Introduction to Makam

Age 15+

New! Explore Middle Eastern music. This class is designed for those who are interested in learning about makam and music from Turkey, the Balkans, Greece, the Arab world and modern-day Iran.  Students will be taught the mechanics of makam (how it works and how it is different from Western music) development of taksim (improvisation), analysis of repertoire, makam aesthetics (how to listen to makam music) and performance practice.

All instrumentalists, vocalists and avid music listeners 15 years and older are welcome.

Class Details


Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard House 3/22/22 - 6/14/22 Tuesdays 8:00pm - 9:00pm 60 minutes 15+ Tevje Stevig $250.00 Register

Spring term is 10 weeks

Students registered for classes in Fall Term are automatically reenrolled in Spring Term

How To Enroll

To enroll in Introduction to Makam, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Introduction to Makam, please fill out our inquiry form.

Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.


Tev Stevig

Tev Stevig

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