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Feeling the rhythms

I’ve been back from West Africa for over three months now, and that world is feeling further and further removed from my day to day life in the US. 1,260 more words

West, Gary (2012) Voicing Scotland: Folk, Culture, Nation (Edinburgh: Luath)

West, Gary (2012) Voicing Scotland: Folk, Culture, Nation (Edinburgh: Luath)

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Voicing Scotland takes the reader on a discovery tour through Scotland’s traditional music and song culture, past and present. 70 more words


Musical (Nearly) Universals

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

Human universals refer to aspects of culture, language, behavior, and psyche found in historically and geographically distributed human populations. These include, but are by no means limited to, tools and tool-making, grammar and syntax, myths and proverbs, social groups and kinship systems, mores and moral codes, facial recognition and psychological defenses, and gestures and emotional displays. 341 more words


It's Not Just Music History

Before graduate school (and even now), defining musicology to many non-musicians led to a troublesome problem of limiting it to “music history” or “studying the history of music.” The frustration of explaining what my research interests are or what I am focusing on at the time only left my audience or peers confused. 693 more words


Summer Places

As fall classes get underway, we take a moment to share some of the activities our students and faculty pursued over the summer.

With the assistance of an Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant, … 595 more words

University Of Iowa Musicology

Washington College

Washington College (visited 8/19/16)

WAC (pronounced “whack”) is a beautiful, traditional-looking campus in the historic town of Chestertown along the Chester River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 1,029 more words

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