Overview: Founded in August 2002, the Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology covers three areas of concentration: Research and Preservation, Performance and Heritage, and Multimedia Applications, which was initiated in 2006 with the aim of improving students´ information skills and competence and bringing the traditional values together with the modern information society. In 2014, we reorganized with two areas of concentration: Research and Preservation, and Multimedia Applications. We are dedicated to in-depth research on Taiwan´s traditional music culture, its performance and education and its preservation. In recent years, we have diversified our studies to include the neighboring Austronesian cultures and digital archiving. The institute´s mission is to train skilled personnel in academic research, performance, teaching and applications of ethnic music, as well as explore creative possibilities for the preservation, research, innovation, promotion and dissemination of Taiwan´s traditional music.
Curriculum: Interdisciplinary studies are a hallmark of the Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology. Students in each area of concentration are required to take a minimum of 10 credits for required courses and 24 elective credits.
Facilities: The Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology offers independent teaching space for each area of concentration while also sharing facilities and resources with other departments and graduate institutes in the College of Music, including the recital hall, the music library, the piano rooms, the multi-functioned classrooms, and the theater.
In September 2004, the Department of Music and our institute co-founded the first institution dedicated to digital music archiving among Taiwan´s music colleges, the Music Digital Archive Center, which has since joined the lineup of teaching and practice facilities of the College of Music and contributed to the improvement in the quality of academic outputs."