Ethnomusicology, MA

The MA program in music with a concentration in ethnomusicology helps students develop skills in scholarship and performance experiences. Students choose to focus on traditional or popular music of one or more of the world's musical cultures. Students have opportunities to explore performance styles through participation in ethnomusicology ensembles such as Javanese gamelan, Latin marimba, mariachi, steel pan and African drumming.

Degree Offered

Ethnomusicology, MA
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


Plan of Study

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Application Requirements

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Application Deadlines
Spring 2019: Closed
Fall 2019: December 1, 2018

Curriculum Checksheet

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Ethnomusicology (MA) 

Affording Grad School

Music Scholarships
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.

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