The World Music Combo is a diverse group of auditioned student musicians who already understand song-form structure and have learned basic jazz improvisational skills.
Reflecting the multiple cultures of our NMH student body, musical styles include jazz standards, Latin, African, Chinese, Indian, classical, fusion, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. One-half academic credit is given for a year's participation.
- Santamaria: Afro Blue
- Zito: Brazilian Fantasy
- James: Grazin' in the Grass
- Formell: Sandunguera
- Hancock: Chameleon
- Spyro Gyra: Morning Dance
- Mangione: Children of Sanchez, Feels So Good
The World Music Combo performs at school concerts, campus meetings, coffee houses, and off-campus events. Occasionally, members of the Combo are also required to perform as a part of the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, or Symphony Orchestra.
Ayla Varol Clark is a kanun instrument teacher in the music department. Please click here for more information.