Folklore | Ethnomusicology & Public Sector I
F430 | 2548 | Maultsby


Meets with F740.  This course  examines  the concept of applied
ethnomusicology in the context of public media organizations (PBS,
BBC, NPR, PRI) and museums.  Using research and production materials
from actual projects, we will explore the work of ethnomusicologists
as researchers, consulting scholars, music supervisors, and
filmmakers.  The course will apply theory to practice by providing
students opportunities to work on projects in conjunction with one of
the above institutions or with individuals.  After the semester ends,
students  are encouraged to continue working  on projects (or
participate in others), which can be arranged through practicum study
or internships if available.

Readings will provide general information on the mission, methods,
and ideology of public sector institutions as well as theories of
presentation and representation.  When possible, guest speakers
from these institutions will discuss the contributions of
ethnomusicologists and folklorists to their mission.  Others will
share their experiences of working on public sector projects .
Depending on the activities of institutions and the schedule of class
members, field  trips may be arranged.


Texts: Richard Davis. 1999. Complete Guide to Film Scoring:  The Art
and Business of Writing Music for Movies and T.V.  Boston: Berklee
Press.Judi M. Latta. 1999. Wade in the Water-The Public Radio Series:
The Effects of the Politics of Production on Sacred Music
Representations. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, College
Park.Compiled Reading Packet  (TIS Bookstore)
Assignments/Grading:
Weekly journal entries  record your observations and thoughts about
the research and
production materials (0%);
Class/team discussions (10%);
One take-home exam (20%);
One (1) five-eight page paper (4-5 pages for undergraduates)
(35%);
five-eight  page related final paper (4-5 pages for undergraduates)
on final project (35%).

Fulfills a COAS Social and Historical Studies, Social Inquiry
distribution
requirement.