UC Santa Barbara Music of India Ensemble

Course Information

Course Numbers: MUS A 70I, 170I, 270I (Ethnomusicology Ensemble)

Director: Scott Marcus

Rehearsal Times: TBA

Rehearsal Location: TBA

Course Description

The UCSB Music of the India Ensemble studies North Indian classical music on the sitar, one of the major instruments of North Indian classical music.  In addition to working towards an end-of-the-quarter recital of the material learned during the quarter, the class considers a wealth of musical, social, and cultural aspects of North Indian classical music.

The beginning sitar class meets in Winter and Spring quarters, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am - 10:50 am. No prior experience is expected.  We provide the sitars.   

                Note: Beginning sitar is taught each year only in Winter quarter. The following Spring quarter class is for students who began their studies in Winter quarter.

The continuing/advanced sitar class is scheduled TBA based on the students' collective schedules.

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Audition Information

There are no auditions for this ensemble. Musicians of all levels of experience are encouraged to join. Please attend the first class meeting or contact Professor Scott Marcus at  smarcus@music.ucsb.edu for more information.