Our aim is to prepare students to become educators in the field of ethnomusicology and active in the public sector. Evidence of success is our strong record of graduate placement at universities both within and outside the U.S. In addition, our alumni hold advocacy positions in educational, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Graduate students in Ethnomusicology program at the University of Pittsburgh usually pursue at least one certificate in area studies, global studies, cultural studies, and/or women’s studies.
- Ethnomusicology faculty study and teach courses on some of the most exciting and timely areas of music research today including global popular music, gender and sexuality, and sound studies, among others. Faculty areas of research include music of Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.
- Adriana Helbig specializes in the music of Eastern Europe, focusing on the relationship between music and politics, advocacy research, Romani music, global hip-hop, migration, and post-socialist music industries. She directs Pitt's Carpathian Music Ensemble.
- Music in Africa
- Music in Latin America
- Music in East Asia
- Music in Southeast Asia
- Music in South Asia
- African American Music in the U.S.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesMusic Liberal Arts Music Composition View 231 other Masters in Music Composition in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application form and $75 application fee.
- Statement of purpose, an essay of about two pages that describes the applicant's academic background and professional goals.
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. These should be scanned and included with online application.
- CV or Resumé.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably by persons who have taught the applicant in subjects related to the four research subdisciplines, rather than in performance lessons.
- GREs are no longer required by the Department of Music .
- Samples of work
International42324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
National42324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State24962 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.
Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit
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