The minor in ethnomusicology provides students with opportunities to study music in and as culture. Students engage with a variety of musical practices, including popular, traditional and art musics from around the world, utilizing a range of methods for studying music and demonstrating the relevance of music in multiple areas of life.

The minor consists of 24 credits and can be completed in two years. It includes coursework in ethnomusicology, musicology, and/or anthropology, as well as participation in Lamont’s world music ensembles.

Minor Requirements

Students complete a total of 24 credits for the minor in ethnomusicology, including MUAC 1012 Music, Society, and Culture; MUAC 2057 Intro to World Musics; three elective courses; and five credits of ensembles. Interested students are encouraged to schedule an introductory advising meeting with the chair of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Professor Sarah Morelli.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Admission Requirements

This program does not require experience on a musical instrument, and there is no audition needed for admission. Interested students should contact Professor Sarah Morelli, chair of Musicology and Ethnomusicology.

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