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Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology

What it is

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM) is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.


What is included

The fully searchable database containing over 16,400 records, including the corrected and updated contents of all earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology and supplements contributed from musicological centers throughout the world. Records include normal bibliographic information as well as publication details and internet availability (if available).

References to the following tools are also included when available:

What is not included

DDM does not include the dissertations themselves.

Additional information and background

A number of dissertations awarded by UK institutions and included here are also listed in the British Library’s EThOS E-Theses database. Over 100,000 are available for immediate, free download. For many others, you can order a scanned copy (charges may apply)

This implementation of DDM was prepared by Durrell Bowman in 2010. Click here for further information about DDM and a short history of the project.

The AMS is grateful to people and institutions who have worked hard to make DDM a useful research tool: Durrell Bowman, Peter Slemon, Thomas Mathiesen, Alis Dickinson, Cecil Adkins, Helen Hewitt, Indiana University, and the University of North Texas.

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This is a list ordered by date (database record creation or update) that includes dissertations that have recently been completed, and new listings of dissertations not previously included in the database.

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Dissertations and theses are available in traditional hardbound, softbound, or unbound copies. (Archive-quality microfiche and microfilm versions are available for schools and libraries).


Available in 6”x9”, features blue hard cover with a stamped title on spine. Interior is printed on acid-free archival quality paper, 20 lb. weight. Ideal for library circulating collections and archives.


Available in 6”x9”, features blue soft cover with heavy-weight end-sheets; stamped title. Interior is printed on acid-free archival quality paper, 20 lb. weight. Even with soft binding, it’s still manufactured for long-term use.U

Unbound Dissertation Express format—for quick delivery

These shrink-wrapped sets of loose 8½”x11” pages (convenient for note taking) are the quickest way to obtain a printed dissertation or thesis. Delivered via Dissertation Express either to a participating library for pickup or direct to you. Fast, affordable, and yours to keep—an alternative to inter-library loan.

Delivery and Shipping Information


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*Orders are printed on demand and take approximately 2 weeks to produce prior to shipping. Unbound paper orders take 1-5 days to produce. Large orders may take longer.
For Authors – Milestone Editions

Authors are always entitled to copies of their own dissertations and theses with special pricing.
We offer Milestone Editions for Authors that replicate the Library of Congress holdings-printed in full color, with elegant black linen covers and embossed gold titles.


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