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Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor The National Music Conservatory celebrates 7th Commencement
12th July 2010
Amman, 12th July, 2010 - Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor, the National Music Conservatory celebrated on Sunday, 11th July at Al Hussein Cultural Center the 7th commencement of students in the four-year Bachelor's Music Program.

A total of six graduates received their diplomas in Music, having completed their Bachelor's Program requirements under an academic cooperation agreement between the NMC and Yarmouk University, singed in 2001.

Present at the commencement ceremony were president of Yarmouk University, professor Dr. Sultan Abu Orabi, Dean of the Yarmouk Arts Faculty, Dr. Mohammad Ghawanmeh and NMC Director, Dr. Kifah Fakhouri.

Joined by the Yarmouk University President and the NMC Director, Queen Noor handed the diplomas to the graduates and congratulated them on their success.  Her Majesty commended the NMC's efforts in developing local talents and enriching cultural life in Jordan. Over the past 24 years, the NMC has trained around 6000 musicians, many of whom have become acclaimed musicians who perform at the national and international levels.

The graduation ceremony began with a procession of the graduates to the music of Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar, with Jordanian graduate in Composition and Conducting Nadine Qubain, followed by performances of the Amman Symphony Orchestra, with the participation of the graduates, led by Maestro Mohammad Sidiq. 
Since the start of the Bachelor's Program, which is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, NMC has graduated 23 musicians in various specializations, including Performance, Music Education, Arab Music, Composition and Conducting, many of whom have joined the Amman Symphony Orchestra, the Amman Sinfonietta or the Amman Arab Music Ensemble.   Next year, the NMC will confer bachelor degrees on the first group of students in the specialization of Music Therapy.

The National Music Conservatory of the King Hussein Foundation was established in 1986 as Jordan's premier institution for the development of talented local musicians and promotion of music appreciation in Jordan.  The NMC awards preparatory and university level diplomas and receives students from across the Arab world.  NMC has signed an agreement with the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth to supervise the two-year student training program of the Sharjah Music Center.  NMC certifies the students and accepts those wishing to pursue their college education for a Bachelor's degree in music. The NMC also trains students of the Jordan Armed Forces Music Bands.
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