Arizona State University
M.A. in Ethnomusicology,
School of Music
Type of Program and Degrees Offered
in Music History/Ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology and Music History are closely
integrated, and we are primarily a service area for the many Music Education
and Performance majors in the large School of Music. All ethnomusicology M.A.
students are obliged to take an anthropology course. M.A. ethnomusicology
majors are required to take the "Introduction to Ethnomusicology,” an area
studies ethnomusicology course, a seminar, at least two semesters of one of the
three "ethnomusicology ensembles” (African drum, Latin marimba, or Javanese
gamelan), and other ethnomusicology-appropriate electives.
of the Americas (including Southwest Indians), Africa, pedagogical issues. We
emphasize the importance of performance and "non-performance,” particularly
writing, and the intimate interaction of ethnomusicology and "music history”
within the rubric of musicology.
include: African (Senegalese sabar) drum ensemble, Latin marimba band,
and Javanese gamelan; music analysis laboratory; in-house audio-video editing
facilities; Southwest Tape Archive (sound archive collection with a large
holding of O'odham music.)
Full-Time Faculty in Ethnomusicology
Haefer. (Ph.D., University of Illinois 1982) Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology
and Music History. North American Indian music and music instruments, Spanish
music in the Southwest (especially mariachi), organology, Gregorian Chant.
Solís. (Ph.D., University of Illinois 1982) Professor, Ethnomusicology. Latin
America and the Caribbean, Javanese gamelan, India, diasporic musics/dance,
Feisst. (Ph.D. Ph.D., Free University of Berlin 1995) Associate Professor,
Music History. Contemporary music, music and nature, improvisation, film music.
Mook. (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2004) Assistant Professor, Music
History. American popular music/dance styles, race, gender.
Norton. (Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder 1990) Associate Professor, Music
History. American music, Southern hymnody, gender, music and healing.
E. Sunkett. (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh 1993) Professor, Percussion. West
African music, Afro-American music.
stipend and partial tuition waiver available for those to whom we award the
approximately 4-5 TA-ships available (i.e., those not filled by continuing
Solís, School of Music, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0405, USA.
(480) 965-8612 (office); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
of Music: http://music.asu.edu/musicology/
Ethnomusicology Student Group
formal group. Contact M.A. candidate Amy Swietlik. Email: email@example.com
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