Definition of ethnomusicology in English:

ethnomusicology

noun

  • [mass noun] The study of the music of different cultures, especially non-Western ones.

    • ‘He studied music at the University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh and afterward continued his studies in the United States, where he received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University.’
    • ‘The usages are therefore many and varied in the history of Western art and folk music and in ethnomusicology.’
    • ‘Born in New York in 1954, Brozman later studied music and ethnomusicology at Washington University, with an emphasis on the earliest roots of Delta blues.’
    • ‘David Cooper's recent work on the collection is thus to be welcomed in the area of ethnomusicology as well as cultural studies scholarship.’
    • ‘A professor in the departments of ethnomusicology and music at UCLA, he is a recognized authority on the music of Duke Ellington.’
    • ‘The author stresses that he derived his approach from three different fields of study: cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies.’
    • ‘Professor Mans, who holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology and music education, has for many years focused her research on the music and dance of all Namibian people.’
    • ‘I believe it would be a positive contribution to the discipline if composers could produce and maintain a serial publication that rivalled the major journals in historical musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory.’
    • ‘In 1993-4, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Legon, Ghana and the National Theatre of Ghana, studying ethnomusicology and percussion.’
    • ‘Namu Lwanga, a native Ugandan living in the United States, has a degree in ethnomusicology and has mastered and performs a wide variety of Ugandan traditional instruments.’
    • ‘In addition, they will conduct graduate classes, present performances and participate in Harvard courses in subjects such as art history, music, ethnomusicology, languages and civilization.’
    • ‘The academic world of ethnomusicology, anthropology, and folklore was an unfathomable concept to her informants.’
    • ‘Subject areas were progressively expanded to embrace the burgeoning disciplines of ethnomusicology, electronics, performing practice, gender studies and much more besides.’
    • ‘Many of the authors seem to consider ethnomusicology as a scientific discipline whose goal is to objectively record and notate music.’
    • ‘I began my study of bhangra music in Toronto while a Master's student in ethnomusicology at York, a university with a large and active South Asian community.’
    • ‘As an apical figure in the establishment of ethnomusicology, his theoretical innovations were initially influential in ethnomusicology and musicology departments and then adopted by anthropologists.’
    • ‘In the early history of folk music research and ethnomusicology, scholars doing fieldwork were often photographed organizing their collections and making their recordings.’
    • ‘Combining ethnography and ethnomusicology, he shows how Kiowa hymns have generated a uniquely Indian Christian practice.’
    • ‘She told me that she was majoring in music, played the cello, hoped to earn a doctorate in ethnomusicology, and eventually become a professor of music.’
    • ‘Alice Moyle was present at the births of the new discipline of ethnomusicology and the new field of Australian Aboriginal music.’

Pronunciation:

ethnomusicology

/ˌɛθnəʊmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒi/