For open access versions of my publications, check publication year and then go to:
EdUHK Repostitory  (2017-)
UF Digital Collections (2014-17) 

IDEALS (2007-13)

Google Scholar profile

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

Practitioner pieces are listed below my peer-reviewed research. 


Thibeault, M. D. (2022). Aebersold’s Mediated Play-A-Long Pedagogy and the Invention of the Beginning Jazz Improvisation Student. Journal of Research in Music Education, 70(1), 66–91.

Thibeault, M. D. (2022). John Philip Sousa’s Historic Resistance to Technology in Music Learning. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 44(1), 5–25.

Thibeault, M. D., & Matsunobu, K. (2020). Learning from Japanese Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. In J. Waldron, K. K. Veblen, & S. Horsley (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning (pp. 511–528). Oxford University Press. [Amazon]

Thibeault, M. D. (2020). Dewey’s Musical Allergy and the Philosophy of Music Education. Journal of Research in Music Education, 68(1), 31–52.

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. (in press). Low-Floor, High-Ceiling Activities in Music Learning [Idea Bank], Music Educators Journal.
Thibeault, M. D. (2020). Sights and Sounds of Japanese Participatory Music. Multimedia Journal of Music Education, 1.
Thibeault, M. D. (2019). Celebrating the Technological Side of the Suzuki Method. American Suzuki Journal, 48(1), 41–43.

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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