University of Cincinnati
Type of Program and Degrees Offered
The ethnomusicology program is housed within the division of
composition, musicology, and theory at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
The program offers course work to students in the College-Conservatory of Music
as well as other UC colleges. Many students pursue studies in ethnomusicology
as part of their elective curriculum. Additionally, students who are completing
a doctoral degree at CCM may enroll in the ethnomusicology cognate as a way of
developing a secondary area of specialization in the field of ethnomusicology.
It is also possible for a graduate student specializing in ethnomusicology to earn
a B.M., M.M., or Ph.D. degree in Musicology within an Ethnomusicology "track.”
The ethnomusicology program at CCM emphasizes ethnographic
and analytical methods for studying any musical tradition; given faculty
interests, however, a particular area of strength is the music of South Asia,
stretching from southern India to the northern Himalayan belt.
In addition to coursework at
undergraduate and graduate levels on a range of topics, we currently offer
performance ensembles in the following subjects: Shona mbira music, Caribbean
Steelpan, Himalayan music, and North Indian tabla.
Full-Time Faculty in Ethnomusicology
Stefan Fiol. (Ph.D., University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, 2008) Assistant Professor of Music, Affiliated faculty with
Asian Studies, Visiting Scholar in South Asia program at Cornell University.
Research interests: Cultural regionalism and the production of folk and popular
music in the Central Himalayas; Commercialization of ritual performance; Transnational
constructions of indigeneity; Social and technological mediation in the
recording studio; Musical performance in contexts of urban-rural migration;
Cultural performance in the South Asian diaspora; Relationships of theory and
practice in Hindustani music; Popular music and nationalism in Latin America
Jim Feist. Adjunct Instructor. A disciple of Ustad Allah
Rakha and Pandit Yogesh Samsi, he has been teaching tabla at various
institutions since 1990 and joined the University of Cincinnati faculty in
Kanniks Kannikeswaran. Adjunct Instructor. Visiting artist
at the University of South Florida. He has been teaching Indian music theory
and history as an adjunct instructor at the University of Cincinnati since
General Program Statement
The ethnomusicology program at the College-Conservatory of
Music emphasizes ethnographic and analytical methods for studying any musical
tradition; given faculty interests, however, a particular area of strength is
the music of South Asia, stretching from southern India to the northern
Himalayan belt. The ethnomusicology program offers coursework and world music
labs to students in the CCM as well as other UC colleges. Many students pursue
studies in ethnomusicology as part of their elective curriculum. Additionally,
students who are completing a doctoral degree at CCM may enroll in the
ethnomusicology cognate as a way of developing a secondary area of
specialization in the field of ethnomusicology. It is also possible for a
graduate student specializing in ethnomusicology to earn a Ph.D. in Musicology
within an ethnomusicology "track.”
The University of Cincinnati offers a number of resources to supplement the
study of ethnomusicology. These could include, but are not limited to, the
following: Introduction to Music of the World’s Peoples (300-level course);
Music of the Himalayas, Music of Latin America, Shona Music of Zimbabwe, Music
and Media in South Asia, Classical Indian Music (600-level courses); Theory and
Method in Ethnomusicology, Approaches to Musical Ethnography, Popular Music
from the Margins, Music and Cosmology, Music, Nationalism, and Globalism
(800-level courses / advanced graduate level); and Himalayan Music Lab and
North Indian Tabla Lab.
In addition, the department sponsors related workshops, concerts, and talks.
Campus events also include many "world music” and "folk music” concerts and
We offer approximately 3 fellowships at the Ph.D. level and
6-7 teaching/research assistantships in ethno/musicology each academic year.
These generally include tuition remission and a living stipend.
Stefan Fiol, Assistant Professor of Music, Mary Emery Hall
4246, P.O. Box 210003, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH 45221. Phone: (513) 556-9529. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethnomusicology Program: http://ccm.uc.edu/music/cmt/events/about_ethno.html
College-Conservatory of Music: http://ccm.uc.edu/.html
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