Washington University is unique in North America in offering a Classics Ph.D. with a specialized track in Ancient Music. Students will study with faculty in both the Classics and the Music Departments, learning about the Greco-Roman musical world and gaining skills in comparative musicology essential for carrying out successful research in this area.
Timothy Moore, John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics
Ancient Music, Roman Theater, Research through Performance
Patrick Burke, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Jazz and Popular Music in the United States, Music and Race
Denise Elif Gill, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
The Musical Practices of Turkey and the Middle East
Dolores Pesce, Avis Blewett Professor of Music
Western Music of the Middle Ages
- Complete the following courses:
- L08 Classics 462: Ancient Greek and Roman Music
- A 400- or 500-level course in ethnomusicology
- A 400- or 500-level course in musicology or ethnomusicology
- Complete a special field exam related to ancient music or its reception (with a specialized reading list).
- The dissertation will concern a topic in ancient music or its reception.