The Conservatoire counts today about 5400 students and has fourteen branches.Four in Beirut, one in Jounieh, one in each of Dhour-el-Choueir, Ain-Saadeh, Zahle, Saida. Aley, Baakline, Batroun, Tripoli and Choueifat, Zghorta. The Conservatoire opened, in the year 2000 a section in the prison of Roumieh.
The role of the Conservatory in the Lebanese society and amongst its people has been of great importance since its creation in the 1920ies. A leader in the field of musical education it has promoted cultural life to a great extent, offered concerts of great composers with an orchestra created by the teachers in the beginnings, and it reached its present momentum with the creation of the two National Orchestras. The Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra was created in 2000 and became the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010 and the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music created in July 2000. As a pursuit of educational purposes the Conservatoire also functions as a National Archive and Research Center for Music.
The Conservatoire saw the creation of Musical Ensembles for Students, Western Music Ensembles and Oriental Arabic Ensembles.
The Conservatoire presents around 70 concerts yearly performed by the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, The Oriental Arabic Orchestra, The Jazz Big Band, and different ensembles of Chamber music.
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music
Sin El Fil – Hayek Squar (Facing Librairie Antoine)
Conservatory Bldg, Beyrut, Lebanon
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