The MMI brings together performers, artists, teachers, scholars, and students to engage in cultural and music research and study and to perform the diverse music of the Mediterranean.
For centuries, the diverse cultures of the Mediterranean have helped shape the world’s understanding of music, a powerful influence that continues to grow. The music from this region, with its non-Western instruments, tonal systems, and rhythmic forms, brings the promise of exciting new musical fusions and opportunities for both musicians and audiences. With various new media enabling a greater potential for the distribution of music, the music styles of the Eastern Mediterranean are likely to explode on the international music scene, and music educators must be prepared to help their students understand this new music.
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