International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music in the Arab World


Scheherazade Hassan —

Vice Chair

Virgina Danielson —

Executive members and advisors

A. J. Racy

Leo Plenckers

Nidaa abou Mrad

Michael Frishkopf

Miriam Olsen

Nasser Al-Taee

Amine Beyhom

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The 7th Musicological Meeting of the Université Antonine (4 June 2014, Lebanon)

The Université Antonine (UA) - Higher Institute of Music (ISM ), in collaboration with The Arab Academy of Music (League of Arab States) & The Université Paris-Sorbonne, presents  The 7th Musicological Meeting of The Université Antonine: “Which Music Education for Lebanon? (2)” Monday the 2nd, Tuesday the 3rd & Wednesday the 4th of June, 2014 Father Louis Rohban Hall, Main Campus of the Université Antonine, Hadath-Baabda, Lebanon


Joint Symposium of the Study Groups on Maqām and Music in the Arab World (Ankara, Turkey, 17-21 December 2014)

We are glad to announce that by invitation of the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Yildirim Beyazit University State Conservatory for urkish Music  of Ankara a Joint Symposium of the ICTM Study Groups  on Maqām and on Music in the Arab World will be held in Ankara, Turkey, 17-21 December 2014.

Report on the meeting of the Study Group on Music in the Arab World, Ba’abda, Lebanon, 20-21 March 2013

The ICTM Study Group on Music in the Arab World held its meeting on 20-21 March 2013 at the Antonine University in Hadath-Ba’abda, Lebanon in the frame of the annual meeting of its Higher Institute of Music, and jointly with it. The topic of the meeting was “The Situation of Music in the Arab World in the new Millennium”. 15 papers were presented in Arabic, French and English.

Call for Papers: next Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music in the Arab World

20–21 March 2013.

Baabda, Lebanon

Submissions deadline: 15 December 2012

The ICTM Study Group for the Music in the Arab World will hold a symposium, hosted by the Antonine University in Baabda, Lebanon, in 20-21 March 2013, in the context of its host’s 6th Musicological Meeting. The theme will be “The Situation of Music in the Arab World in the New Millennium”.