The Evergreen State College
Type of Program and Degrees Offered
ethnomusicology classes are offered as year-long, full-time 48-credit
interdisciplinary "programs” within the Expressive Arts or Culture, Text and
year includes an interdisciplinary approach to a particular musical region of
the world, or theoretical question in combination with music (for example:
religion, gender, race, class, the environment, etc.). All classes are taught
in English, but may include (as a part of the interdisciplinary work)
instruction in another language.
ensembles are dependent entirely on which full-time program is being taught.
For example, in some years there is a program on Asia, in which case the
gamelan ensemble is part of the program. In other years there might be a
program on Brazil (samba drumming), Ireland (céilí band music), or other areas.
It varies each year.
Full-Time Faculty in Ethnomusicology
Williams. Ph.D. (University of Washington 1990), tenured member of the faculty,
music. Interested in musics of Indonesia, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, and the Arab
Buchman. D.M.A. (University of Washington), tenured member of the faculty,
music. Interested in music of China, New York City, and Charles Ives.
General Program Statement
State College is a small, liberal arts college with an emphasis on
interdisciplinary studies and team teaching. Almost all courses are full-time,
year-long, team-taught "programs” that focus on a particular theoretical issue
or area of the world. The institution is geared entirely toward undergraduate
education, and faculty spend an average of 20 hours a week in direct contact
time with the students. Evergreen has one primary ethnomusicologist and one
affiliated music faculty; one folklorist; and one anthropologist along with
several other faculty in dance and theater with at least some training in
ethnomusicology. Students interested in ethnomusicology could regard Evergreen
as an appropriate place to prepare for graduate school through the development
of an interdisciplinary approach to music and culture, and the strong focus on
graduate-level seminars in every program. Courses are newly-created every year
to reflect current interests and shifts in the field.
A typical year-long program for an ethnomusicology student at Evergreen would
include – in addition to music – work on history, politics, religion, language,
movement, film, drama, and literature. Every program includes significant
training in effective writing and seminar discussions.
college offers various scholarships.
Williams, Ph.D., COM 301 The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505, USA;
360-867-6623; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. Williams' Website: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/williams
Program Website created by Sean Williams:http://blogs.evergreen.edu/ireland0910
Program Website created by Sean Williams: http://acdrupal.evergreen.edu/pw/
Program Website created by Sean Williams: http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/asiancultureart/
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last updated June 22, 2010.