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Ethnomusicology

The ethnomusicology area is dedicated to the proposition that all music cultures are worthy of academic study and research, which includes active participation in music making. Students are exposed to different musical systems and how they function in their cultural setting. Ethnomusicology faculty team with members of the Global Music Faculty Consortium to offer performance ensembles and classes on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Performance ensembles include the South Indian Cross-Cultural Ensemble, the Afro-Cuban/Brazilian Ensemble, and the gamelan. The area offers the Master of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Ethnomusicology and PhD in Music with a Concentration in Ethnomusicology

 


 

Recent News

Friday, May 12, 2017

The following ethnomusicology students presented papers at the regional Society for Ethnomusicology-Southern Plains conference on March 4 at UT-RGV in Edinburg, TX:

Graduate Students: Thanmayee Krishnamurthy- “The Vidhushi (Female Musician): Transcending Gender Norms in South Indian Karnatic Music.”Yuxin Mei – “Reinterpreting Pipa Voice: How Contemporary Chinese Female Pipa Performers Reconstruct Power by Negotiating with a Gendered Voice.” Lizeth Dominguez - “No Temo La Muerte: Death as a Construction of Authentic Masculinity in the Narcocorrido.” José Torres – “La Plaza Garibaldi: An Embodied Space of Musical Machismo.”

Undergraduates: Michael Cardenas – “Cumbia Tejana: Synthesis towards Unification in the Tejano Continuum” (also presented at the National Association for Chicana/o Studies Tejas Foco conference at Texas A&M, February 24). Vianey C. Rivera – “Me la quemo: Aesthetic Values within the Working Mariachi.”