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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's invest more in Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicology - "the study of social and cultural aspects of music and dance in local and global contexts."


While musicology's traditional subject has been the history and literature of Western art music, ethnomusicologists study all music as a human social and cultural phenomenon.

Here are the US colleges at which you can study this field:
• Bowling Green State University
• Brown University
• City University of New York
• Columbia University
• Florida State University
• Indiana University
• Kent State University (M.A. in Ethnomusicology, Ph.D. in Musicology-Ethnomusicology)
• New York University
• Ohio State University
• Oberlin College
• Texas Tech University (Musicology Degree, Emphasis in Ethnomusicology)
• University of Arizona (Musicology Degree, Emphasis in Ethnomusicology)
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of California, Davis
• University of California, Los Angeles
• University of California, Riverside
• University of California, Santa Barbara
• University of California, Santa Cruz
• University of Chicago
• University of Colorado, Boulder
• University of Florida
• University of Hawai'i at Manoa
• University of Illinois
• University of Iowa
• University of Maryland, College Park
• University of Memphis, TN (Musicology Degree, Emphasis in Southern Regional Studies)
• University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
• University of Michigan
• University of New Mexico
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Texas at Austin
• University of Washington
• University of Wisconsin–Madison
• Wesleyan University

One can pursue a BA, an MA or a PHD. This is a field that has got to pay very well. And if you combine this study with lots of student loans it is a sure way to financial security.

It is obvious how this coursework helps these entrepreneurs establish a framework on which they can hire other employees, pay income taxes and help the US balance of payments with exports to other countries.

For any high school senior looking for productive future here is something you should really consider.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol. one of my friends just got accepted to bgsu for ethnomusicology. i think she said she aspires to become an ethnomusicology prof. so, hey, there's something you can do with it.

Anonymous said...

Wow. What an ignorant bastard you are. Enjoy your 8-hours-a-day of television you ignorant capitalist prick.

Anonymous said...

Is the goal of education really to make money? Why bother with literature then? Or art? Or music at all? Heck, why bother having human pleasure or intelligence when you could be OUT GETTING MORE MONEY? I mean, isn't that the point of life? Didn't the Big Bang merely occur so that we could have a universe to get rich in?

I'm so glad you're alive and sharing your opinions with the world.

Benjamin Downs said...

Thank you sir for your insightful and perspicacious remarks on this blight on the world. Why stop here though? Philosophy, art, art history, music in general, performance, literature - all of these are worthless. After all, worth is determined by money generated right? That's why I'm not going to have children. They are just a bad investment. They come in and eat your food, take your money when they want clothes and shelter and a college education. Whoops - I meant to say trade school. Worthless offspring.

Mary said...

One of BGSU's graduates (undergrad in world music) has gone on for a PhD in ethnomusicology and now has an administrative position at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ethnomusicologists are employed in the fields of publishing, museum administration, education, computer technology, and in government, as well as university teaching. It's quite an interesting field.
Mary Natvig
BGSU Professor of Musicology