Indiana University is a Research 1 University offering an abundance of labs, libraries, and academic centers for scholarly endeavor. IU resources specific to folklore and ethnomusicology are renowned throughout the world, making our archives and events a destination for others with knowledge, curiosity, and expertise. Our program requires practical and applied experience within broader communities, too.
A key feature of both our campus and the mid-sized city of Bloomington is a long history of support for the music of many genres, with performances in concert halls, at house parties, in schools, museums, parks, nightclubs, and elsewhere. The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation organizes the electrifying Lotus Festival each September (a great way to kick off fall semester) and a series of remarkable events throughout the year, often in conjunction with our department.
The Mathers Museum of World Cultures provides a setting for putting into practice skills learned in our department. It offers practicum courses, research opportunities, teaching materials, tours, a Conversations on Culture podcast, and exhibits for viewers and visitors of all ages.