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Етномузикология за етнолози
Ethnomusicology for Ethnologists

Teaching Challenges

Author(s): Natalia Rashkova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Education, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Higher Education
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: ethnomusicology; music; education
Summary/Abstract: The focus of this paper is on the specific thematic aspect of the author's lecture course on Ethnomusicology among the Ethnology specialty disciplines at the Paisiy Hilendarski University of Plovdiv. The conceptual contribution of Prof. Todor Iv. Zhivkov to the systematic development of the teaching program for this university specialty is highlighted. Teaching ethnologists Ethnomusicology focuses on the most recent and up-to-date scientific progress in this area related to the anthropological approach to music. In the course of education, the students create competences for recognition, observation, and analysis of the ways of expressing basic parameters of culture through the music. The mechanisms and the meaning of the musical activities in a particular type of culture (the traditional one) and in the contemporary events of musical cultural inheritance are outlined.