The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE)

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WELCOME TO THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA!

http://CCE.UALBERTA.CA

(NB: The Former wiki -- including ethnomusicology course syllabi -- is archived here). Please consult for any broken links below.

Michael Frishkopf, Director,
Julia Byl, Associate Director


CALENDAR OF EVENTS: We hold a weekly meeting, Mondays at noon, including talks, jams, films, etc.. There are also occasional concerts, talks, and workshops. Please join us! (click here to see our calendar). NOTE: these meetings have now moved online; contact Michael Frishkopf if you'd like to join us from anywhere in the world.

Other useful links:

Click to join:

Maps:


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Contents

Overview

CCE's primary mission is to support musical sound for the public good, through multiple ethnomusicological activities: musical archiving, performance, research, teaching, and community engaged outreach - all contributing towards human development: improving the world through music, building and sustaining community through expressive sound.  Here "music" is defined as broadly as possible, to denote "humanly meaningful sound, transcending mere information, along with associated behaviors, discourses, social organizations, meanings, and materialities."

Thus "music" includes music, but also chant or speech, as well as associated rituals, performances, gatherings, movements, texts, musical instruments, concepts and theories, and all talk about music. (Dance and poetry are a kind of "music" using this broad definition, as are ritual chants and musical aesthetics; in fact "ethnomusicology" itself is a kind of music, leading to "metaethnomusicology": the ethnomusicology of ethnomusicology itself!)

CCE activities go beyond the ordinary duties of faculty and students (to teach, learn, research), by working collaboratively, outside the usual scope of university practices, to address (directly or indirectly) the larger social issues of our times.

At the hub of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE), housed under the Department of Music and University of Alberta Museums, is a world music archive (both digital and physical) serving as a research and teaching resource for musical and cultural traditions, locally and internationally.

Revolving around this hub is a range of research, teaching, and outreach projects, including Music for Global Human Development (m4ghd.org), K-12 education, and world music ensembles. CCE connects to a broad spectrum of academic disciplines across the Faculty of Arts, but extending also to Education and the health sciences, through the initiative entitled Songs for Sustainable Peace and Development, which has resulted in ongoing global health projects in Liberia, Ghana, and Ethiopia. CCE projects may result in printed texts (books and articles), exhibitions, conferences, symposia, concerts and workshops, or in a variety of media, including audio, video, websites, and virtual reality models.

The archival collection includes diverse instruments and more than 4000 titles in audio/video recordings. World music groups include the Indian Music Ensemble, West African Music Ensemble, and Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble, all functioning as teaching centers as well as providing outreach to local Edmonton events. We also run a Summer Study Abroad Program in Ghana, and a weekly noon series of lectures, activities, and workshops, every Wednesday noon - 1 pm in 3-47 Old Arts. The Centre helps students, staff, faculty and the general public at large to understand how people use music to connect, express, and create community and identity, and helps to effect positive change through such activities. Working locally, nationally, and globally, the CCE is of value to students and faculty in the social sciences, humanities, education, and fine arts.

The CCE team is ever changing - each project may have a different set of participants, including faculty, staff, and students at the UofA, and others in a range of communities from Edmonton, to Alberta, to Canada, and beyond. Many volunteer. When funding is available, we often employ students and others to work on these projects as Research Assistants. We hold a weekly series of meetings in 3-47 Old Arts, each Wednesday from noon to 1 pm. These meetings range in formality, from discussions to lecture presentations or workshop performances, sometimes involving out of town guests, and sometimes students and faculty at the UofA. Please join our mailing list (see below) to be kept abreast of the schedule.

This wiki site provides information about CCE as well as ethnomusicology programs at the University of Alberta, and information relevant to ethnomusicologists anywhere.

Note: this wiki is new & improved but incomplete. completion requires copying huge amounts of data from the old wiki... by hand. if you find broken links locate them on the old wiki: http://bit.ly/fwawiki and email me to request copying to here. in this way I will prioritize copying what is needed most.


MAP of key CCE locations on campus

CCE communications happen via our cce-people email list; please click to add yourself to this list and receive news and updates about CCE!

People

Staff:

  • Director, and Museums and Collections Curator: Michael Frishkopf
  • Associate Director: Julia Byl
  • Other staff: Subash Giri (graduate student assistant), Victoria Tunney (undergraduate volunteer)

Project Committee:

  • Vadim Bulitko (Science - Computing Science)
  • Piet Defraeye (Arts - Drama)
  • Brian Fauteux (Arts – Music, popular music)
  • Nancy Hannemann (University of Alberta International)
  • Shuel-let-qua Q:olosoet, also known as Cynthia Jim (independent artist and teacher, virtuoso on indigenous flute)

Physical spaces

The CCE occupies the following physical spaces in the Old Arts building on the UofA Campus:

  • Administrative office: 347F
  • Basement archive (compactor units and other shelving): Room 130
  • Basement lab: Room 130B
  • Basement storage closet: Room 130C

CCE Affiliations and Partnerships

CCE is working, has worked, or is planning to work with the following organizations:

CCE projects and activities

Ethnomusicology and World Music courses

Click here for course listings, past and present.

World Music Ensembles

Programs and advising for (prospective or actual) ethnomusicology students

quick link: http://bit.ly/ethno-advise


The Department of Music and Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology support five academic degree programs within which a specialization in ethnomusicology and world music is possible:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), major or minor in music
  • BA Honours in music
  • Embedded Certificate in World Sound Arts (can be added to any bachelor degree program across the University)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus), world music route [currently suspended due to low enrollments]
  • MA in Music, with concentration in ethnomusicology
  • PhD in Music, with concentration in ethnomusicology


For prospective students

Please see the following sections also to learn about our programs.

For current students

Student Resources - General resources for everyone, including support for writing and health

Undergraduate programs relevant to ethnomusicology

See http://calendar.ualberta.ca/

Graduate programs relevant to ethnomusicology

Note that graduate students begin with an interim advisor who serves to provide general mentorship and guidance on course and research related matters. By the end of the first year the program supervisor (or advisor, for the MA course-based route) must be selected, along with the supervisory committee (comprising two additional faculty members) for doctoral students.

See the FGSR graduate program manual for more details on supervision.

Also see the Music grad program manual.

  • MA with concentration in ethnomusicology
  • PhD with concentration in ethnomusicology

Helpful links:

Other useful links



General resources


Calendar pages:

Projects

(NB: consult the Former wiki for any broken links below.

Documentation

Links

Research

Events

Series

Conferences

Concerts/workshops

Visiting guest lecturers and artists


Ideas & suggestions

Talks, lectures, presentations, and other courses

(NB: The Former wiki -- including ethnomusicology course syllabi -- is archived here). Please consult for any broken links below.


Video as community activism in ethnomusicology

Music and Islam talk

Arab music talk

Arab poetry talk

Postcolonial Arab novel

Cultural Representations of Post-Coloniality

Introduction to Middle Eastern and African Studies

Arab cinema

Arabic 211

On Sufism

Musical acoustics

DiscoverE program, summer 2011

Bamboo Shield program, Dec 15 2011

The data of ethnomusicological research: Recent developments and challenges, by Sean Luyk

Resources in Ethnomusicology, by Sean Luyk

Resources for ethnomusicological research

Short URL for this section: http://bit.ly/emresearch

General Resources

Library's Music research guide and Anthropology research guide

Library's other research guides

Resources in Ethnomusicology, by Sean Luyk

Sean Luyk's excellent presentation, Resources in Ethnomusicology

Oxford bibliographies

Sources for the history of ethnomusicology

Student compilations of Sources for Ethnomusicology (an ongoing Music 665 project)

General (mainly) full text resources

Reference works for Ethnomusicology

Short URL for this section: http://bit.ly/ethnoref

General databases and indices

Music

Reference works online...

Websites...

World Music Archives...

Anthropology

Sociology

Linguistics

Philosophy

Methodology

Middle East Studies

Bibliography

For chaining references (relations of "citing", "cited by") see:

  • Web of Science
  • Jstor
  • Google Scholar

Very Short Introductions

This wonderful series from Oxford is now online! And we subscribe to many of the titles (on Ethnomusicology, World Music, Folk Music, and other related topics)

Click here to browse.

Article databases

Note: always check the Library's list of electronic journals first - sometimes a journal's not in jstor, but we may have a subscription through another database.

  • Jstor: best general collection of articles in humanities and social sciences
  • Web of Science: best for tracing a citation network forwards in time (what cited that book or article? find out here!)

Audio databases, sites

(also see Archives, above)

Film and video collections

Other specialized websites

Maps

Historic 19th century maps

Map collection at Columbia University

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection University of Texas, Austin

Funding

World Music Programs & Blogs

http://sahelsounds.com/

http://www.awesometapes.com/

http://blogs.voanews.com/african-music-treasures/

http://ethnomusic.podomatic.com/

Jean Jenkins on BBC

M4GHD resources

Development (general)

Media: http://www.audiencescapes.org/

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) organizations

Especially relevant to http://bit.ly/songsspd in West Africa...

GENERAL: http://www.wsp.org/about/Water-and-Sanitation-Organizations

Other:

http://www.washplus.org/

http://ghanawashproject.org/

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/ http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/factsfigures2005.pdf

http://www.cowater.com/

http://www.wsp.org/ http://www.wsp.org/media/ESI-website-presentation/index.htm

http://www.wssinfo.org/

http://www.endwaterpoverty.org

http://www.unwater.org/

http://www.washfunders.org/

http://www.wateraid.org/

http://www.washfunders.org/

http://www.susana.org/

http://water.org/

http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries

http://www.gwp.org/

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health

http://www.globalh2o.org/

http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/

http://www.safewater.org/

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council - http://www.wsscc.org/countries/africa/liberia/wash-coalition-overview

WASH United - http://www.wash-united.org/africa

Theory and history of theory - useful links

Digital archiving and repositories

  • ERA

Directions

Employment

Wikia listing SEM listing (for SEM members only - must log in)

Other

Testing

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