About the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble
Established in 1994, the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble welcomes students, faculty, and community musicians. We explore the styles and repertoires of Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, and Greek musical traditions. Faculty and ensemble members together study new and different repertoires of music. The ensemble has become an exemplar of the student/faculty research that characterizes William & Mary.
Over the years, the group has presented numerous formal concerts featuring guest artists from a variety of Arab and Middle Eastern music traditions. Through education and outreach, this ensemble has enriched campus and community life with its many concerts, guest artists, and scholars. The group generally gives 1-2 formal full-length concerts per semester, usually with a guest artist, and several shorter performances at events on campus and in the community.