General and Subscription Information

Contributions to Music Education is a refereed journal published by the Ohio Music Education Association. A primary purpose is to recognize and highlight the importance of social science research in guiding educational practice. The journal is a fully peer-reviewed publication focused on issues related to music teaching and learning in school and community contexts. With a history of over 50 years in print, CME has supported scholarly investigation into music education since 1972. Many important figures have served as editor over the years, and numerous researchers have put forth their work in its pages.

The journal is available in print in nearly every state in the US, and several countries abroad. Since 2005, digital content has been distributed through major academic databases such ProQuest, EBSCO, ERIC, and others. Full-text archival access (1972-present) is available through JSTOR and RILM. The journal has been published 1-2 times yearly for the past four decades, and is currently produced as an annual double issue, in print and digitized format. CME is a subscription-based publication.

How To Subscribe

Contributions to Music Education is published once yearly as a double issue volume, averaging 10-14 articles and approximately 200-240 pages. The journal is mailed each May, circulated to individuals and institutions in the US and abroad. CME is produced in print and electronic format, and can be found in all 50 states, and over 100 countries around the world.

Subscriptions are presently available for 1, 2, or 3 years: V48 (2023), V49 (2024), V50 (2025); and later V51 (2026), and V52 (2027) and V53 (2028). Options include individual electronic only, individual print only, individual combination, and institutional print. Backfile electronic access is available from 1972 through the year prior (minus the current printed volume). Electronic payments are available on the CME website, along with postal mail and check orders. Subscription requests, billing questions, change of postal and email addresses, and other matters should be forwarded to the OMEA Director of Business, Wiliiam Wittman (

E-Access Only

  • Backfile Only
  • All Other Subscribers $20/annually

Print Only

  • Current Print Issue Only
  • All Individual Subscribers $30/annually

Print + E-Access

  • Current Print and Backfile
  • All Individual Subscribers $40/annually

Institutional Print Only

  • Current Print Issue Only
  • No Backfile Option
  • $50/annually

Limited back issues of CME are available for individual research and institutional purposes. Certain journals or articles may only be sent as photocopies or in electronic format. Note that CME is also accessible via ProQuest, EBSCO, ERIC, and related databases starting from 2005. Full-text archival access from 1972-forward is available through JSTOR and RILM.

Should you have further inquiries, questions about academic or content matters, or would like any back-issues or articles, please contact the Editor ( OMEA and CME appreciate your support as the journal endeavors to pursue its 50-year tradition of regularly publishing music education research and scholarship.