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 or M25); one must be selected from a group of foundational courses in Ethnomusicology, one must be ETHNMUS 101, and three must be upper-division electives in Ethnomusicology. Three upper-division performance courses are also required (selected from 161A-161Z).
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Ethnomusicology Student Lauded by Kennedy Center
Isabel Folkers was only four when she unwittingly chanced upon her career trajectory. The occasion was a house party at the home of an Irish family. The band had finished for the night and they were breaking down their equipment. The young Isabel Folkers jumped up on the makeshift stage and took hold of the
For 2023 Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker, Community is Key
When Yeremiya Wright arrived at UCLA in the Fall of 2019 as a first-year student, he was unaware that a global pandemic was literally right around the corner. Nor was anyone aware of what was in store. “I went home to New Jersey in the Spring quarter of 2020 thinking I would be coming back
Oct 27 Fri
lectures-symposia, world-musicNexus: Ethnomusicology and Education
Alan P. Merriam once remarked on the presence of a few scattered teachers in SEM working at the cusp of ethnomusicology, and had referred to them as “sandbox ethnomusicologists.” More recently, there appears to be change of heart within the field of ethnomusicology that includes attention to (1) the musical agency of children (and as such, children as important contributors to the study of music in cultures and communities), (2) teachers as collaborators with ethnomusicologists in school and community work, and (3) research by ethnomusicologists and educators together on pedagogical approaches to the development of intercultural understanding in and through music. I offer observations of ethnomusicology’s evolving commitment, often through collaborative efforts with teachers, to understanding and activating on questions of music, education, and culture for learners of every age, experience, and circumstance.
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lectures-symposiaSaffron and Blue: Music and Politicization in Carnatic and Gaana Music Scenes in Chennai
Carnatic and Gaana music scenes in the southern Indian city of Chennai circulate starkly distinct political ideologies through different meaning-making practices about caste and the role of politics in music.
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