Musical Ethnography

LASE and Music
MUSI 3070
Course units: 3
Course Section: 
Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

This course introduces students to the social & cultural study of music, primarily drawing on material from ethnomusicology and anthropology. Students will work together over the course of the year to put these ideas into practice through a fieldwork-based project on music in Charlottesville. This project builds on the work of the course’s first cohort, in 2018-19, to create a musical map of Charlottesville, based on research with local artists and community members. In 2019-20, students will continue building relationships with these individuals and scenes; and will  further develop the map in collaboration with local musicians. The aim is to produce an interactive tool that tells the story of music and musicianship in town. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45am

Room TBA

Enrollment: 11