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Ethnomusicology may be defined as the study of music in/as culture. UNCG offers a thriving program with undergraduate and graduate courses for music majors and non-majors. Graduate students may apply these courses toward a post-baccalaureate or post-masters certificate in ethnomusicology.

Undergraduate Courses

MUS 343 Music Cultures of the World (3)
MUS 377 Old-Time Music Ensemble (1)
MUS 434 American Music (3)

Graduate Courses

MUS 606 Seminar in Music History: Theory and Methods in Ethnomusicology (3)
MUS 631 Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology (3)
MUS 677 Old-Time Music Ensemble (1)

Please consult the Graduate Bulletin or Music Advising for more complete descriptions and current offerings. Graduate students in music performance or music education may apply 600-level courses toward a post-baccalaureate certificate in ethnomusicology.

Degree Programs

UNCG offers the following degree programs for students interested in studying Ethnomusicology:

Graduate Programs

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicology Faculty

Gavin Douglas

Dr. Gavin Douglas


Gaurang Doshi


Philip Murphy


Christen Blanton