Ethnomusicology - M.A. Download to print
College of the Arts
School of Music
E101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
The Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology is designed to offer students a solid foundation in regional studies of music style, performance practice, history and cultural associations in order to prepare students for continued graduate studies at the doctoral level and/or public sector careers in world music. The program integrates theoretical perspectives relevant to the discipline with these practical aims, so that students can communicate effectively with persons within and outside the field of ethnomusicology. While a balanced global coverage is emphasized, our current faculty focus on studies in Central Africa, mainland Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Caribbean, North and South America and the Middle East, as well as popular music studies. Theoretical concerns include sociocultural identity, semiotics, gender studies, politics and power, ritual studies, globalization and hybridity, as well as studies in inter-related arts, e.g., dance and theatre.
Official transcript(s); 3.00 GPA; three letters of recommendation; goal statement(s); resume; and academic paper written in English.
Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.
Minimum 32 total credit hours.
Program Learning Outcomes
The Master of Arts program requires a thesis.
National Association of Schools of Music
- Admissions & Financial Aid
- Student Life
- News & Events