Ethnomusicology Plus a
Major Concentration

Current UCLA Student interested in the Ethnomusicology Minor?

The Ethnomusicology minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program with a group of related courses that provide a systematic introduction to the study of world music and performance. The minor is a sequence of two quarters of the same lower-division performance course (ETHNMUS 91A-91Z), along with six academic courses, of which one is a lower-division course in Ethnomusicology (5 “Music Around the World” or M25 “Global Pop”); one must be selected from a group of foundational courses in Ethnomusicology, one must be ETHNMUS 101 (“Introduction to Ethnomusicology”), and three must be upper-division electives in Ethnomusicology. Three upper-division performance courses are also required (selected from 161A-161Z)

An Unconventional Genius: Martha Gonzalez (Ethnomusicology, 1999)
Martha Gonzalez has done it all. She completed a dissertation, won a Grammy, published a book, teaches at a top liberal arts college, and was awarded a 2022 MacArthur "genius" grant.
Prominent Advocate for Musical Sustainability to Deliver Regents' Lecture
Musician, scholar, and leading arts director Huib Schippers brings his wealth of experience to UCLA when he delivers the UC Regents’ Lecture as part of his Fall 2022 appointment as Regents’ Professor in the ethnomusicology department of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The lecture, titled “Sound Futures: Why Some Music Practices Thrive, Many
UCLA Ethnomusicology Professor Named Bakë-Jairazbhoy Chair for Indian Ocean Studies
Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, adjunct professor of ethnomusicology at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Bakë-Jairazbhoy Chair for Indian Ocean Studies at the Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), an affiliate with Calicut University in Kerala, India. The chair was created for the specific purpose of recovering and
Apr 14 Fri
Decolonizing a British Museum’s Musical Instrument Collection: First Steps
World Music Center Distinguished Scholar Series Decolonizing a British Museum’s Musical Instrument Collection: First Steps Lecture by Margaret Birley Margaret Birley was formerly Principal Curator of Musical Collections and Cultures at the Horniman Museum in London, England, where she was responsible for the interpretation of the musical instrument collection and its development. She played a
May 21 Sun
Please join us for an evening celebrating Iranian music. This innovative concert, curated by Shahab Paranj, features both pure Persian classical music and contemporary compositions influenced by that rich tradition. Iranian virtuoso musician Sohrab Pournazeri joins Shahab Paranj and the Iranshahr String Quartet in premieres of four new compositions by Richard Danielpour, Ian Krouse, Reza Vali,
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