American University of Beirut

The Zaki Nassif Program for Music (ZNPM)

Chairperson:Nassif, Nabil
Academic Committee:Jureidini, Wadi; Sadek, Walid ; Orfali, Bilal; Taher, Ali; Touma, Jihad​

The Zaki Nassif Program for Music was inaugurated in December 2004.


The Program aims to preserve and promote the musical heritage of Zaki Nassif and to foster excellence in the teaching of music by contributing to its advancement through a variety of activities that include:

  • Reinstating and sustaining musical studies programs and music curricula at AUB
  • Recruiting scholars and new faculty members to initiate music courses and programs at the department of Fine Arts and Arts History in the AUB Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Organizing competitions, concerts, conferences, and seminars
  • Inviting professional musicians and academics to the university
  • Awarding prizes, scholarships, and fellowships to students in the name of Zaki Nassif

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