Musicology

The Musicology Department provides students across the Eastman community with creatively designed courses that confront the intricacies of musical meaning and musical aesthetics in widely divergent historical, cultural, and geographical settings. At the graduate level, the department offers the PhD in musicology, with emphasis in either historical and critical studies or ethnomusicology, as well as the MA in musicology or ethnomusicology. These programs provide graduate training of remarkable depth, diversity, and vibrancy. With eight full-time musicologists and two full-time ethnomusicologists, the faculty features expertise in a broad range of musical traditions and methodologies, from opera, jazz, and Renaissance sacred music to gender studies, ecomusicology, and intersections between music and politics. All faculty members are prominent researchers and authors at the forefront of their fields. They publish their research widely and present scholarly papers, essays, and other projects in many public venues.