Council on Ethnomusicology


The Council on Ethnomusicology assists the Board of Directors and the Society in the identification and analysis of professional concerns and in the development of projects, programs, and publications designed to address those concerns. The scope of the Council’s concerns includes but is not limited to: ethnomusicology-derived pedagogies for diverse musics; notions of a world music “canon;” the suspension of fieldwork due to the Covid-19 pandemic; virtual research; and intra- and interdisciplinary collaborations. In addition, the Council on Ethnomusicology, allied with the Committee for Academic Citizenship, addresses implicit systemic bias toward ethnomusicology and ethnomusicologists and problematic institutional issues and obstacles surrounding artist teachers and the teaching of diverse musics and theories.