Ethnomusicology Student Groups: UK, Spain, Austria and Germany

It has been almost a year since we embarked in our In Discipline project. Its European focus is directly related to my experience as a newcomer to this part of the world in the midst of an economic crisis impacting universities and other higher education/research institutions. Doing In Discipline has been a fascinating journey, allowing Heather, Liza and I to encounter issues, topics, and questions that we think should be developed further. Likewise, In Discipline has put us in touch with other ethnomusicology-oriented student organizations. For this post, we have asked a number of these organizations to present themselves in their own words. We are thus starting by featuring European groups that we have gotten to know through In Discipline. However, our goal is to make available a comprehensive list of student groups around the world. That being said, if you know of or are part of an ethnomusicology student group that you want us to present, please get in touch through a comment on this post! – Ana
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Cheers and Congrats!

There is so much to celebrate during this first week of May! Exams will soon be over, graduation is just around the corner for many accomplished students, and even more exciting for some, April 15th has come and gone! April 15th is the nationally recognized deadline for applicants to accept offers to graduate programs. Now, picture me dancing around in a moving truck full of instruments and used ethno reference books, cheering, “Congratulations to all students who are officially pursuing graduate degrees in Ethnomusicology!”

As a representative of the SEM Undergraduate Committee, I want to impart some useful advice I learned from my colleagues and from my own experience on the application journey.

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In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

For this week’s post Add Discipline, we are very happy to introduce Bernd Brabec de Mori, a post-doctoral graduate who works and teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. Bernd speaks very candidly about the situation for students and graduates in ethnomusicology Some of the German-speaking parts of Europe.


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