Ph.D. in ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
Head of the Ethnomusicology Division: Dr. Michael Tenzer (Tel: 604-822-3405 or E-mail: michael.tenzer(at)ubc.ca)
1. Ethnomusicology Division
2. Program Information
- Pre-requisites & Curriculum
- Review Entrance (Placement) Exam requirements. These exams are administered just before the start of the Fall term.
3. Application Requirements specific to the PH.D. in Ethnomusicology
Follow the general graduate application guidelines in How to Apply and in addition:
- Take the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and request that your scoring report be forwarded to the School of Music using University of British Columbia's institution code 0965 along with department code 2302 (for Music History, Musicology, and Theory).
Note: UBC graduates within 3 years prior to application are exempt from this requirement.
Note: Some applicants, especially those whose first language is not English, may request an exemption from this requirement. Please submit a request and explanation in writing, leaving sufficient time to take the GRE if your petition is denied.
- Submit one or more writing samples that demonstrate substantial prior training in Ethnomusicology.
- Submit a statement of your research interest, such as proposed culture area to be examined and particular approach (e.g., social, historical, analytic, etc.)
- A transcription exercise will be required of all applicants to the program. This exercise will become available on the Ethnomusicology website the first or second weekend after the deadline for the application; applicants will be contacted by the department with further instructions. Most students will use standard Western notation, but modified Western notation or other systems are acceptable.