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Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester

Type of Program and Degrees Offered

There 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)

The 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 "track."

Program Focus

We focus on American, Balinese, and South Indian musics (geographic) and on gender and music (theoretical perspective).

Special Resources

We have three performing ensembles that are available throughout the school year and during the summer, as Intensive Institutes:

  • Balinese gamelan angklung and gong Kebyar
  • Mbira ensemble
  • South Indian drumming

In 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 resource.

Full-Time Faculty in Ethnomusicology

Ellen Koskoff. PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1976. Professor, Ethnomusicology, Musicology Department. Research interests: Balinese Music; Gender and Music; Jewish Musics in the United States.

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Ernestine McHugh. PhD in Anthropology, 1987. Affiliate faculty, Humanities Department. Nepal; Psychological Anthropology.

Professor Robert Morris. DMA, University of Michigan, 1971. Affiliate faculty, Chair, Composition Department. South India; Transcription.

Further Information

Ellen Koskoff, Musicology Department, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14604, USA; Email: ekoskoff@esm.rochester.edu

The content for Eastman School of Music was last updated June 23, 2010.

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