This guide will help you find materials and resources for research in Ethnomusicology. Use the tabs above or the links below to navigate through the guide.
Top resources for research in Ethnomusicology:
- The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,209 essays and images from 10 sources and hundreds of audio examples.
- Smithsonian global sound
Smithsonian Global Sound (produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
As the official journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), Ethnomusicology is the premier publication in the field. Its scholarly articles represent current theoretical perspectives and research in ethnomusicology and related fields, while playing a central role in expanding the discipline in the United States and abroad. Aimed at a diverse audience of musicologists, anthropologists, folklorists, cultural studies scholars, musicians, and others, this inclusive journal also features book, recording, film, video, and multimedia reviews. Peer-reviewed by the Society’s international membership, Ethnomusicology has been published three times a year since the 1950s.
Also available in print in the Music Library. Call number: ML1.E77
- Yearbook for Traditional Music
The International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) is a Non-Governmental Organisation in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. Its aims are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. Their Yearbook for Traditional Music is a refereed scholarly journal which carries essays, reviews, and reports in the area of traditional music and dance research. Also available in print in the Music Library. Call number: ML1.I719
- Society for Ethnomusicology Resource List
The Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) was founded in 1955 to promote the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. In addition to publishing the premier journal in the field, SEM maintains resources lists online covering: societies and organizations; journals; institutions and centers; archives, libraries, and museums; indexes and reference sites; special projects of interest; funding sources; and email discussion lists.
- Oxford Music Online
Includes: Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music.
UW Ethnomusicology Archives
School of Music
University of Washington
Music Building, Room 41
Seattle, WA 98195