Arab Music Studies Minor

Arab Music Studies is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the production and dissemination of knowledge about Arab music as a repertoire (or set of repertoires), system of musical practice, and cultural phenomenon.

The minor in Arab music studies offers students an opportunity to explore Arab history, society, and culture from a musical direction. It is expected to appeal to students interested in pursuing careers in the arts (especially in the MENA) and/or graduate work in anthropology, ethnomusicology, or Middle Eastern studies. The minor emphasizes hands-on training in Arab music performance, but prior experience in music performance is not required or even expected for students who undertake it.