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Liberty University's Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and offered 100% online. This program will equip musicians to pursue careers in music in cross-cultural environments.
As multi-cultural issues continue to emerge worldwide, ethnomusicology has become an important field of study in music education, music performance, and other areas of cross-cultural service. This ethnomusicology program aims to provide a strong foundation in scholarship and research, non-Western music theory, and application of resources to the field. Acquisition of a basic understanding of the music of another culture can be vital to gaining access to its people.
Our MA in Ethnomusicology online degree program is taught by trained musicians and ethnomusicologists with real-world experience in various cultural settings. These individuals have been in locations all over the world studying music, teaching, and equipping locals to produce music from their own language and culture. Our MA in Ethnomusicology program is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a campus – all while you are being equipped to make a difference in the world!
Other highlights of the Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology program:
Increased career options in music professions.
An opportunity to be a part of the seventh largest and continually growing music school in the nation.
Our students' career goals vary, and that is why our online ethnomusicology programs are such a great fit. Our faculty has taught and worked in locations across the globe, and you will have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in ethnic music theory, anthropology, organology, and transcription, as well as take seminars in the world music of particular cultures throughout the world, such as Native American and Indonesian. You will learn from the faculty’s vast years of experience, combined with their knowledge, to grow in practice and leadership in the field of ethnomusicology.
ETHM 513 - Anthropology of Music
ETHM 600 - Transcription and Analysis of Non-Western Music
ETHM 611 - Arts in Global Engagement
ETHM 688 - Field Experience in Ethnomusicology
You may also be interested in exploring our online master's degrees in Global Studies, Music and Worship, or Music Education.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
*Optional Intensives are available
Though not a requirement for admission, most students enrolled in the degree are preparing themselves for work in a cross-cultural or multi-cultural environment as educators, recording engineers, global workers, or some other form of service in the field of music or cultural development. The possibilities of intersecting the ethnomusicology degree with other areas of interest are excellent, and this program can be a way of getting one’s foot in the door for cross-cultural work, as well as for the exciting process of understanding other cultures and those cultures’ music better.
Liberty University is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Online Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology is accredited by the National Association of Schools and Music (NASM).