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Using music as an entry into a variety of cultures, social classes, and populations, the discipline of ethnomusicology has become an important field of study for students interested in music education, music performance, music history, performance studies (ritual studies, dramaturgy and ethno-choreology), cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and other interdisciplinary fields. Learn more about the academic requirements. Contact Dr. Jon McCollum ( for more information!


  • Among the various lessons, students learned Cuban dance.

    Seventeen Washington College students grabbed the opportunity of a lifetime over winter break living in Havana, Cuba, studying the vibrant ties between music and culture there, and learning much more about another world.