Abstracts of issue 18 (2003)

Katy Romanou

Under which Conditions do Departments of Music Performance and Musicology Coexist in U.S. Universities?

The speaker used the example of the School of Music of Indiana University (in Bloomington) in order to show the conditions under which departments of music performance and musicology coexist in U.S. universities. She spoke of the possibilities of cooperation among the departments in artistic events and large-scale performances, but stressed their autonomy in matters of faculty elections and study programmes. Because of this autonomy no problems arise from the fact that most professors in performance do not hold a doctoral degree, but for certain faculties (theory, musicology) a doctoral degree is indispensable. The speaker spoke also of the school’s facilities for students’ training in performance and of the importance of the University’s research centres.

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