Individualized Studies -
Faculty-Designed Majors -
The Ethnomusicology major was designed by faculty in the School of Music to offer interested undergraduate students an opportunity to study music cultures from around the world by combining coursework from Music and Anthropology, as well as other disciplines.
How to Apply
Ethnomusicology is a competitive admission major, accepting applications at any time. To apply, you must have completed MUSIC 316 or 317 as well as a 400-level ethnography of music class, and have a minimum 2.50 gpa across those classes.
- Complete the prerequisite courses:
Print the Ethnomusicology application form and fill it out, checking off courses already completed and listing elective courses planned or in progress. Transfer students must consult with a faculty adviser for an evaluation of applicable transfer courses.
Write and attach a statement of purpose, indicating why you have selected this major and describing the academic coursework and personal experiences and interests that have influenced your decision.
Set up an appointment with one of the faculty advisers listed below. Take your prepared application form and statement, as well as an unofficial transcript, to this appointment.
When the faculty committee has considered your application, you will be informed by letter of their decision. If you are admitted, your change of major to Ethnomusicology will be processed.
Complete the major requirements. Consult with the Ethnomusicology faculty when you have questions about program planning in the major. Consult with the Individualized Studies advisers in 141 Mary Gates Hall for all other questions regarding general education requirements, registration procedures, etc.
- MUSIC 316 or 317 (Music Cultures of the World)
- One 400-level ethnography-of-music course. See an adviser for course options.