Graduate Study

Music History

Music history is a field of study that engages a broad range of disciplines in order to examine music in the context of human experience. While the focus of our curriculum is on art-music music traditions rooted in European history, we also offer courses in American music, popular music, and ethnomusicology. Interconnections between these different fields of research introduce students to a broad range of musical practices and different performance and research methodologies. After receiving training in research principles and techniques, each student in the program will embark on an individual research project on a topic of his or her own choice that will culminate in an original thesis. This area of emphasis is designed to give sufficient academic work and background to students who wish to continue graduate study at the doctoral level and for those wishing to teach at the community college level in the areas of history, literature, ethnomusicology, and music appreciation.

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