Applied Ethnomusicology: Bridging Research and Action

  • Svanibor Pettan Department of Musicology, University of Ljubljana
Keywords: music, conflict transformation, applied ethnomusicology, action research


This article provides a brief sketch of how scholars may be actively involved in conflict transformation efforts using music or the arts beyond their purely artistic connotations. Here I will explore the ways in which music has been employed in some ethnomusicological projects based on my personal experiences, which can hopefully stimulate debate and provide some ideas for other scholars in different branches of humanities and social sciences.