Classical Performer publishes its content under the registered name International Journal of Music (ISSN: 2792-8349).

Classical Performer – the International Journal of Music is an affordable, high-quality complement to educational institutions’ libraries, providing their music students with access to hundreds of materials — including articles, interviews, videos, and lessons — that will inspire and give them a deeper insight into leading performers from around the world. At the same time, it enables teachers to incorporate valuable scholarly content into their classes.

As an electronic resource, it allows participating libraries to free up physical space and reduce the costs associated with storing collections, thus significantly improving access to information. The content is always available, with on-campus and off-campus access via IP authentication.

How to get access for your institution

Encourage your librarian to subscribe to the International Journal of Music.

The International Journal of Music partners with the following subscription agents:

For librarians:

Order the International Journal of Music through the subscription agent your institution works with.

If your subscription agent is not one of the above, please let us know:


    For heads of institutions:

    Instructions for remote access

    1. Make sure we have the IP ranges of your institution.
    2. For this resource to work with your proxy, tell your IT staff to add the Title and URL: Classical Performer – International Journal of Music (
    3. Test access from an off-campus Internet connection to confirm that it works.

    Terms of use

    The International Journal of Music does not issue or require the agreement of a formal license for institutional access to its content. Instead, it has chosen to adopt a cooperative and collaborative approach as exemplified by the SERU (Shared E-Resource Understanding) approach to e-resource subscriptions. This approach recognizes that the provision of timely, high-quality materials and their protection is in the mutual interests of all parties and offers savings in time and cost by enabling access within a framework of shared understanding and good faith.

    In the absence of a separate license agreement, the IJM follows the SERU guidelines, as published at the NISO SERU website.

    Use of the IJM content by those entitled to access by their relationship with a participating institution should read the terms of use for individuals.

    Download the IJM SERU License Agreement [PDF].

    Please feel free to browse the NISO SERU Registry.

    For students and faculty:

    How to log in from off-campus

    Option 1: Log in from your library’s website.

    Your school’s library website may have an off-campus login link. To use this feature, follow these steps:

    1. Go to your school’s library website.
    2. Search for words like “Databases, A-Z List, eResources, Off-Campus Access,” or something similar.
    3. If they subscribe to the IJM, you will be able to click on the link to Classical Performer – International Journal of Music on your library’s website.
    4. A window should pop up that allows you to log in with your university-issued username and password (the username and password your school gave you to access online courses and school email).

    Note: Not sure what your university credentials are? They are usually the username and password you use to check your university email or access your courses. If you still can’t log in, check with your school’s library or IT department to make sure you are using the correct login information.

    Option 2: Other access methods.

    You are having trouble figuring out how to access Classical Performer, even after reviewing the steps above? Talk to your librarian. Your librarian is an excellent source for making sure you find the resources you need as quickly as possible, and they often have the most up-to-date information on how to log in from off-campus.

    Automatic access on-campus

    If you are on your university campus, you may already be connected to Classical Performer – International Journal of Music. Here’s how to check:

    1. Access any item in this site.
    2. If a new page with whole content appears, it means that you are already connected through your university and can access all the content.
    3. If the above does not happen, but you are on campus, contact your library for the fastest solution to access the resources.

    How to be an author in Classical Performer - the International Journal of Music

    Publishing in specialized magazines allows you to communicate your ideas with the rest of the community and demonstrate your impact within your field. In addition, having a track record of published articles is also essential for your career development.

    Please refer to the Submission Guidelines [PDF] for advice on submitting papers to your chosen magazine.

    These guidelines refer to three versions of the contribution:

    1. Original submission: This is the version submitted by the author before review.
    2. Accepted manuscript: This version includes updates made by the author after review (before any typesetting for the magazine). It is usually the version accepted by the editor.
    3. Final edition: This is the version edited and typeset by the editor (the same version published on the magazine’s website).
    1. Communication: We are aware of and understand the authors’ desire to see their work published, so we maintain regular contact with authors throughout the production process.
    2. Proofs: We will email proofs to the corresponding author. Please return corrected proofs as soon as possible or within the requested time frame not to delay the publication process.
    3. Complimentary access: We grant authors 60-day access to the magazines to which they contribute.
    4. Continuous publication: Our magazines operate a constant publication model in which articles are published online as soon as they have completed the production process.

    Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the production of your article.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our service levels to authors.

    Today, Google accounts for much of the referral traffic to Classical Performer – the IJM. The search engine is of paramount importance so that your article can be found easily.

    We already take many steps to ensure that Classical Performer – the IJM is indexed in the major search engines. However, a search engine will take over 100 factors into account before deciding how to rank your article in their search results, and the starting point is the quality of the content you write.

    Taking a few simple steps to optimize your article will help your work get discovered, read, used, and cited in the work of others.

    What can you do to help?

    • Carefully choose 3 or 4 key phrases for your article. Remember that people search for key phrases, not single words; for example, “French pianists,” not “pianists.”
    • Decide on the main key phrase. Be sure to include it in the title and as close to the beginning of the article as possible.
    • Get the title right. Make sure the title is descriptive, unambiguous, accurate, and reads well.
    • Use key phrases without overuse. Imagine the phrases that a musician might search for if your article were of interest to them. Google can detect abuse of this, so don’t overdo it; just mention the 3 or 4 key phrases in your abstract, as well as throughout the article, as naturally as possible.
    • Link your article. Link to your article on different online platforms and encourage others to do so, as the number of backlinks is Google’s primary signal to determine the authority of a page. As with the previous guidelines, don’t go so far as to be “spammy.”

    Classical Performer – the IJM requires the author, as a rights holder, to sign a Publishing agreement for all articles we publish. This is a licensing agreement under which the author retains the copyright to the work but grants Classical Performer – the IJM the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of the copyright.

    Download our Publishing agreement [PDF].

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