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.

UAE National Day celebrations at NYU Abu Dhabi.

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.