The World Musics and Cultures Program
Type of Program and
Ethnomusicological courses within the context of a B.A. in
Arts at a four-year, liberal arts and engineering college. Students may minor
in World Musics and Cultures.
Courses on the musics of Africa and the African Diaspora,
Latin America, Jazz, East Asia, and Global Popular Music, as well as
ethnomusicological surveys and seminars.
Faculty-directed Japanese taiko ensemble, Balinese gamelan
ensemble, and Jazz ensemble. We also offer a mini-term abroad in the Performing
Arts of Bali.
Full-Time Faculty in
Jennifer Milioto Matsue. Associate Professor, Department of
Music, Asian Studies and Anthropology. Ph.D., University of Chicago (2003). Interests:
Modern Japanese Music and Culture, Japanese Taiko, and Global Popular Music.
Timothy Olsen, Associate Professor, Department of Music.
D.M.A., Yale University (1995). Interests: Jazz, Latin America and Africa;
The World Musics and
Cultures Program at Union College is
an interdisciplinary program offering courses, concerts, and performance opportunities
that explore the diversity of the world's people and the music that we make in
a vibrant academic setting. Grounded in the Departments of Music and Anthropology,
students can take a range of courses that reveal the intersection of music and
cultural anthropology, develop skills in ethnographic methods, and encounter
specific styles through both hands-on performance and academic study of the
musics and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora, Asia, Europe, Latin
America, and North America.
No specific financial assistance is offered to students with
an interest in ethnomusicology, though all students are welcome to apply for
assistance through Union College in general.
Jennifer Milioto Matsue
Director of the World Musics and Cultures Program
Department of Music
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308