Introduction to Arab Music Course


Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:00am - Friday, July 1, 2011 - 6:00pm
Springside School 8000 Cherokee Street
Philadelphia , PA 19118-4197
United States

Designed primarily for K-12 music teachers, as well as instrumentalists, vocalists and music enthusiasts, this course provides a rich and engaging opportunity to work with renowned musicians and gain an appreciation of Arab culture and music through playing an instrument, singing, and performing in an ensemble. 

Each morning begins with sessions on Arab music theory, melodic modes (maqam), and rhythm. In the afternoon, participants attend a lecture exploring the varied cultural and music traditions of the Arab world. Each day ends with small and large group ensemble instruction in Arabic songs and playing the qanun, oud, and various percussive instruments. Teaching resources are provided to use and adapt in participants’ classrooms. 

The program week culminates in an evening reception and performance featuring participants and faculty. To supplement the program week, participants can arrange with Al-Bustan to observe music instruction at the Arabic language and cultural day camp held July 11-29 at Springside School.

Instructors: Director Hanna Khoury, Hafez El Ali Kotain, Adeeb Refela, and Hicham Chami

Event Type: 
Educational Events
Arts and Culture