Program: Performing Arts
Position: Instructor of Music
Courses taught: PFA 212 Survey of Middle Eastern Music
Degrees: MA in Musical Semiotics and Aesthetics
Abed Kobeissy was born in Beirut, is a music composer, musician, and musicologist. He received his M.A and M.A.S degrees from the Antonine University on musical semiotics and aesthetics in modern Arabic audiovisual mass media productions. He manages the musicology section in Dawawine, a center for the arts of stage, screen and sound, where he is also responsible for the Arabic publications. He has published many articles on musicology in specialized journals, and lectured in international musicological colloquiums.He composes original scores for cinema, theater, and contemporary dance, working with directors / filmmakers such as Nidal Al-Ashkar, Mahmoud Hojeij, Naji Sourati, Ali Shahrour, Matej Matejka, Institute Grotowski, Zoukak theater company and others. His compositions have been touring internationally and shown in festivals across Europe and North America, in addition to being one of the very few Arab composers to have their work presented by the renowned Avignon international theater festival. He is also a member of the Asil Ensemble for contemporary classical Arabic music.