The study of non-Western theories of music, with an emphasis on both existing systems of art and folk music as well as systems without an articulated theory.
Students interact with people and music from different cultures and participate in an initial fieldwork experience and presentation of research. It provides a comprehensive overview of cultural traditions, belief systems, and practices of world cultures as approached through the study and analysis of the music of different ethnic groups.
Concentrated study of a selected ethnic music culture. In scheduling each seminar, consideration will be given to student interest and the availability of appropriate guest musicians.