The University of Turku’s Department of Musicology conducts top-quality research in the many different fields of cultural musicology.
The Department of Musicology has cultivated extensive networks that include other universities and actors in the music industry at the local, domestic and international levels.
Musicology examines music in all its different forms and provides the methods for hearing, interpreting, explaining and utilising sonic culture.
Director of Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), Professor Martin Cloonan was part of a research group that carried out the world’s first live music census in the United Kingdom in March 2017. The results suggest that small live music venues are facing a number of threats that could affect their long-term future.