Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester
Type of Program and Degrees Offered
are three different ethnomusicology programs at Eastman:
- Certificate in World Music (an
undergraduate cluster, 8 credits)
- Diploma in Ethnomusicology
(graduate cluster, 16 credits)
- Master’s Degree in
Ethnomusicology (graduate degree, 32 credits)
Certificate and Diploma are not degree programs, so they are not connected to
any one department. The Master’s Degree is administered through Eastman’s
Musicology Program. It is also possible for a graduate student to continue in
ethnomusicology and earn a PhD in Musicology within an ethnomusicology
focus on American, Balinese, and South Indian musics (geographic) and on gender
and music (theoretical perspective).
three performing ensembles that are available throughout the school year and
during the summer, as Intensive Institutes:
- Balinese gamelan angklung and
- Mbira ensemble
- South Indian drumming
addition, the Sibley Music Library at the Eastman School is one of the top
music libraries in the world, and although it does not house any particular
"ethnomusicological” archive or collection, it is a wonderful and rich
Full-Time Faculty in Ethnomusicology
Koskoff. PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1976. Professor, Ethnomusicology,
Musicology Department. Research interests: Balinese Music; Gender and Music;
Jewish Musics in the United States.
Ernestine McHugh. PhD in Anthropology, 1987. Affiliate faculty, Humanities
Department. Nepal; Psychological Anthropology.
Robert Morris. DMA, University of Michigan, 1971. Affiliate faculty, Chair,
Composition Department. South India; Transcription.
Koskoff, Musicology Department, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604, USA;
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updated June 23, 2010.