Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is an academic reference work. It was initiated by editors at Garland Publishing in 1988 as a 10-volume series of encyclopedias of world music. The final volumes appeared in 2001, but editions have since been updated. It is widely regarded as an authoritative academic source for ethnomusicology.[1] It is published by Routledge, which, like Garland Science, is now part of Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Volume 1: Africa - ed. Ruth M. Stone (Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana), 1997
  • Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean - ed. Daniel E. Sheehy and Dale A. Olsen, 1998
  • Volume 3: The United States and Canada - ed. Ellen Koskoff (Professor of Ethnomusicology. Eastman School of Music), 2000
  • Volume 4: Southeast Asia - ed. Terry E. Miller (Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology, Kent State University) and Sean Williams (Evergreen State College), 1998
  • Volume 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent - ed. Alison Arnold (North Carolina State University), 1999
  • Volume 6: The Middle East - ed. Virginia Danielson (Loeb Music Library, Harvard) and Dwight Reynolds, 2001
  • Volume 7: East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea - ed. Robert C. Provine (Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland) and J. Lawrence Witzleben, 2001
  • Volume 8: Europe - ed. Timothy Rice (Professor of Ethnomusicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music) and James Porter, 2000
  • Volume 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands - ed. Adrienne L. Kaeppler (curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the Smithsonian) and J. W. Love, 1998
  • Volume 10: The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools - ed. Ruth M. Stone


  1. ^ J.E. Druesedow Reference sources 2000 - JSTOR "... Sachs, Frances Densmore, and many others, but nearly the whole century passed before such a comprehensive series as The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music"