Musicology / Ethnomusicology
The musicology/ethnomusicology program at Michigan State University develops students into writers, scholars and researchers in a range of classical and vernacular musics.
Meet Our Music/Ethnomusicology Faculty
Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Musicology Area
Instructor of Musicology
Professor of Musicology
Associate Professor of Musicology
Associate Professor of Musicology and Jazz Studies
Assistant Professor of Musicology
Engagement at the highest level
Exceptional instruction, top-quality advising, and individualized attention delivered through small class sizes are hallmarks of the musicology/ethnomusicology area at MSU. Faculty in the area have diverse interests and specializations, including medieval and renaissance music in France and the Low Countries; French baroque music; music in the Caribbean; jazz and popular music; Russian and Soviet music; music of sub-Saharan Africa; and gender/sexuality in music.
Students in the area engage in research in a range of historical and ethnomusicological topics, and acquire the ability and experience to teach courses in music history and ethnomusicology.
The area offers graduate seminars, lecture/discussions, and independent studies. Students can double major and earn a degree in a related or unrelated field while pursuing their musicology degree. About half the students in the musicology/ethnomusicology area are enrolled in dual degree programs. The area consistently places master’s students in competitive doctoral programs throughout the nation.