The MA and PhD programs in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University offer nationally distinctive and regionally unique opportunities for individuals who are interested in researching music as a cultural practice. The programs offer opportunities to study diverse traditions of local and "world" music. Graduate study in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University is interdisciplinary, with courses offered through both the School of Music and the Department of Folklore. Our program features media production courses in radio and video. We have an in-house gamelan degung ensemble, and courses in traditional Newfoundland fiddle, accordion, and song are also available.
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Ethnomusicology program website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.
MA: 2 years
PhD: 4 years
January 10 for Fall admissionFunding: