APA Reference

Basic Format for Books:

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

One Author: Last name first, followed by author initials

Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple intelligences: The theory in practice. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Two Authors (also edition other than the first): List by their last names and initials. Use the ampersand instead of “and.”

Campbell, P. S., & Scott-Kassner, C. (2013). Music in childhood: From preschool through the elementary grades (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Schirmer Cengage Learning.

Three to Seven Authors: List by last names and in initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded by an ampersand.

Edited Book, No Author:

Stauffer, S. (Ed.). (1995). Toward tomorrow: New visions for general music. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference.

Edited Book with an Author or Authors:

Comenius, J. A. (1896). School of infancy: An essay on the education of youth during the first six years. (W. S. Monroe, Ed.). Boston, MA: D. C. Heath & Co.

A Translation:

Pestalozzi, J. H. (1898). How Gertrude teaches her children: An attempt to help mothers teach their own children (2nd ed.). (L. E. Holland, Trans. & E. Cooke, Ed.). Syracuse, NY: C. W. Bardeen. (Original work published 1801).

Dissertation Published:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of dissertation (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Number)

Gruenhagen, L. M. (2007). Investigating professional development: Early childhood music teacher learning in a community of practice (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI 3295323)

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor and B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Article in Periodical:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.

Spodek, B., & Saracho, O. N. (2003). On the shoulders of giants: Exploring the traditions of early childhood education. Early Childhood Education Journal, 31(1), 3–10.

Article From an Online Periodical:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://someaddress.com/full/url

Serafine, M. L. (1980). Piagetian research in music. Council of Research in Music Education, 62, 1–21. Available from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40317589

Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi: 0000000/000000000000

Rajan, R. S. (2013). I’ve got rhythm! Fostering child-centered musical activities for preschools. General Music Today, 26(2), 9–13. doi: 10.1177/1048371312447937

Nonperiodical Web Document or Report:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

Archival Documents & Collections:

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of material [Description of material]. Name of Collection (Call number, Box number, File name or number, etc.). Name of Repository, Location.

Sci-Art Publishers. (1935). Sci-Art Publications [Brochure]. Cambridge, MA: Author. A. A. Roback Papers (HUGFP 104.50, Box 2, Folder “Miscellaneous Psychological Materials”). Harvard University Archives, Cambridge, MA.

Free APA (6th ed.) Online Resource: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/



Recent publications of the IKS


  • Music, a Universal Language. 31 folksongs from 21 different countries with an arrangement of each song for 2- or 3-part children's or youth choir. With 2 CDs.

  • Music Should Belong to Everyone. 120 quotations from Zoltán Kodály's writings and speeches. Compiled by Ildikó Herboly Kocsár.

  • An Ode For Music. 11 analyses of choral compositions of Zoltán Kodály. Compiled by Judit Hartyányi.

  • IKS Bulletin Archives CD.

  • The Legacy of Zoltán Kodály. An Oral History Perspective. Edited by Sister Mary Alice Hein.

  • Jubilee Bulletin. A compilation of major articles published in the past decades, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the IKS.

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IKS Bulletin

The IKS Bulletin appears twice each year.

Indexed in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

Editorial Committee from 2011 on:
Dr. Jerry L. Jaccard (Lead Editor), Lili Vandulek (Technical Editor) and Readers

IKS publishes the peer-reviewed IKS Bulletin (ISSN 0133-8749) twice each year. The Bulletin contains articles about Kodály's compositions, about the application of his principles of music education, and about other topics of interest to its members.

The Bulletin is sent to the Society's members free of charge.

For non-members the subscription rate is USD 15.00/year. Orders are to be sent to the IKS Executive Office (H-1364 Budapest, PO Box 67, e-mail: office [at] iks [dot] hu) or through the webshop (Publications).

Index of all articles published in the Bulletin since 1976

Potential authors are requested to follow the APA Style Guide for citations and references.

IKS BULLETIN ARCHIVES available for download.


Music, a Universal Language

SongbookThe International Kodály Society Songbook

31 Folksongs from 21 countries

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Music Should Belong to Everyone

120 quotations from Kodály's writings and speeches

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An Ode for Music

11 analyses of choral compositions of Zoltán Kodály

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Bulletin Archives

40 years of International Kodály Society Bulletin publications

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