The Ethnomusicology Institute is a world-renowned international center for ethnomusicological research and training. We foster a research environment in which ethnomusicologists and scholars in related disciplines investigate the sound, performance, and conceptualization of musical thought and behavior. Among our prominent alumni are ethnomusicologists in the public and academic realms of the United States and 60 other countries around the world.
In sound, behavior, and concept, music is a profound means through which individuals and communities seek to understand and engage with the world. Students and faculty at the Ethnomusicology Institute work collaboratively to document, analyze, and interpret the capacities of music and sound to transform self and society across various social, political, and ideational axes.