UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications

Director: Kathleen Hood
(310) 825-5947

1555 Schoenberg Music Building

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The UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications Program was established in 1960. Over the years, Ethnomusicology Publications has published, sold, and distributed journals, monographs, and audio-visual materials. Today, Ethnomusicology Publications has a catalogue with over 40 items, including the respected occasional journal Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology.

The history of the field of ethnomusicology at UCLA is inseparably tied to its Ethnomusicology Publications Program, one of the first in the United States. In 1960, Mantle Hood founded the Institute of Ethnomusicology at UCLA as a concrete embodiment of his philosophies about the field of ethnomusicology. Not long after, the Institute’s Publications Program began, as an outlet for the faculty’s research. From this time forth, the Publications Program was a steady source of documentation, not just of world music genres and performers, but also one of the field of ethnomusicology itself.

Music Alive in the Archive: An Exploration of Kulintang Music in the Danongan Kalanduyan
The Ethnomusicology Archive holds one of the world’s great collections of audio and video recordings documenting kulintang gong music and dance around the world. They are now freely accessible to the public on the California Revealed website. Archivist Maureen Russell documented the celebration of the collection’s launch for Ethnomusicology Review.
UCLA Ethnomusicology Professor Named Bakë-Jairazbhoy Chair for Indian Ocean Studies
Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, adjunct professor of ethnomusicology at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Bakë-Jairazbhoy Chair for Indian Ocean Studies at the Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), an affiliate with Calicut University in Kerala, India. The chair was created for the specific purpose of recovering and
63rd Annual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference Features UCLA Students, Faculty and Alumni
Nearly 50 UCLA students, faculty and alumni participated in the 63rd annual Society for Ethnomusicology Conference. The meeting, the largest of its kind, gathered together 1,000 international ethnomusicologists, musicologists, anthropologists and scholars of sound studies, and featured a series of live music performances.

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Telephone: (310) 825-5947
Fax: (310) 206-4738
Mail: Ethnomusicology Publications
UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
Box 951657
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1657


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