Music Magazines

Below is a list of magazines and journals geared specifically towards musicians.

MAGAZINE REVIEWS PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION
Acoustic Guitar   Monthly For every player in any style
All About Jazz   Online The world's largest jazz music website
All Things Strings x Monthly Violin, viola, cello, bass, fiddle
American Harp Journal x Quarterly Published by the American Harp Society
American Music Teacher   Bi-monthly Fostering excellence in the music teaching profession
American Organist   Monthly Most widely read journal devoted to organ and choral music in the world
American Record Guide x Bi-monthly America's oldest classical music review magazine
American String Teachers x Quarterly Available exclusively to ASTA members
American Suzuki Journal   Quarterly Suzuki related articles
Andante x Online Everything classical: news, reviews, interviews, & more
Bass Player   Monthly Acoustic & electric bass guitar tabs, chords, & lessons
Bass World x Bi-monthly

Eclectic magazine  for International Society of Bassists (ISB) members

BBC Music   Monthly The world's best selling classical music magazine
Cadence   Monthly Creative improvised music
Chamber Music x Bi-monthly Published by Chamber Music America for members
Choir & Organ   Monthly For professionals and amateurs in the choral and organ worlds
Choral Journal   Monthly Published by the American Choral Directors Association
Clarinet Journal, The x Quarterly Published by The International Clarinet Association
Classical Guitar x Monthly The ONLY international magazine for classical guitar!
Classical Singer x Monthly Devoted to the community of classical singers
Classical Source   Online Comprehensive collection of info and news on classical music subjects
Classics Today   Online The internet's first, and foremost, all-classical magazine
Clavier Companion x Bi-monthly Dedicated to all who love music and the piano
Coda Magazine   Monthly Jazz understood
Double Reed, The x Quarterly Published by the International Double Reed Society
Downbeat x Monthly Leading jazz publication
Early Music   Monthly Early music and how it is being interpreted today
Early Music America x Quarterly About early music and the people performing it today
Early Music Today   Bi-monthly For those who play, sing, or listen to early music
Electronic Musician   Monthly Recording equipment, drum loops, samples, and more
FanFaire   Online Your gateway to opera and classical music
Fanfare Magazine   Bi-monthly One of largest, oldest, most respected classical mags
Flute Talk x Monthly For flutists of all levels from students to professional
Global Rhythm   Online Featuring world music festivals, concerts, downnloads, & music reviews
Gramophone   Monthly Classical news, competitions, CD reviews, and forums
Guitar Player   Monthly The complete electric guitar package
Guitar Review   Quarterly Devoted to classical guitar
Horn Call x Tri-annually Journal of the International Horn Society
Instrumentalist, The x Monthly Written by and for music educators
International Piano   Bi-monthly The magazine for pianists and piano enthusiasts
International Record Review   Monthly For the serious classical collector
International Trombone Journal x Quarterly Journal of the International Trombone Association
International Trumpet Guild Journal x Quarterly Published by the International Trumpet Guild
International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal   Quarterly Published by the International Tuba Euph. Association
Jazz Break   On-line French e-zine mainly devoted to European jazz
Jazz Ed   Monthly The magazine for jazz educators
Jazz Improv   Monthly Magazine with music and ideas for all jazz enthusiasts
Jazz Professional   Online Jazz news, interviews, profiles, album reviews, photos, & technical articles
Jazz Review x Online Reviews of new jazz releases & concerts, interviews, photography, jazz trivia
Jazz Times x Monthly Jazz news, CD reviews, forums, contests, and more
Jazziz x Monthly Art for your ears
Just Jazz Guitar   Monthly Features the greatest players, educators and writers in the field of jazz guitar
Keyboard   Monthly Keyboards, digital pianos, synths, & music software
La Folia   Online Online Music Review
La Scena Musicale x Monthly Your link to classical music
Mister Lucky   Online Retro style magazine featuring jazz, lounge and latin reviews, and cocktail recipes
Modern Drummer   Monthly The world's most widely read drumming magazine
Music and Vision   Online Providing classical daily news, reviews, articles, interviews, fiction, editorials, more
Music Educator's Journal x Quarterly National Association of Music Education (MENC) journal
Music Teacher   Monthly International music magazine targeted at the school and private music teachers.
Music Web x Online Classical, jazz, & opera reviews, interviews, profiles
Musical America   Online Industry news, directory articles, and listings
Musical Opinion x Bi-monthly Britain's oldest classical music magazine
MUSO x Monthly Classical news for enthusiasts, pros, and students
New Music Box   Online On contemporary music, by the American Music Center
Opera   Monthly News, letters, interviews, international reviews of performances, listings for all major opera-houses
Opera America   Quarterly For artists, administrators, educators, and enthusiasts
Opera Critic, The   Online News, reviews, and articles on opera
Opera News   Monthly American opera magazine featuring highlights of current issue and opera news
Opera Opera   Online Austrialian magazine offering articles on opera and plot summaries of major operas
Opera Today   Online All things relating to opera and vocal performance
Parterre box   Online Opera magazine featuring news, reviews, humor and gossip with a queer edge
Performing/Songwriter   Bi-monthly Focus on the art and craft of songwriting
Piano Explorer   Bi-Monthly For young piano students
Saxophone Journal   Bi-monthly Each issue contains a CD, tips on performance, & news of the profession
Sequenza 21   Online For the contemporay classical music community
Sheet Music   Quarterly Piano and sheet music plus lessons on harmony, theory, pop, and jazz
Songlines   Bi-monthly World music magazine, from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion
Soundboard   Quarterly Published by the Guitar Foundation of America
Sounds of Timeless Jazz   Online Interviews, music and concert reviews
Strad, The x Monthly For bowed string players, teachers, students, makers and dealers
Symphony Magazine   Bi-monthly Issues critical to the orchestra community, published by the League of American Orchestras
Teaching Music x Bi-monthly Practical articles on technology, advocacy resources and how-to articles
US Opera Web   Online American opera, featuring interviews with composers, conductors, directors, and singers
Vocal Images   Online For those who sing, professionally and for fun, and their devoted audience
Voice of Chorus America   Quarterly

Chorus America's award winning magazine

Selection Criteria

In order for a magazine to be represented here, it should:

  1. Cater specifically to musicians
  2. Be run professionally
  3. Provide high quality and significant content

To submit a magazine (that meets these conditions) for possible inclusion, please let us know.