Center for Ethnomusicology

The Center for Ethnomusicology is a unique institution in the discipline and at Columbia University. Founded in 1967 by Professor Willard Rhodes and Professor Nicholas England, the Center was an institutional home to the prominent mid-century music collector Laura Boulton during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Boulton's huge collection of field recordings from around the world forms the core of the Center's archival holdings.

The Center also houses a significant collection of musical instruments, including the Leonard C. Holvik Collection of traditional Japanese instruments. The Center is also much more than an archive of tapes and instruments. It is the hub of the graduate program in ethnomusicology at Columbia, and a fountain of musical activity on the Columbia campus.

Learn more on The Center for Ethnomusicology's official website: