Join the Department of Ethnomusicology as it pays tribute to the career and achievements of Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology A.J. Racy, who will be retiring from the School of Music. This special evening reception will feature remarks from the Inaugural Dean and video highlights celebrating Racy’s 43-year career at UCLA.
As an internationally renowned performer, composer and author, Racy is respected for his musicianship and publications including the award-winning book, “Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab.” He has been the recipient of numerous honors and is also a master of multiple traditional instruments including the nay, a reed-flute, and buzuq, a long-necked fretted lute.
In honor of Professor Racy's expansive career and dedication to student success, the School of Music has established the A.J. Racy Scholarship in Ethnomusicology to support graduate and undergraduate scholars in their studies. To celebrate Professor Racy’s career with a gift to this fund, click here.