Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product
- 1st July, 2019 - 10th July, 2019
Combined with the extensive experience of CEU’s Cultural Heritage Studies and CEU’s Arts and Culture Center, this course provides an insight into the intangible heritage scene and its most universally accessible fields: music. This course tackles the methods and approaches of modern musicology / ethnomusicology as an integral part of heritage studies, using music as a tool for analysing and describing social changes, interaction of state policies, culture, cultural heritage and audience, as well as a potent identity marker. The other major theme of the course is to explore various aspects of musical heritage management creating audience development-focused, yet socially conscious business policies; as well as to present a contemporary and viable approach to responsible arts management. The course includes a field trip providing both a unique opportunity to get further insights into research methods and a real-life experience of traditional music. The course relies greatly on both CEU lecturers and leading scholars in the field such as Jonathan Stock from University College Cork, as well as Martin Stokes from King’s College London (author of “Ethnicity, Identity and Music: The Musical Construction of Place.”). The complex heritage aspects of the course will be presented in the format of lectures, seminar discussions, workshops, a field trip and more.