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Disparate cultures are interacting more than ever before, making ethnomusicology an important field of study in areas, such as music education, music performance, and other areas of cross-cultural service. Liberty University Online’s Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology challenges the notion that music is a universal language. It teaches that music systems vary from culture to culture just like languages. Gaining a basic understanding of a culture’s music can be vital to gaining access to its people.
The M.A. in Ethnomusicology through Liberty Online offers an innovative education in world music for students seeking careers in cross-cultural environments. Each course provides students with knowledge of the basic principles of ethnomusicology and the role of an ethnomusicologist.
There are four basic program components:
A required residency consists of 2 one-week intensive courses that can be completed in one or more summers. All other courses are offered through Liberty Online.