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Ensemble History: Music of Korea Ensemble

The Music of Korea Ensemble was created when Danny Lee was hired by the Music Department as a lecturer in 1967. The course was first offered during the 1968-69 academic year as Music 70/170N. The two instructors for the Music of Korea Ensemble have been: Danny Lee (1967-97) and DongSuk Kim (1997 to 2013). A number of community musicians have performed with the group over the years. 

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Dong Youp Lee playing Korean daegum
Photo: Courtesy Ethnomusicology Archive
  Max Harrell and the Music of Korea Ensemble
Photo: Courtesy Ethnomusicology Archive
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Music of Korea Ensemble (2004)
Photo: Tim Rice
  Music of Korea Ensemble at the Hammer Museum
(2005) Photo: Romeo Guzman
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DongSuk Kim teaches kayagum in the Korea Room
(2008)  Photo: Reed Hutchinson
  Music of Korea Ensemble (2006)
Photo: Todd Cheney
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