Musicology

Course of Study Overview

Students entering the MA/PhD program can look forward to two years of intensive coursework oriented around seminars with faculty from both ethnomusicology and musicology. These seminars will give students a strong foundation in the conceptual approaches, methodologies, and intellectual histories of ethnomusicology while exposing them to cutting-edge topics in music studies. A list of recent course titles and their descriptions can be found here. Augmenting these offerings, the faculty also teaches a range of doctoral seminars designed primarily for Eastman’s DMA students but available to PhD students for elective credit. (Titles of recent courses are available here.) Graduate students in ethnomusicology are also encouraged to take advantage of the strengths of the faculty at the University of Rochester in departments such as History, Anthropology, Visual and Cultural Studies, and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies.

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE – MAJOR IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY:

For complete Degree requirement checklist for MA in Ethnomusicology, click here.

Courses Credits
MUY 501 (Introduction to Musicology) 4
MUY 502 (Introduction to Ethnomusicology) 4
ETH 480 (Approaches to Ethnography) 3
ENS 415-417 (World Music Ensembles) 4
ETH 495 (MA Thesis) 4
Elective in Theory or other music topic 3
Additional Electives: Can include other MUY seminars, Eastman courses outside MUY (e.g., additional theory courses) River Campus courses, studio lessons (up to 6 credits) 13
Total Credits 35

 


PhD DEGREE IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY:

For more information regarding the Concentration in Ethnomusicology, click here.

Requirement Credits
MUY 501 (Introduction to Musicology) 4
MUY 502 (Introduction to Ethnomusicology) 4
Theory – one doctoral theory course (TH 401 or above) 3-4
Ethnomusicology/Musicology Seminars – minimum of 7 courses (500-level or above) 28
ETH 480 (Approaches to Ethnography) 3
ENS 415-417 (World Music Ensembles) 6
Electives 15-16
MUY 593 (Directed Study I) 4
MUY 594 (Directed Study II) 4
ESM 595 (PhD. Dissertation Project) 18
Remedial courses – Please refer to 05.03 Orientation, Placement Examinations, and Remediation.
Total Credits 90