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School of Music

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Study music as a form of communication and expression, reflecting on the intellectual, historical, and cultural values of the societies in which it was created.

About the Program

The University of Florida's Musicology area integrates historical, cultural, theoretical, and interdisciplinary approaches that seek to understand music from multiple perspectives. The program nurtures an environment of collaborative research, teaching, and creative work among students and faculty and takes advantage of the University of Florida’s outstanding interdisciplinary strengths in African, Latin American, European, and Gender Studies as well as the Digital Worlds Institute. Courses and seminars in history, historical musicology, and ethnomusicology provide rigorous theoretical and practical training for our students.

Graduate students work closely with faculty mentors in research and teaching. In addition, faculty members are actively involved in musical performance and special opportunities exist for integrating performance, scholarship, and community involvement through our programs. Musicology is linked to the University of Florida's Center for World Arts and World Music Ensembles, which provide opportunities for students to work directly with artists-in-residence from around the world in rehearsals, private instruction, performances, and outreach activities into the community.

Application Deadlines
November 01, 2020
Application deadline for Fall 2021
Transfer Students
September 15, 2020
Application deadline for
Spring 2020
March 01, 2021
Application deadline for
Summer B or Fall 2021
Beginning December 1, 2020
Graduate application deadlines are program specific. Please review the admissions information for your intended program for clarification.

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