Master of Music in Musicology



The Master of Music in Musicology prepares students for further graduate study in musicology and ethnomusicology. Students explore and engage in critical approaches to music from both Western and global perspectives. The program emphasizes the synthesis of historical, practical, and theoretical knowledge.

Program Highlights

  • Students develop strategies for researching music and related topics.
  • Wide range of topics courses, including ethnomusicology and theory.
  • Close mentoring from widely published faculty with diverse interests and specializations ranging from Robert Schumann and women in music to early comic opera and musical theater to Obrecht and Renaissance music.
  • Graduate Assistantship opportunities available

Additional Application Materials

In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective Musicology students are required to submit a recent music paper that demonstrates your writing and critical thinking skills. This paper should be from the past three years, preferably from your undergraduate music program. Detailed instructions for the additional materials are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the Area Coordinator if you have questions.

Musicology Faculty

Dr. James Leve, 17th-Century Comic Italian Opera; Broadway musicals (Coordinator)
Dr. Julie Brown, 19th-Century Music; Robert and Clara Schumann
Dr. Leon Garcia-Corona, Ethnomusicology
Dr. Blase Scarnati, Jamaican Music; Country Music
Dr. Todd Sullivan, Renaissance Music; general studies