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What is folkwaysAlive!? Edit

folkwaysAlive! — Honouring the Sounds of the People through Research, Education, Public Archives and Performance

folkwaysAlive!, the University of Alberta’s partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington DC, provides a home for the over two thousand Folkways Records donated to the University by company founder, Moses Asch. Building on this valuable collection, folkwaysAlive! houses a digital archive, provides research opportunities, and presents public performances that relate to and enhance the Folkways philosophy and traditions. Featured artists include Alberta’s Asani, Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, and eclecTrip, as well as international guests such as New York’s Trio Tarana and Japan’s Pro Musica Nipponia.

See the folkwaysAlive! home page

Courses in the Department of Music Edit

Ethnomusicology courses Edit

Mandatory ethics training for graduate students Edit

All music graduate students must complete this training. See:

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World Music Ensembles Edit


Programs and advising for ethnomusicology students Edit

short link: http://bit.ly/ethnoadvise

The Department of Music, Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, and folkwaysAlive! support five academic degree programs within which a specialization in ethnomusicology and world music is possible:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), major or minor in music
  • BA Honours in music
  • Embedded Certificate in World Sound Arts (can be added to any bachelor degree program across the University)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus), world music route
  • MA in Music, with concentration in ethnomusicology
  • PhD in Music, with concentration in ethnomusicology

Academic schedule 2012-13

For prospective students Edit

Please see the following sections also to learn about our programs.

For current students Edit

Undergraduate programs relevant to ethnomusicology Edit

Graduate programs relevant to ethnomusicology Edit

Note that graduate students begin with an interim advisor who serves to provide general mentorship and guidance on course and research related matters. By the end of the first year the program supervisor (or advisor, for the MA course-based route) must be selected, along with the supervisory committee (comprising two additional faculty members) for doctoral students. See the FGSR graduate program manual for more details on supervision.

  • MA with concentration in ethnomusicology
  • PhD with concentration in ethnomusicology


  • Ethics:
    • Please note that all graduate students must complete the Ethics training for Music graduate students.
    • Prior to conducting research you may be required to receive University of Alberta Research Ethics Board approval.

Check the Arts, Science, and Law Research Ethics Board web site for information and forms.

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Documentation Edit

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Conferences Edit

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Ideas & suggestions Edit

Talks, presentations, and other courses Edit

Music and Islam talk

Arab music talk

Arab poetry talk

Postcolonial Arab novel

Cultural Representations of Post-Coloniality

Introduction to Middle Eastern and African Studies

Arab cinema

Arabic 211

On Sufism

Musical acoustics

DiscoverE program, summer 2011

Bamboo Shield program, Dec 15 2011

Resources for ethnomusicological research Edit

Short URL for this section: http://bit.ly/ethnores

Library's Music research page

Library's "Ethnic" music research page

Sources for the history of ethnomusicology

Reference works for Ethnomusicology Edit

Short URL for this section: http://bit.ly/ethnoref

MusicEdit

AnthropologyEdit

SociologyEdit

LinguisticsEdit

MethodologyEdit

BibliographyEdit

Article databases Edit

Note: always check the Library's list of electronic journals first - sometimes a journal's not in jstor, but we may have a subscription through another database.

Audio databases Edit

Film databases Edit

Funding Edit

World Music Blogs Edit

http://sahelsounds.com/

http://www.awesometapes.com/

http://blogs.voanews.com/african-music-treasures/

FolkwaysAlive StaffEdit

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