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Ethnomusicology students

Ethnomusicology Program

The ethnomusicology program at CCM emphasizes ethnographic and analytical methods for studying any musical tradition; given faculty interests, however, a particular area of strength is the music of South Asia, stretching from southern India to the northern Himalayan belt.

The ethnomusicology program offers course work and world music labs to students in the College-Conservatory of Music as well as other UC colleges.  Many students pursue studies in ethnomusicology as part of their elective curriculum. Students who are completing a doctoral degree at CCM may enroll in the ethnomusicology cognate as a way of developing a secondary area of specialization in the field of ethnomusicology. It is also possible for graduate student specializing in ethnomusicology to earn a MM or PhD in Musicology within an ethnomusicology "track."

For further information, contact:

Stefan Fiol, Associate Professor of Musicology
Mary Emery Hall 4246, P.O. Box 210003, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221

Phone: (513) 556-9529
Email: stefan.fiol@uc.edu

Click on the Vimeo link above to see some of the recent ethnomusicology projects organized by CCM faculty and students.

The University of Cincinnati offers a number of resources to supplement the study of ethnomusicology. These could include, but are not limited to, the following:

3000-level courses:

  • Music of the World’s Peoples

6000-level courses:

  • Music of the Himalayas
  • Shona Music of Zimbabwe
  • Music, Media and Religion in South Asia
  • Indian Classical Music
  • Across Borders: Musical Flows Between North, Central, and South America

8000-level courses (Advanced graduate level):

  • Theory and Historiography in Ethnomusicology
  • Approaches to Fieldwork and Musical Ethnography
  • Popular Music from the Margins
  • Music and Cosmology
  • Music, Nationalism, and Globalism

World Music Labs:

  • Himalayan Music Lab
  • North Indian Tabla Lab
  • Zimbabwean Music Lab

The department also sponsors related workshops, concerts and talks. Campus events also include many “world music” and “folk music” concerts and other events.