UMass Lowell Student playing instrument in World Music Cambodian Ensemble Image by Ed Collier

The Music Department offers two ensembles featuring diverse cultures and instruments.

Latin Music Ensemble

This World Music Latin Ensemble features contemporary and classic Salsa, Bachata and Bolero music. Ensemble members often write out arrangements for the group, whose instrumentation can include vocalists, brass, guitars and various percussion instruments. For more information contact Charles Gabriel by email:

Cambodian Ensemble

An immersion into the music of non-western cultures, the Cambodian Ensemble provides instrumental and vocal instruction in the Cambodian tradition, as well as an introduction to the theory and cultural contexts that shape the practice of traditional music. Traditional Cambodian instruments are provided as well as instruction from a native master Cambodian musician, Sovann Khon. For more information contact Alan Williams by email: