We are education
At our core. From training our members and local communities to promoting Arab culture via concerts, to spreading Arabic music worldwide. Summer 2018 Workshops Below!
A variety of local classes for musicians of all levels, ranging from one-day workshops to year-round courses. See below!
Learn the oud, or Arabic lute, in group or one-on-one sessions. Currently available! To sign up, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the riqq (Arabic tambourine), tabla ('darbuka' or goblet drum) and frame drum in group or one-on-one sessions. Currently available! To sign up, write to: email@example.com
Learn to sing classical and popular Arabic songs from Al-Andalus, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt in a fun group setting with opportunities to perform at the conclusion of the semester.
Performance class geared toward intermediate to advanced musicians and music students. Coursework includes exercises in Arabic scales, improvisation and rhythms and analysis and performance of classical Arabic music pieces. Prerequisite for those interested in joining the NY Arabic Orchestra. Registration open for Summer 2018 Workshops! Two Sections: July 31 or August 14
Kids and Family
An opportunity for children to be exposed to classical Arabic music and language through singing Arabic songs and performing in concerts with the NYAO!
The NYAO Residency program is a 2-4 day visit to institutes of higher education offering lectures, workshops and concert open to the public.
Project 'Hey Youth!' introduces public-school children and teens to Arabic music and instruments in a fun, interactive setting involving singing, movement and play. Our goal is to inspire curiosity, creativity, meditation and expression!