About the Department
The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University is a place of intellectual ferment and collegiality. Musicology and ethnomusicology are closely integrated, and the members of the faculty are multi-disciplined and have published widely in their fields of interest. Their expertise runs the gamut from the Middle Ages to Rock Music, from Indonesia to Japan to Africa, and from manuscript studies to oral traditions. We foster a supportive and cooperative environment for all our students. Our faculty and students are frequent presenters at regional, national, and international conferences, and are active participants in professional organizations. Our list of alumni includes scholars and teachers as well as graduates who have gone on to a range of other professional careers.
The Department is a constituent body both of the School of Music and of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and therefore has links to a large performing school as well as to a wide range of other academic departments. In addition, BU is a member of the Boston Consortium, a group of universities where students can cross-register for courses. Our events include a monthly Musicology and Ethnomusicology Lecture Series, a Medieval and Renaissance Symposium, an annual student conference, and many social and scholarly meetings organized both by the Department and by the Graduate Music Society, a student organization. The Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology comprises nine full-time faculty members and (as of 2012-13) twenty-five graduate students.
Recent News and Announcements
March 31, 2013
Student News The department congratulates Jeannette Jones on the acceptance of her panel "Music and Disability on Screen" to the national AMS conference, where she will be... [ More ]
March 8, 2013
Student News The department congratulates Karl Haas on his award of a pre-doctoral fellowship for research in Ghana, planned for this summer (2013), from the West... [ More ]
February 10, 2013
Student News The department congratulates Daniel John Carroll on his recent book reviews. Daniel's review for Boston University’s Impact - The Journal of the Center of Interdisciplinary... [ More ]
January 7, 2013
Student News The department congratulates Basil Considine on his recent conference acceptance. Basil will present a paper entitled "Music and the Pirates of Madagascar" at the AMS-NE... [ More ]
December 8, 2012
December News Marié Abe has been having quite a month. Debo Band, the Ethiopian funk group in which she plays the accordion, recently won a Best... [ More ]