Society for Research in Music Education™ (SRME)



The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Research in Music Education™ (SRME) seeks to encourage and improve the quality of scholarship and research within the music education profession.  


Journal of Research in Music Education — Links to searchable index, guidelines for contributors, code of ethics, and article archives. 

Note: Digital copies of Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME) are now available to all NAfME members at no charge.

UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education –Links to current and recent past online issues, article archives index, and guidelines for contributors.

SRME/NAfME Research Grants


The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2020 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by the Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to over 400 recipients.


A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2020 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit The deadline every year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 15.


Special Research Interest Groups (SRIGs)

State Research Chairs

Conference Research

2016 Abstracts
2014 Abstracts

2018 Conference Program
2016 Conference Program
2014 Conference Program

Calls for Committee Service


Senior Researcher Award Recipients


SRME Handbook
Code of Ethics 

SRME Executive Committee

The 9-member committee charged with oversight of SRME is the Executive Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education.