Ep 8: Ethnomusicology Programs with Vivek Virani

Today Scott is joined by Vivek Virani, who teaches Ethnomusicology and Music Theory courses at the University of North Texas.

If you really love music, and are passionate about how different cultures interact with music, this episode is perfect for you!

Listen in as Vivek Virani walks you through courses he teaches, reveals who exactly might make a good ethnomusicology student, and more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Exactly what the field of “ethnomusicology” encompasses.
  • What career opportunities await ethnomusicology students upon graduation.
  • How to succeed in an ethnomusicology program.
  • Vivek’s recommendations for things to read to help you jumpstart you’re education if you’re going into an ethnomusicology program or class.
  • And much more!

University of North Texas

University of North Texas logo

The University of North Texas is one of the largest public research universities in the U.S., and has 101 bachelor’s, 82 master’s, and 38 doctoral degree programs. Their mission is to be a community of doers and dreamers, and are committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. In addition to the UNT Emerald Eagle Scholars program, students also have access to tutors, academic advising, health services, and internship opportunities as well as an array of student clubs and organizations.

  • Year Established: 1890
  • Student Population: ~38,000
  • Location: Denton, TX
  • Mascot: Eagle

Ethnomusicology Degree from University of North Texas

The MA in Music, Ethnomusicology Concentration degree program at The University of North Texas gives students the opportunity to study and engage in music cultures, and prepares them for careers in academia and the public sector. Students in this program can take classes like Review of Jazz History, Music of Africa, Anthropology of Sound, and Ethnomusicology Transcription and Analysis.

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