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Letter to Students Interested in the Arab Music Ensemble

Dear New Cal Poly Student:

Welcome to the Music Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo! We are delighted that you would like to further your musical education at Cal Poly, and we are confidant in your ability to find a great fit in one or more of our performing ensembles!

As the Music Department ethnomusicologist and director of the Arab Music Ensemble, I would like to invite you to perform the art and popular music of a wide range of Arabic-speaking societies as well as wonderful selections from the larger region. The group is a combined choir and orchestra that gives enthusiastically received concerts in coordination with a fantastic ensemble of dancers.

Please visit the Arab Music Ensemble web page and our page in the Music Department Ensemble Brochure. Also feel free to visit my faculty Web page, or to contact me with any questions about performing or ethnomusicology.

Again, welcome — and congratulations on your acceptance into Cal Poly!

Sincerely,

Kenneth S. Habib
Associate Professor
Davidson Music Center, Room 218C
(805)756-2741