Welcome to Makam New York

A Non-Profit for Music and Arts


Makam New York is the first in North America to create an annual Turkish Music Institute that brings makam music's finest masters to New York City for intensive workshops and concert at a leading performing arts center.

Makam New York, founded by internationally-renowned vocalist Ahmet Erdoǧdular in 2007 and incorporated in 2011, holds a vision of revitalizing the Ottoman artistic lineage as part of a wider movement to reclaim Turkey’s place as a leading center of cosmopolitan contemporary culture.

What We Do

Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop


Makam New York works with worlds leading artists to create concerts 

Turkish Story Time

Turkish Story Time engaged and playful reading

Makam New York Podcast

Weekly porgrams


           The Turkish Music Institute programs were successfully initiated in 2012 with a group of world’s leading practitioners in Turkish classical and modal music.