Lebanese American University

New York Academic Center

Lecture: “Music in Islam”

Mar 20, 2017 6:00 PM
LAU New York

LAU New York Academic Center invites you to join us for a lecture, Music and Islam, led by Dr. Amr Selim. You will be introduced to the basics of Middle Eastern music, the concepts of Maqam and Iqa’, religious singing in Islam, and collaborations between Sufi singers and Western musicians. We will then discuss the relationship between the choice of a maqam and the text of the Holy Qur’an, showing notation of a famous recording of Qur’anic reciting. 


Egyptian hornist Amr Selim is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University, Beirut Campus. He is one of the Arab World’s foremost horn players, serving as Guest Principal Horn with Amman Symphony Orchestra, National Algerian Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of the Americas. He has toured as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher throughout Europe, South Korea, the Middle East and the United States. Dr. Selim holds a Bachelor of Music from Cairo Conservatory, and a Doctorate of Music Arts from Stony Brook University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Staller Scholar award.

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