The MA in Musicology program at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music offers students specializing in either musicology or ethnomusicology the opportunity to explore historical, social, and analytical perspectives on global musics. Students take courses on a broad range of topics and, with the support of faculty mentorship, write a thesis that contributes to the field on a topic of their choosing.
Students in the program receive a scholarship and stipend in exchange for serving as graduate teaching assistants. These positions allow degree candidates to gain teaching experience in undergraduate survey courses.
For admission requirements, links to faculty webpages, and other useful information, please see the departmental website:https://liberalarts.du.edu/lamont/academics/musicology-ethnomusicology
The program also welcomes performer-scholars! We invite you to let your performance experience inform your scholarship and vice versa. In addition to the many other ensembles at the Lamont School of Music, the Musicology and Ethnomusicology department is home to the following ensembles:
North Indian Classical Ensemble
The Spirituals Project Choir
Steel Drum Ensemble
Gillian Gower: Medieval and renaissance music, U.S. and U.K. popular music, medievalism, music and gender, music and race, historiography, paleography, digital humanities.
M. Roger Holland: Sacred music of the African American experience, Black theology, choral music, composition, conducting. Director of the American Heritage Chorale and the Spirituals Project Choir.
Sarah Morelli: Music and dance practices of South Asia and South Asian American communities, Kathak dance, Hindustani music, embodiment, improvisation, gender, transmission. Director of the North Indian Classical Ensemble.
Jack Sheinbaum: 19th-century music, popular music, interactions between timbre and structure, music historiography.
Aleysia Whitmore: Music and cultural policy, community music making, music and globalization, West Africa and Cuba. Spirituals Project Faculty Affiliate.
Petra Meyer Frazier
Questions? Please contact Department Chair, Sarah Morelli, at sarah.morelli -at- du.edu
or Lamont Admission at music admission -at- du.edu
. You can also call us at 303-871-6400.