The World Music Ensemble combines Western and non-Western instruments to create unique interpretations of melodies through performing, composing, (re)arranging, and improvisation. This course is considered a general overview of world music. The course highlights the various techniques and interpretation as applied to the different genres explored. The ensemble will explore repertoire from all corners of the world and offer performance opportunities in diverse world music traditions including the classical music, folk music and popular music of various cultural traditions. Students are expected by the end of the course to be able to have a reasonable understanding of different musical traditions and the traditional rhythms associated with them. Students will enhance their technical and artistic abilities through playing. The World Music Ensemble is open to music majors and non-music majors as well as members of the community with experience in music. Interested students must be able play any instrument. Enrollments subject to audition and public performances are presented. The ability to read music is a plus.