Folklore | The Study of Ethnomusicology
F522 | 27327 | S. Tuohy


Intended for graduate students specializing in the field, this
course is designed as an introduction to ethnomusicology as an
academic discipline. Its primary goal is to give students a good
sense of the various aspects of the field as a whole: its histories
and definitions; key issues and points of debate; theories and
methods; ethnomusicologists and their work; activities in which
ethnomusicologists engage (including musical ethnography, analysis,
and public education); and ethnomusicology’s relations with other
disciplines focused on the study of music, people, culture, and
society. It also will offer resources for future research and
teaching. As an overall introduction to the various aspects of the
field, the course provides a background for more specialized courses
in fieldwork, theory, intellectual history, transcription and
analysis, and world areas.

F522 is required for ethnomusicology graduate students in the
Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology (those entering the
department during or after Fall 2008) and is open to other students
in FOLK and other departments. It counts as a “core course” for
students pursuing the Ph.D. minor in Ethnomusicology and as
a “theory” course in FOLK.

Required books (tentative) include:

Philip Bohlman, Philip, The Study of Folk Music in the Modern World
(1988)

Alan P. Merriam, The Anthropology of Music (1964)

Bruno Nettl and Philip V. Bohlman, eds. Comparative Musicology and
Anthropology of Music: Essays in the History of Ethnomusicology
(1991)

Other readings available through e-reserves.