The Serbian World Music ensemble is focused on the Mediterranean and Black Sea (Balkan) states including Serbia, Macedonia, and Turkey. This is highly rhythmic and challenging melodic music is based on traditional odd meters infused with rock rhythms and jazz. This group will require committed and dedicated students to adapt to this challenging and complex music.
By the end of the semester, students will be able to play odd time signatures, learn specific Balkan music artists and their unique characteristics, develop improvisational skills, and to understand the cultural and social context of this world music.
Auditions by appointment with ensemble director Petar Janjic.