Music of Korea Ensemble

Music of Korea Ensemble

Course information:

ETHNMUS 91J and 161J

Director: Gamin Kang

This performance ensemble provides students with an introduction to Korean traditional music genres, aesthetics, and performance styles. This class will focus on folk music ensembles and will be taught in an oral manner. Instructor Gamin Kang teaches group lessons and students will learn performance techniques on multiple Korean instruments, such as danso (bamboo flute), piri (small double reed oboe), janggu (hourglass drum), gayageum (12 strings zither), and vocals.

For information about course enrollment, contact instructor Gamin Kang.


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