Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


  • Identify and describe various instruments and genres of Greek and Cypriot folk music
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by assessing the similarities and differences amongst   
  • Describe and critically appraise how political, cultural, religious, historical and geographic factors influenced the development and evolution of Greek and Cypriot folk and urban music as a whole and of specific regional styles in particular

      different regional styles using musicological and ethnomusicological perspectives.

  • Examine and assess the past, present and future of folk music in Greece and Cyprus, taking into consideration the role it plays in local, regional and national communities.
  • Draw inferences from Greek folk music and become more aware of the reflection of cultural

values and beliefs on any type of music, of the rich variety of music from around the world, as well as more comfortable and competent in using world music in their teaching (if they are majoring in music education).