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Scott Marcus

Dr. Scott Marcus, founder and director of the UCSB Middle East Ensemble, teaches in the Music Department at UCSB. He studied Middle Eastern music at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), under Dr. Ali Jihad Racy and in Cairo, Egypt. Scott spent the last six months of 1998 with his family in Cairo, researching present-day mizmar (folk oboe) traditions.

Dwight Reynolds

Dr. Dwight Reynolds, leader, along with Scott Marcus, of the Ensemble's chorus, teaches Arabic Language and Literature in the Department of Religious Studies at UCSB. He is the head of the UCSB Program in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies and the director of the new UCSB Center for Middle East Studies. Dwight has traveled and conducted research in Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria, and Algeria.

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