KHF Outreach
National Music Conservatory signs agreement with Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra
9th January 2013

KHF’s Hana Mitri Shahin and Dr. Hamed Al-Rawi, Ministry of Culture sign agreement as Maestros Mohammad Sidiq and Mohammad Amin Ezzat look on

January 8, 2013– The National Music Conservatory (NMC) of the King Hussein Foundation today signed a memorandum of understanding with Dr. Hamed Al-Rawi, the Cultural Consultant for the Iraqi Cultural Minister and supervisor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.

This agreement will provide for the exchange of music educational curriculum, joint concerts, and training programs and workshops conducted by the NMC for the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Mohammed Amin Ezzat, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra remarked during today’s signing ceremony that this is the first time that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between two Arab orchestras, providing a “significant cooperative initiative” to join the two together for the purpose of developing the next generation of professional musicians in Iraq, namely the 60 members of the Iraqi youth orchestra which compliment the 90 members of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.

The NMC, established in 1986, is Jordan's premier institution for the development of talented local musicians and the promotion of music appreciation in Jordan. 

The NMC demonstrates the power of music to promote understanding, peace and unity across cultural divides.

The NMC has trained thousands of students since its inception. It assists advanced students to pursue their music specialization abroad, and it campaigns in Jordan to integrate music as a fundamental component of education.

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