Sarah Eyerly - Coordinator of Musicology
The Musicology area offers graduate programs in ethnomusicology and historical musicology with rich interaction between the two.
The Musicology area practices a discipline that comprises all scholarship in music. Graduate students study both ethnomusicology and historical musicology with rich interaction between the two as part of the curriculum. The faculty, with a strong international profile, employs diverse methodologies in work that treats contemporary and historical musicological topics around the globe.
Fundamental to our program is a belief in the inseparability of scholarship and live music making. Multiple Early Music and World Music Ensembles are integral to the program. The College of Music maintains an outstanding collection of musical instruments of many cultures and historical periods that is used actively by students and faculty alike. A well-equipped ethnomusicology laboratory allows scholars to record, edit, transcribe, and analyze sound and video recordings. An annual program of guest lecturers and performers provides additional resources to stimulate thinking, inspire new projects, and develop national and international networks. Musicology students at Florida State work in the Warren D. Allen Music Library, the most comprehensive music library in the region.
All students in the program are automatically considered for support in the form of research or teaching assistantships, which provide full-time tuition and a modest stipend. Additional funding is available for research as well as for attendance and participation at professional meetings. Some area scholarship support is also available. Musicology faculty and students at Florida State regularly present their work at regional, national, and international conferences. Faculty are published by the major academic and scholarly presses. Students have a strong record of prestigious national and international grants and fellowships. Alumni of the program teach in colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.