Ethnomusicology Student Groups

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

Ethnomusicologists in the UK – Created by Dr Fiorella Montero Diaz – Nov 2008 (729 members). The idea for this Facebook group emerged from personal experience. In 2007 I [Fiorella] left Peru to study an M.Mus in Ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths. Back in Lima there were no degrees in ethnomusicology, so I had to go abroad to pursue one. I was thrilled to be in a country where ethnomusicology was offered by many universities and other higher education institutions. Continue reading…

JAM Catalunya, Asturias, Madrid y Granada.  Learn about the different branches of JAM, the Joven Asociación de Musicólogos (Young Association of Musicologists), located in different parts of Spain. In the Spanish context musicology encompasses both Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology and, very often, Popular Music Studies, among other music-oriented disciplines. Each branch of JAM has written a brief paragraph to explain us who they are and what they do. Continue reading…

EMuK, the Ethnomusicological Culture Association Vienna, aims to foster interdisciplinary theoretical and practical approaches and discussions about music, dance, and theatre across the globe. The network with, and cooperation among young academics in this area is strengthened through bi-monthly meetings at different locations in Vienna. A prolific relationship exists with the Institute for Musicology and Vienna University, the Institute for Folk Music research and Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts, as well as the Austrian committee of the ICTM… Continue reading…

BEAM (Berlin Ethnomusicology and the Anthropology of Music) is a Berlin based research group dedicated to the ethnographic study of music. We welcome local and international scholars and students in the fields of ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology as well as others engaged in musical research within and across related disciplines. Continue reading…

AMU Ethnomusicology Student Group (Poznań). Our Ethnomusicology Student Group was founded in 2013 as a section of the Musicology Research Group at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (AMU). The inspiration to form such a group came from student fieldwork in Belarus. Since then we have been running an ethnomusicological center in Poznań. We collaborate in many different ways with the AMU Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, as well as The Oskar Kolberg Institute. Continue reading…

EthnomusiKa is an organization devoted to music and musicians from all over the world that supports both research and public awareness of musical knowledge and practices. Created in 2007 by a group of ethnomusicology students from three Universities (EHESS, Paris Sorbonne, Nanterre University), ethnomusiKa has become a platform to enable students and world music lovers to gather, discuss, share, practice and listen to music together. Constinue reading…

Post-ip (Post in Progress) was founded in 2009, through the initiative of a group of post-graduate students from the University of Aveiro (Portugal). They proposed organising an international academic meeting as part of activities at the University of Aveiro branch of the Institute of Ethnomusicology – Centre for Studies in Music and Dance (INET-md). Continue reading…



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