The Ethnomusicology MA program from Arizona State University helps students develop skills in scholarship and performance experiences. Students choose to focus on traditional or popular music of one or more of the world's musical cultures. Students have opportunities to explore performance styles through participation in ethnomusicology ensembles such as Javanese gamelan, Latin marimba, mariachi, steel pan and African drumming.
Musicians with expertise in performing, composing, teaching, researching, arts advocacy and serving as therapists are in high demand across many sectors and industries, including performing arts organizations, educational institutions, entertainment companies, health and wellness industries, and community arts organizations. Skills such as creativity, collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship and the focused discipline needed for success as musicians are all highly valued by a wide range of companies and professions. School of Music, Dance and Theatre graduate programs inspire and empower students to become creative leaders who transform society through music.
Career examples include:
- arts administrator
- community arts advocate
- performing musician
- public or community school teacher
- university professor
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- Music Theory
- Music as Culture
- Music History
- Music Bibliography
- Ethnomusicology Ensembles
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesEthnic Studies Music Music History View 518 other Masters in Music History in United States
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- Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
- Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution or from an international institution officially recognized by that country.
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00="A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00="A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- School of Music application (including a resume, personal statement and writing sample)
- three letters of recommendation
- official transcripts
- proof of English proficiency
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International25200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
National23544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State11720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.