Twentieth Annual Arabic Music Retreat

The Twentieth Annual Arabic Music Retreat
will be held from August 7-14, 2016
at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Simon Shaheen invites students, performers, and scholars of Arabic music to the Twentieth Annual Arabic Music Retreat at Mount Holyoke College. The Retreat is honored to present an accomplished faculty roster including Associate Director Dr. A.J. Racy. This year we welcome back Charbel Rouhana from Lebanon.

The Retreat includes seven days of Arabic music instruction in both chamber music and large orchestra performance. The Retreat also offers private lessons and classes in Arabic music theory, analysis, and ear training. The structured format, along with the relaxed academic atmosphere of Mount Holyoke's beautiful rural campus, makes the Retreat an ideal setting for the serious study of Arabic music.

Registration for the 2016 Retreat is now officially open!

The registration form is available as a PDF file you can view or download here.

You can pay your entire fee in full up front. Otherwise, deposits of $100 are due by June 1st, with the balance of fees due by July 15th.
No refunds will be given after July 30, 2016 under any circumstances.

We offer a limited number of partial work-study scholarships to the Retreat. You can view or download the application here.
All scholarship materials are due by June 1st.

View or download our Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Feel free to direct any inquiries to Kay Campbell at arabicmusicretreat@gmail.com or (617) 512-8122.

To stay informed about Retreat news, join our e-mail list, by clicking here, then hit the "send" button and you'll be added to our list. 
Also, feel free to join our group on Facebook.  In addition, Simon Shaheen has a facebook page,
here.

The 2016 poster can be viewedand downloaded here.lick here to download the retreat poster.

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