Lebanon Appointed A Woman For The First Time To Head The National Higher Conservatory Of Music


The Lebanese Soprano and Composer, Hiba Al Kawas, became the first woman to head Lebanon’s National Higher Conservatory Of Music.

In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Al Kawas said that Lebanon’s Culture Minister Mohammed Mourtada assigned her to chair the board of the National Higher Conservatory Of Music.

She described the event to be “an academic edifice that resembles Lebanon with its heritage and diversity.”

Hiba Al Kawas is a native of Sidon, southern Lebanon. She is considered to be one of the pioneers of Arabic opera singing.

She holds a Ph.D. in Musical Composition from the Polish Music Academy of Krakow and has co-authored the music curriculum in Lebanon for the primary and middle levels.

Since 1995, Al Kawas has been a professor of musical composition and operatic singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory Of Music, in addition to several positions in this field.

She has also won numerous awards and medals in Lebanon and the Arab world and has several outstanding musical compositions.

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