MusicologyThe Department of Music
The Musicology program seeks an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music in culture
Students enrolled in this program are expected to intellectually engage in richly contextualized music scholarship and to produce original work. This program welcomes a variety of scholarly projects and pursuits. Common approaches to the study of music in culture include oral history, ethnography, archival research, historiography, music analysis, reception studies, aesthetics and criticism, gender and sexuality studies, discourse analysis, and sound and performance studies.
Given our location, this program is especially interested in musical and expressive practices of Native, Hispano, and Anglo communities in the southwest. Students are encouraged to actively interface with regionally specific departments housed at UNM, including the Latin American and Iberian Institute, American Studies, and Native American Studies.
While the degree is self-standing, this program provides an optimal foundation for enrollment in UNM doctoral programs, including but not limited to: Art History, American Studies, Anthropology, and Latin American and Iberian Studies.
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