Certificates in Ethnomusicology and Arts

Certificate in Basic Principles of Ethnomusicology and Arts



3-14 September 2012

Certificate in Basic Principles of Ethnomusicology and Arts

The Certificate in Basic Principles of Ethnomusicology and Arts is a two week intensive course designed for experienced fieldworkers. The course, designed to assist nationals and expatriates working throughout Asia, offers an overview of Ethnomusicology and Arts from both academic and applied perspectives, and an overview of how Music and Arts advocacy benefits language communities. Discussions on foundational elements regarding Music and Arts function within individual working/living contexts, lay the groundwork for presentations and applications of some tools for beginning steps in research techniques. The course includes input sessions, microteaching, individual study, and basic application to each studentís individual context.



5-30 Aug 2013 (4 weeks)

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.


2-27 Sept 2013 (4 weeks)

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.


7 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 (4 weeks) (Provisional dates)

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 closing date for applications for the Arts classes is 3 August 2012.

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