Musicology

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Western’s graduate programs in musicology offer both an outstanding academic experience and opportunities to pursue innovative research across a wide range of subject areas. Our faculty’s expertise extends chronologically from the early part of the last millennium to the art music and popular music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Thanks to the variety of approaches and areas of expertise of our musicology faculty members, students receive a solid grounding in research methodologies, repertoires, and time periods and in critical thinking. Our Faculty’s campus connections with scholars in programs such as Medieval Studies, American Studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, and Philosophy mean that students are encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, where appropriate, and are able easily to access a yet broader array of scholarly expertise beyond the Faculty of Music.

MA degree requirements

PhD requirements