The Asian Music Ensemble performs chamber instrumental music from various Asian traditions. Core instruments include a variety of East, Southeast, and Central Asian lutes, zithers, fiddles, flutes, hammered dulcimer, and percussion. We will also learn to read traditional notation, core solo and ensemble repertoires, as well as the art of collaborative music making.

  • Contact Director Chuen-Fung Wong, Associate Professor of Music, at wong@macalester.edu for more information and to schedule an audition. Prior experience in Asian music is welcome but not always required.

Registration

Registration for ensembles is taken care of by the directors of the ensembles during the first week of classes. Be aware there is some lag time between when students turn in registration information to the director and when the class appears on records.

Course Credits

  • 1 credit per semester, but only after two consecutive semesters of enrollment.
  • Study abroad does not count as an interruption.
  • Credits for ensembles do not count towards the College’s 18-credit limit.
  • Ensemble credits count towards the Fine Arts requirement, but only if the student has registered for four consecutive semesters of the same ensemble.

Rehearsal Schedule

Fridays 4:45-6:15pm.
Hewitt Hall, Music 113.

Performances

There will be one major performance per semester, with various smaller performances as the opportunities arise.

Contact

Chuen-Fung Wong, director