibeault, M. D. (2014). The arts, efficiency, and education: Celebrating the work of Elliot Eisner. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 15(SI1.10), 1–10.

Thibeault, M. D. (2014). Algorithms and the future of music education: A response to Shuler. Arts Education Policy Review, 115(1), 19–25. doi:10.1080/10632913.2014.847355 [Open access through UF repository or through  the paywall final version at AEPR.]

Thibeault, M. D. (2013). The shifting locus of musical experience from performance to recording to data: Some implications for music education. Music Education Research International, 6, 38–55. This article is also available from the UF Repository here:

Thibeault, M. D. (2012). Music education in the postperformance world. In G. McPherson & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of music education. Volume 2 (pp. 517–529). New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Amazon link]

Thibeault, M. D. (2012). Ubiquitous music learning in a postperformance world. In C. Benedict & P. K. Schmidt (Eds.), The place of music in the 21st century: a global view (pp. 196–215). New York: National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, Teachers College Press.

Smith, B. D., Thibeault, M. D., & Jaworski, N. (2012). Developing games that can create real heroes on real guitars: Using acoustic musical instruments and the human voice as controllers. In Martin, Crystle, Ochsner, Amanda, & Squire, Kurt (Eds.), Proceedings GLS 8.0: Games + learning + society conference (pp. 269–274). Pittsburgh, PA: Entertainment Technology Center Press. Retrieved from

Thibeault, M. D. (2012). From compliance to creative rights in music education: Rethinking intellectual property in the age of new media. Music Education Research, 14(1), 103–117. doi:10.1080/14613808.2012.657165 [Free open access post-print version available, or view on the MER site behind a paywall.]

Thibeault, M. D. (2010). General music as a cure for the high-stakes concert. General Music Today, 23(3), 27-35. doi:10.1177/1048371309359614

Thibeault, M.D. (2009). The Violin and the Fiddle: Narratives of music and musician in a high school setting. In C. Abril & J. L. Kerchner (Eds.), Musical Experience in Our Lives: Things we learn and meanings we make (pp. 255-274). Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Thibeault, M. D., & Eisner, E. W. (2009). Elliot Eisner and music education: Eight big ideas about music education. In L. K. Thompson & M. R. Campbell (Eds.), Research perspectives: thought and practice in music education, Advances in Music Education Research (pp. 1-8). Charlotte  N.C.: Information Age Pub. [Link to Google Books version, where it can be viewed.]

Klemp, N., McDermott, R., Raley, J., Thibeault, M.D., Powell, K., & Levitin, D. (2008). Plans, takes, and mis-takes. Outlines: Critical Social Studies, (1), 4–21.

Thibeault, M. D. Music making lives: Score and setting in the musical experiences of high school students. Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, United States, CA. Dissertations & Theses: Full Text. (Publication No. AAT 3282032). [ProQuest link.]

Atkin, M. J., Coffey, J., Moorthy, S., Sato, M., & Thibeault, M.D. (2005). Designing everyday assessment in the science classroom. New York: Teachers College Press. [Amazon link.]

Coffey, J. E., Sato, M., & Thibeault, M.D. (2005). Classroom assessment up close – and personal. Teacher Development, 9(2), 169-184.

Austin, J. L., Lee, M. L., Thibeault, M.D., Carr, J. E., & Bailey, J. S. (2002). Effects of guided notes on university students’ responding and recall of information. Journal of Behavioral Education, 11(4), 243-254.

Thibeault, M.D. (2001). Dancing music: Music and movement in a sculpture class. American Dalcroze Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3(summer), pp. 14-17.

Thibeault, M.D. (1997). The vibrato of double bassists. American String Teacher, Vol. 47, No. 1(winter), pp. 71-73.

Publications in service to the profession and oriented toward pracitioners

Thibeault, M. D. (2019). Celebrating the Technological Side of the Suzuki Method. American Suzuki Journal, 48(1), 41–43. [link to the issue, contact me for a copy.]

Thibeault, M. D. (2014). Media as an invitation to rethink music education. General Music Today, 27(3), 36–39.

Thibeault, M. D. (2013). Quite a lot on some problems with—and just a little on the hopes for—secondary general music with regards to culturally responsive and respectful music education. General Music Today, 26(3), 35–38. doi:10.1177/1048371313476296

Thibeault, M. (2013). General Music Across the Life Span Thoughts and Observations on Working With Lifelong Learners. General Music Today, 26(2), 20–26. doi:10.1177/1048371312463019

Thibeault, M. D. (2013). Garage Bands. In (J. Edmondson, Ed.) Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. Retrieved from (behind paywall, contact me for contributor copy)

Thibeault, M. D. (2012). The power of limits and the pleasure of games: An easy and fun piano duo improvisation. General Music Today, 25(3), 50–53. doi:10.1177/1048371311435523

Thibeault, M. D. (2011). Wisdom for music education from the recording studio. General Music Today, 25(2), 49-52. doi:10.1177/1048371311425408

Jaworski, N., & Thibeault, M. D. (2011). [Review of Audacity, free and open-source software]. Music Educators Journal, 98(2), 39 -40. doi:10.1177/0027432111428745

Thibeault, M. D. (2011). Learning from looking at sound: Using multimedia spectrograms to explore world music. General Music Today, 25(1), 50-55. doi:10.1177/1048371311414050

Thibeault, M. D. (2011). Assessing your curriculum with the creative rights pyramid. Music Educators Journal, 98(1), 31-32. doi:10.1177/0027432111419620

Thibeault, M.D. (2011, February 15). The necessity of openness for music education. Leading Notes. Retrieved from

Thibeault, M.D. (2011). [Review of the book Four Centuries of Music Teaching Manuals, 1518-1932, by Bernarr Rainbow]. Music Educators Journal, 97(3), 18. doi:10.1177/0027432111399867

Thibeault, M.D., & Evoy, J. (2011). Building your own musical community: How YouTube, Miley Cyrus, and the ukulele can create a new kind of ensemble. General Music Today, 24(3), 44 -52. doi:10.1177/1048371310397348

Thibeault, M.D. (2010a). Recording students to bring poetry alive. General Music Today, 24(2), 42-47. doi:10.1177/1048371310385555

Thibeault, M.D. (2010b). [Review of the book Hip hop speaks to children: A celebration of poetry with a beat, by Nikki Giovanni]. Orff Echo, XLII(2), Page 35.

Thibeault, M.D. (2010c). Hip-hop, digital media, and the changing face of music education. General Music Today, 24(1), 46 -49. doi:10.1177/1048371310379097 [Open access post-print version via IDEALS, or definitive final version behind a paywall]

Thibeault, M.D. (2009). [Review of the book Tunes and grooves for music education: Music for classroom use, by Patricia Shehan Campbell]. Music Educators Journal, 96(December), 14.

Thibeault, M.D. (2008). [Review of the book Music Education: Cultural values, social change, and innovation, by Bob Walker]. Music Educators Journal, 95(2), 35–37.

Thibeault, M.D. (2007a). Letting High School Children “Be Their Own Composers”: the Schulwerk and popular music. The Orff Echo, XIV(4), 23–27.

Thibeault, M.D. (2007b). [Review of the book Palestinian Arab music: A Maquam tradition in Practice by D. Cohen & R. Katz]. Music Educators Journal, 94(1), 55.

Thibeault, M.D. (2006a). Pedagogic Intuition, Improvisation, and Teaching. The Orffion: Newsletter of the NCAOSA, 30(1), 6–7.

Thibeault, M.D. (2006b). Music technology: One way to enjoy (some of) your summer “vacation.” The Orffion (NCAOSA Newsletter), 29(3), 6-9.

Thibeault, M.D. (2006c). Quality free music recordings on the Internet. The Orffion: Newsletter of the NCAOSA, 29(2), 9-10.

Thibeault, M.D. (2005a). Artistry in eurhythmics teaching: Lasting impressions of fleeting moments. Journal of the Dalcroze Society of America, 32(1), 10–14.

Thibeault, M.D. (2005b). Public domain music on the internet. The Orffion: Newsletter of the NCAOSA, 29(1), 5-8.

Thibeault, M.D. (2004a). [Review of the book Why and how to teach music composition, Ed. by M. Hickey]. In J. Russell & R. Murphy (Eds.), Arts and Learning Research Journal (Vol. Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. pp. 195-199).

Thibeault, M.D. (2004b). [Review of the book Touching eternity: The enduring outcomes of teaching, by T. Barone]. The Orff Echo, Vol. 37, No. 1(fall), p. 53.

Thibeault, M.D. (2002). Out of the classroom: Towards authentic advocacy. The Orff Echo, Vol. 34, No. 2(winter), pp. 10-13.

Thibeault, M.D. (2001). Sharing music programs through the Internet. Teaching Music, Vol. 9, No. 1(August), pp. 30-34.

Thibeault, M.D. (2000). Capturing the spirit: Using technology transparently to enhance music programs. The Orffion: Newsletter of the NCAOSA, Vol. 27, No. 1(fall), pp. 8-10.

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