What is BAMER?

BAMER was established in 1989 as a collaborative project between the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) and Associate Professor Robin Stevens (Research Editor of The Australian Journal of Music Education). BAMER is a database of music education research studies undertaken at Australian universities or by Australian music education researchers at overseas institutions. Currently, there are over 570 entries of ‘completed’ and ‘in progress’ research studies that include not only masters and doctoral theses and dissertations held in university libraries, but also smaller research studies such as research papers and other research reports undertaken for MEd, MMusEd and MMus degrees that are generally held only in departmental libraries or by the individual researchers concerned.


The following BAMER resources are available for downloading to your computer by clicking on the highlighted text below. Please note that you must have the EndNote program installed on your computer to access the BAMER database entries.1

An Alphabetical Listing of Entries in the BAMER Database (March 2012) This is alphabetical listing of both completed and in progress research studies listed according to author’s family name. Basic bibliographic information (author’s name, title of research study, year, award, awarding institution, etc) is included in this listing. For abstracts, see the PDF printout below. This webpage may be searched using the ‘Find’ facility available in most browsers.

A PDF Printout from the BAMER Database (11 May 2013 | 293 pp. | 1.65 MB) This is alphabetical listing of both completed and in progress research studies listed according to author’s family name. Where available, abstracts have been included. This PDF file may be searched using the ‘Find’ / ‘Search’ facility available.

BAMER_completed_11-May-13.enl (1.02 MB) This is an EndNote Library (.enl) that will enable you to access to all of the entries of completed research studies currently held in the BAMER database. Please note that you must have the EndNote Program installed on your computer. The entries in the BAMER EndNote Library are listed alphabetically according to researcher’s family name.


Robin S. Stevens. Copied from BAMER website with minor changes. Entered on Knowledge Base 5 March 2014.


  1. EndNote is bibliographic software that is presently being made available to students—at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels—at several universities under a site licensing agreement with Thompson Reuters. For a demonstration version of this product, go to http://www.endnote.com/.↩︎

Robin Stevens was formerly Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Burwood Campus, and is now a Principal Fellow in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of the VCA and Music at The University of Melbourne. He has undertaken research into the history of school music education in Australia, Britain, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and has published widely in research and scholarly journals and written and edited books on technology applications in music education.

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