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Musicology

Graduate and undergraduate programs offer scholarly exploration of the history of music in Western and non-Western cultures.

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Musicology

Outstanding faculty specializing in each major period of music, as well as in a rich variety of musical genres, make OU's musicology area leader in its field. Areas of study include the history of American music, film music, chamber music, symphonic music and opera, as well as the history of music criticism . Students also may enroll in period courses focusing on Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, as well as 20th century before 1945 and 1945 to present. During each semester, the Collegium Musicum performs a concert of Early Music.

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Ethnomusicology

OU's outstanding ethnomusicology faculty are leaders in the field with specific expertise in world music, Native American music, the music of India, European music, Japanese music, Christian Indigenization, Gender, and Afro/ Caribbean. Students have the opportunity to take part in small ensembles providing in-depth opportunities to study Native American flute, steel band, and African drumming.

Graduate study of musicology and ethnomusicology at OU leads to the Master of Music degree andprepares students for doctoral study in outstanding programs across the country. Recent graduates have earned admission for doctoral study at such schools as UCLA, University of Illinois and University of Chicago.

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The Early Music Television Series, a program administered by the University of Oklahoma, offers a series of professionally produced video programs that focus on important topics, composers, and works of early music. Designed for educators to use in the classroom and in the media library, these programs are written to be engaging both to the general public and to students of musicology.

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In India the word Masala means spice and, beyond food, may apply in other contexts such as music. The Masala World Music Series, which regularly invites highly-acclaimed performers of world music to campus, offers additional opportunities to study and participate in workshops of world music in its cultural context.

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This music series highlights Native American music and dance with concert performances in Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall.