East Jerusalem Branch

Director: Nizar Elkhatar

This Conservatory branch aims to close the gap in musical knowledge between the students at Givat Ram and those in East Jerusalem, with the long term aim of establishing a connection between East and West Jerusalem by means of music education on an equal footing. Our hope is that eventually the East Jerusalem Conservatory pupils will attain the Ministry of Education matriculation in music, like their counterparts at Givat Ram.

The main objectives in pursuit of this goal are making professional music lessons accessible to the various populations in East Jerusalem, especially the Arab population. We believe that every musically talented child living in East Jerusalem, irrespective of ethnic, religious or socioeconomic background, deserves an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. Tuition for all is set at a subsidized rate, and scholarships are granted to those who cannot afford to pay this amount. These scholarships are funded by the Jerusalem Municipality.

  • Opened in April 2019, currently with 94 students
  • Situated in Sheikh Jarrah
  • Lessons provided in eastern and western instruments, including piano, strings, wind instruments, oud, Oriental (Arab) violin and percussion
  • Instruction in Oriental voice
  • Instruction in music theory
  • Music instruction in small groups for pre-schoolers (age 2-5 years)
  • Choir
  • Ensembles and Orchestras, including an Oriental Ensemble.

To ensure the highest level of instruction, the teaching staff at the East Jerusalem Conservatory is hand-picked by the branch director, Nizar Elkhatar, and the Director of the Conservatory in Givat Ram, Barak Yeivin. Some of the teachers work in both institutions.

Pupils and parents from the East Jerusalem branch are included in the weekly concerts held at Givat Ram for all Conservatory students and their parents. Our vision is that music education and cultivation of a culture of excellence, in both branches of the Conservatory, and the exposure of Jewish and Arab pupils to each other will foster a gradual and natural process of bridging the gap between the two cultures.

For the first time ever, at the initiative of the Conservatory directors, children from East Jerusalem schools are attending concerts given by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at the Jerusalem Theater (400 children each at 2 concerts). Also at the initiative of the Conservatory directors, a pilot program of musical enrichment will be implemented in 9 East Jerusalem kindergartens, including a concert in the kindergarten at the end of the year. These activities represent an effort to generate interest in the Conservatory by exposing as many children as possible to the world of music.

 

مدير معهد ابداع للموسيقى – نزار الخاطر

معهد الموسيقى في شرق القدس، حي الشيخ جراح برعاية المعهد الموسيقي بجانب الاكاديمية للموسيقى والرقص، القدس.

المعهد بإدارة نزار الخاطر يقدم دراسات موسيقية واسعه ومنوعة في أدوات منها الشرقية والغربية، أدوات الوترية وأدوات النفخ والايقاع والبيانو، وأدوات شرقيه مثل العود والكمان والايقاع الشرقي، وتطوير الصوت الغربي بجانب تطوير الصوت الشرقي.

يوجد أيضا مجموعات من عمر ١-٥ سنوات يتعلمون الموسيقى بطرق ابداعية تشمل اصغاء للموسيقى الغربية الكلاسيكية مع فعاليات بجانب عزف على الات الايقاع المختلفة.

الهدف الاساسي لمعهد الموسيقى ابداع هو توفير وتسهيل تعليم الموسيقى بشكل مهني لمختلف الفئات من سكان القدس الشرقية وتحديدا المجتمع العربي، وذلك من اجل تقليص الفجوات بين المعهد في القدس الغربية ومعهد ابداع في القدس الشرقية، خاصة للاولاد من عائلات ذات دخل محدود.

وفقا لذلك, معهد ابداع يقدم منح دراسية الممولة من قبل بلدية القدس.

طاقم المعهد تم اختياره بعناية من قبل مدير المعهد, غالبية المعلمين يعملون في المعهدين (الغربي والشرقي)

بدا المعهد في عمله بتاريخ 1 نيسان 2019.

بجانب الدروس الفردية هناك دروس بمجموعات لكل طلاب المعهد بالمواضيع النظرية, وايضا هناك مجموعات بالعزف على الآلات المختلفة.

يطمح المعهد الى انشاء مجموعات جديدة لعائلات الات النفخ والايقاع والجوقة.

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