QMA in the press

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Qatar Music Academy Students Take Part in Special Royal Performance

16/04/13

The opportunity to perform for a visiting royal was all in a day's work for Qatar Music Academy. students as they took part in a special celebratory concert to mark the visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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QF Arab Music

Scaling New Heights with Arab Music

07/03/13

The Marasi ensemble at Qatar Music Academy has been formed to breathe new life into traditional Arab music in Qatar. The Foundation learns about the efforts being made to generate interest and develop talent.

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Qatari Jazz

Qatari Jazz Club Heralds a New Movement

20/02/13

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis is aiming to create a new generation of jazz enthusiasts in the region. Gulf News checks out his new club in Qatar to see if his dream could come true, and mentions how QMA is playing a role.

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Steinway

Qatar Music Academy achieves Steinway accreditation

24/05/12

Qatar Music Academy (QMA) received the first All Steinway School accreditation in the Middle East at a ceremony at Katara, on Wednesday.

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Evan Pyne Web

11-year-old accepted into prestigious Vienna Boys Choir

23/05/12

Evan Pyne, an 11-year-old student from Qatar Music Academy (QMA), has been accepted into the Vienna Boys Choir. Despite his young age, Pyne has already amassed awards and critical acclaim for his ability on the piano and trumpet, but most obviously, his impressive singing voice.

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Dr Heeti News

Music's Role in Qatar's National Development

03/05/12

Dr Abdul Ghafour Al Heeti, Director, Qatar Music Academy, discusses how music should be a cornerstone of a sustainable society

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Arab Music Workshop

ASD teachers take lessons in Arab music at Katara

29/02/12

Eight music teachers at the American School of Doha (ASD) recently attended a workshop at the newly-formed Qatar Music Academy at Katara to get introduced to Arab music. The workshop was conducted by Issa Boulos, and four other professional musicians and instructors from the academy.

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Music Therapy

Music therapy plan for rehab patients

10/10/11

The Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Music Academy are jointly planning to establish a programme that will incorporate and promote music as a rehabilitation therapy for those patients suffering from cognitive, physical and psychological problems, it is learnt. The HMC, which has some three-quarters of rehabilitation patients suffering from cognitive problems and can be assisted with music therapy, will recruit specialist music therapists, who will apply the new technique to all patients in need of rehab.

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Music Therapy Session

HMC, QMA bring music therapy session to Doha

10/10/11

THE Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has collaborated with the Qatar Music Academy (QMA), a member of the Qatar Foundation, in bringing a music therapy programme to Qatar. As part of its plan to promote the concept of music therapy to the residents in Doha, the HMC will soon recruit music therapists and is likely to begin the services by next year. QMA will hold music therapy sessions and will be responsible for the training of potential music therapists in the country.

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HMC and QMA adopt music as a tool for treatment

10/10/11

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is set to harness the power of music into its healthcare services soon with the Rehabilitation Department set to introduce special Music Therapy programmes for its patients. HMC and Qatar Music Academy (QMA) are organising a week-long specialist training workshop to promote the concept of ‘Music Therapy’ in Qatar.

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