MUSI2077 Music and Culture: an overseas fieldtrip
Course Type: disciplinary elective for music majors/minors, free elective for others
Prerequisite: NIL (admission by interview)
Instructor: Dr. Jose Vicente NEGLIA
Semester: First Semester 2023/24
Time: 4:30pm-6:20pm, Tuesday
Venue: CRT-11.01 Seminar Room
This year's experiential learning project will take place in Tokyo, Japan, during the fall Reading Week. In Japan, students will partake in various field work projects, and will participate in workshops and other events. The goal of the course is to introduce students to fieldwork-based research. Please note that priority will be given to music majors, although non-majors are welcome to enrol as well.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • have a deepened appreciation and understanding of Japanese music
  • be able to conduct basic fieldwork research
Assessment will be based on written assignments, a final project, and participation.

  • music in Japan
  • introduction to ethnography
  • introduction to fieldwork recording
  • Milioto Matsue, Jennifer. Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan (Routledge).
  • Wade, Bonnie. Music in Japan: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (OUP).