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Music: Introduction: Introduction


This guide has been created in order to assist students in their investigation and research in the field of music.  It is not meant to be all inclusive, but rather a selection of topics, issues, researchers and thinkers, books, online resources and social media to pique interest in music and act as a road map as to where further resources can be found.

Curriculum Links

The link below will take you to the UWCSEA-East Curriculum guide for IB Music hosted on Google Sites and the IBO subject guide.

Video - how to listen

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. Percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie lost nearly all of her hearing by age 12. Rather than isolating her, it has given her a unique connection to her music.

What is music?

Glossary & Dictionary

Music, as any other academic discipline, uses terms and abbreviations in a specific way. This link will take you to the Naxos Online Dictionary of Music related terms.   

Google Scholar Searches

Google Scholar Search