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Ethnomusicology, Minor

The minor in ethnomusicology offers students an opportunity to explore music in its cultural contexts.

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  • Interests

The minor in ethnomusicology offers students an opportunity to explore music in its cultural contexts. The foundation of the minor is a unique introductory course, Music in Everyday Life (MUSC 1001), which investigates many dimensions of the musical experience and music’s connections to society. Students take in-depth electives that focus on the music of a region, tradition, global popular trends, etc.  The minor culminates in a course that invites students to conduct their own ethnographic projects in and around Boston.

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Interests of Ethnomusicology, Minor Students

  • composing for digital media
  • composing for image and sound
  • composition
  • computer music
  • digital audio
  • experimental music
  • film music
  • global
  • music
  • music for game design
  • music for mobile technology
  • music for the theater
  • politics
  • programming for sound
  • sound design
  • technology

Co-op Opportunities

  • Baeble Music
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Blue Note Entertainment
    131 W 3rd St, NY
  • World Music/CRASHarts
    Cambridge, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • research and analysis
    • critical reasoning
    • critical listening
    • persuasive writing
    • public speaking
    • creativity
    • cross-cultural knowledge

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Daniel Strong Godfrey

Department Chair, Professor

d.godfrey@northeastern.edu
617-373-6352

Administrators:

Kelli Alvarez

Administrative Officer

ke.alvarez@northeastern.edu
617-373-2776

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

j.faber@northeastern.edu
617-373-3701

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

g.zuch@northeastern.edu
617-373-7942

Co-op Advisors:

Craig Bettinson, EDM

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

cr.bettinson@northeastern.edu
617-373-4261

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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