The UT Middle East Ensemble brings the community together in several ways. First, the ensemble invites musicians from the community to participate. Second, the ensemble itself is a welcoming community of friends and musicians from a multitude of backgrounds. Thirdly, the ensemble performs in numerous community outreach events, sharing music from a region of the world that's often misrepresented and misunderstood. Music reflects culture and humanity and is an integral part of our day-to-day lives.