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Jay (Scott) Hackleman (Music BFA 85)

Jay (Scott) Hackleman (Music BFA 85) checks in: “Thanks to Ravi Shankar’s sponsorship, I lived in India for about a year on a grant from the American Institute of Indian Studies to apprentice with a master musical instrument maker. Since then, I’ve been busy repairing and building Indian classical instruments as well as commissions for bespoke musical instruments ( Of the bespoke instruments I’ve made, the most fun and challenging have been building the replicas of Harry Partch’s stringed instruments for the LA group PARTCH ( The most recent was the completion of a replica of ‘Kithara II’ (c. 1954) in time for PARTCH’s performance of The Wayward on Nov. 9, 2019.”