Ethnomusicology as an Academic Field

Define ethnomusicology.

Discuss key components of this academic field. Discuss and define fieldwork. Describe what is studied. What are academic issues of importance?

For your answer, use the following articles:

  • “Definitions of “Comparative Musicology” and “Ethnomusicology”: An Historical-Theoretical Perspective” by Alan P. Merriam.
  • “Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples,” edited by Jeff Todd Titon.