Mantle Hood, a founder of ethnomusicology, the study of world music in its cultural context, who created the ethnomusicology program at UCLA, has died. He was Hood died July 31 at his home in Ellicott City, Md. Hood joined the UCLA faculty in and created what is now the department of ethnomusicology in He envisioned a complete approach to the study of his field.
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As Chris Waterman said to the LA Times in , "Mantle Hood was among a select group of scholars in the s to take seriously the study of what was then called non-Western music. I thought I would share some of those with you today. They paint a vivid portrait of the early years of the Institute. Dissertation outline from William Malm.
Study plan from Robert E. Hormoz Farhat details his studies to Hood. To see more of the collection, make an appointment and visit the Archive. For permission to use any Hood images, contact the Archivists. View the discussion thread. Jump to Navigation.
Ethnomusicology Review. Submitted by Maureen Russell on July 21, - pm. The collection also includes some photographs. Hormoz Farhat. Robert E Brown. These postings are not peer reviewed and do not reflect the opinion of Ethnomusicology Review. We support the expression of controversial opinions, and welcome civil discussion about them. We do not, however, tolerate overt discrimination based on race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, and reserve the right to remove posts that we feel might offend our readers.
Deeply interdisciplinary, the field of ecomusicology is a branch of study exploring the various and complex nexus between people, nature and sounds. Ecomusicologists can come from the fields of composition, acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics, ethnomusicology, Journal Submissions Learn how to submit your work to the Ethnomusicology Review. Individual articles are the copyright of their authors.
Mantle Hood June 24, — July 31, was an American ethnomusicologist. Among other areas, he specialized in studying gamelan music from Indonesia. Hood pioneered, in the s and s, a new approach to the study of music, and the creation of the first American university program devoted to ethnomusicology , at the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA. He was known for a suggestion, somewhat novel at the time, that his students learn to play the music they were studying.
Mantle Hood, 87; Professor, Pioneer in Studying World’s Music and Cultures
Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: Mantle Hood collection