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PhD Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University

Wednesday, November 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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The PhD program of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University invites applications to the ethnomusicology/musicology track. The School of Interdisciplinary Arts offers four years of funding to our PhD candidates. The stipend is currently $16,332 and includes a tuition scholarship. The School of Interdisciplinary Arts also awards two maxi stipends. The maxi stipend is currently $21,026. Each PhD candidate teaches for five semesters the course Introduction to the Arts.

Students in the ethnomusicology/musicology track have two options:
Option 1 is to write a dissertation that explores music and its connections with one secondary area. There are five potential secondary areas:

African Arts and Literatures
Art and Architectural History
Film Studies
Philosophy of Art

For example, let's say a student wrote an MA thesis on music in Tunisia in the 1970s. Perhaps this student is also interested in film studies. The student could focus her or his dissertation on music and film in Tunisia. Option 1 tends to appeal to students who are completing their MA degrees in ethnomusicology or musicology.

Option 2 is called the "scholar/artist track." Here, the student's secondary area is private study with one of the professors in the School of Music. Option 2 tends to appeal to students who are completing their MA degree in performance or composition but also have an interest in scholarship. The culminating component of the scholar/artist track is an integrated scholarly/creative dissertation.

Many students who are completing MA degrees in ethnomusicology, musicology, composition, or performance are currently searching for opportunities to continue their studies. Please pass this email on to your students so that they know about the PhD program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. I hope they will consider applying. The deadline is January 31.

Here is the link to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts:

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