We offer a public practice concentration in Folklore and Ethnomusicology focused on public and applied areas of our work. Public folklorists and applied ethnomusicologists draw upon their disciplinary training and knowledge to help communities address cultural concerns and social problems.
Often working as respectful collaborators, these scholars have forged inroads into a variety of public spheres, including the arts, historic preservation, museums, archives, law, public health, medicine, social work, gerontology, music production, documentary arts, heritage tourism, cultural policy, conflict resolution, labor rights, and other related fields.
Any M.A. or Ph.D. level graduate student in the department, and Ph.D. minors from other departments, are eligible to pursue this concentration.