21 July 2017


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Three musical workshops, two MOUs, and live concerts … a music lover’s paradise!

Following the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lebanese Band Association for the Promotion of Music (LeBAM), Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) hosted a jazz workshop where participants received world-class jazz instruction during a one-week summer session. This MOU equally served the goals and interests of both parties by emphasizing life-long learning and instruction in producing good ensemble music.

On July 1, 2017, and for the fifth consecutive year, the NDU – LeBAM Musical Festival revealed its jam-packed program. The Festival was full of strong choices and daring evenings against the backdrop of NDU’s state-of-the-art studios, practice rooms, and ensemble rehearsal rooms.

Chairperson of the Department of Music at NDU Dr. Lola Beyrouthi said, “In contrast to language, music presents a unity that is both cosmopolitan and strong. Consequently, NDU Music Summer Camps need to be strictly focused on music to bring together all nationalities that play jazz, woodwind, and brass ensembles as well as string orchestra and chamber music.”

The Festival’s first workshop took place on a Saturday morning with 63 participants from across Lebanon and the world in addition to 14 world-renowned instructors who discovered the hidden talents in students. The result? At the end of the workshop, they all gathered to play in unique and never-before-heard combinations.


LeBAM Festival

With a varied musical program, the LeBAM Summer Camp brought together a new community of music lovers. The long-awaited second workshop begins on July 21, 2017!

The first day will be set aside for auditions and competitions. The workshop will take place afterward from July 22, 2017, till July 29, 2017, in the Department of Music at NDU, followed by the final concert performed by the students on July 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Interested participants may still register for the workshop by contacting:

Antoine Rayyes
Phone: + 961 3 737 821

Yes Academy Lebanon

Take a break just yet! The summer camp’s grand finale will be the YES Academy Lebanon 2017 from July 31, 2017, till August 12, 2017. This performing arts program features a 13-member faculty from America’s best universities and symphony orchestras in a program of Orchestra, Chamber Music, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, and Jazz.

Each day will be full of fun and intense study as they prepare you for their Gala Student Concerts on August 11 and 12, 2017, at NDU’s Issam Fares Concert Hall. All classes and Student Concerts will take place at NDU.

If you want to participate in YES Academy Lebanon, apply now as places are limited for each program.

To learn more about the program, interested applicants are kindly asked to contact:

Program Manager, Veronique Wehbe
E-mail: yeslebanon@americanartsfestival.org
Phone: +961 76 592 984


Sarah Mallah
E-mail: yeslebanon@americanartsfestival.org
Phone: +961 76 592 984

With a wide variety of musical workshops on the schedule, summer is now a time for learning and unveiling talents!  Enjoy unrivaled access to the musicians and conductors and soak up their tips and techniques.


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