Certificates in Ethnomusicology and Arts

EthnoArts Certificate Classes 2015


What is EthnoArts?

Art forms, like language, are found in every culture. Ethnic Art forms (songs, poems, dance, drama, verbal arts, and visual arts) are fundamental elements of any cultural system, and reflect the heart concerns and responses of a culture. They are communication tools. Oral traditions house their library of cultural and value-centered information, not in buildings or in books on shelves, but in songs, poems, dances, dramas, stories, visual arts, and other expressive mediums. These cultural traditions, when accessed appropriately, function as an effective bridge for an oral tradition's comfortable movement towards new innovations which are entering their changing life context.





Certificates in Ethnomusicology and Arts

These courses provide participants with a framework for increased awareness of these expressive cultural forms, an opportunity to learn and apply research tools to assist them in understanding and documenting these art forms, and tools for application to domains such as Language Development, Community Development, Scripture Engagement and Use, and more.


17th August - 11th September 2015

EthnoArts Analysis Techniques

This course provides the participants with a framework for analyzing a variety of expressive cultural forms. The participants explore tools assisting them in understanding and documenting the structural components of the art forms they may encounter within a variety of cultural contexts.


14th September - 9th October 2015

Research Methods in EthnoArts

This course provides the participants with a framework for understanding a variety of expressive cultural forms. The participants have the opportunity to practice investigative methods (predominantly ethnographic research) for understanding several varieties of performing arts on the terms of the people who create and understand them best.


15th October - 10th November 2015

Applied EthnoArts

This course is designed to increase participants' awareness of how the Arts function within their working/living context, to offer some tools for beginning steps in research techniques related to the Arts, and to offer solid helps in specific ways that Arts can be applied appropriately within various cultural contexts.




Contact Person

For questions about the Ethnomusicology and Arts courses, please contact Debbi Hosken at debbi_hosken@sil.org.


Application Form

The application deadline for the Arts classes is 30 June 2015.

Download the Application for EthnoArts Certificate Courses

Instructions for Application Form
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  • Type your full name on the "Signature of Applicant" line.
  • When complete, email to Debbi Hosken at debbi_hosken@sil.org.
If you are unable to edit the document please contact Debbi Hosken at debbi_hosken@sil.org.