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Ensemble History: Near East Ensemble

The Near East Ensemble was created by A.J. Racy who was hired by the Music Department as a tenure-track professor in 1978. The course was first offered during the 1979-80 academic year as Music 71-171N. Professor Racy has remained the only instructor of the course. A number of community musicians have performed with the group over the years. For more information go to Near East Ensemble.

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Near East Ensemble (2007)
Photo: Jim Arkatov
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Near East Ensemble (2008)
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
    A.J. Racy teaches 'ud student in class (2008)
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
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A. J. Racy
Photo: Courtesy A.J. Racy
    Near East Ensemble (2008)
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
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Near East Ensemble (2008)
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
    Near East Ensemble (2008)
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
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