Academics

It is a weekly collective 45 minutes session that all EAM music students attend in which they study some history of music covering all eras from Baroque to 20th Century, highlighting the composers and the evolution of music throughout all periods.

In addition, students get to discover the musical instruments, their families, their practical ranges, tessituras, their techniques and extended playing methods. In parallel, students sing and read Solfeggio exercises, train their musical ears and rhythmic senses by dictating melodies. EAM students also get to know the basics of western and oriental music theory and analyze modes and scales.

Since EAM’s mission was always to spread the culture and change the dark reality of our communities, this session also covers some general topics including music styles, orchestration, direction, improvisation, rhythm studies and much more.

Finally, every session contains a short practical part of flute playing as a secondary instrument for all candidates.

  • Batroun
  • Koura
  • Zgharta
  • Ehden

The EAM “Coeur Immaculé” Choir was founded in 2011 by the EAM director Mr. Gilbert Mouawad. The concept was launched with several vocals students to sing polyphonic chants. Few years later it was been expanded to target all people who wanted to join the choir until it reached in 2016 a hundred of candidates.

The “Coeur Immaculé” Choir rehearses on a weekly basis, and participated in many local and international festivals, sacred events, and musical concerts.

It sings Oriental, Aramean, Latin, Polyphonic, and all Sacred and Profane chant.

In 2019, the founder chose twelve members to create the “Coeur Immaculé Ensemble” reaching with this division a higher level of professionalism.

  • Zgharta

Since the violin is an instrument that performs at its best when playing in ensembles, quartets and orchestras, EAM recognized the importance of creating a violin group that encourages team playing and focuses on building a better musicianship for all students.

The violin collective class took place in 2018 at our Zgharta Branch and showed an outstanding outcome and efficient learning results.

  • Zgharta

In 2016, our Koura students have submitted an inquiry that insists on founding an Oriental Singing Ensemble highlighting the Arabic modes, the traditional folk music, and the mouwashahat;

Consequently, EAM has launched the Ferqat Al Mouwashahat that many students are still attending every week, learning a huge amount of material, and acquiring outstanding singing skills.

  • Koura

The Oriental Department established the Lute band that performed first at the University of Balamand in June 2018 and still rehearsing at EAM Zgharta to play counterpoints and oriental melodies in a positive learning environment.

  • Zgharta

EAM recognizes the importance of working the children’s voice at early ages while being aware of the delicate development of the kids’ vocal system and practical ranges. Furthermore, the Children Singing Voice Course teaches the students essential singing and breathing techniques and group performance, while helping them acquiring good articulations, diction, and pronunciation. Children Singing Group students sing Arabic, French, English and Italian and perform live onstage twice a year to enhance their singing in public and encourage them having a high self-confidence.

  • Koura
  • Zgharta