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Ibrahim Baltagi

Program:

Performing Arts

Position:

Lecturer of Music

Contact Data:

Email: ibrahim.baltagi@lau.edu.lb
Linkedin: @Ibrahim Baltagi
Facebook: @Ibrahim H. Baltagi
Office: SFA 2203
Beirut campus

  • Ibrahim H. Baltagi is a lecturer at the Lebanese American University and serves as the head of the music program at the Lebanese International University. Dr. Baltagi is a former professor of music education at Baldwin Wallace College and served as a teaching associate at The Ohio State University in the United States.  He received his Ph.D. in music education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and his Masters in Music and Kodály certification from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Ibrahim has a post graduate training in Kodály methodology from the Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary. His Orff Schulwerk training is from University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He has a diploma in clarinet performance from the Conservatoire National de Boulogne in Paris, France and he has completed a two-year certification in Creating Original Opera Program from Yale University and the Metropolitan Opera of New York.

    Awards/honors:
    Maria A. Melnyk Franks Scholarship
    Virginia Bridges Music Education Award

    Certificates:

    • The Ohio State University: Columbus – USA, School of Music, Orff-Sculwerk - Level Two (2005)
    • University of Saint Thomas: Minnesota – USA, Department of Music, Orff-Schulwerk - Level One (2002)
    • High/Scope Educational Research Foundation: Manitowoc – WI, Movement and Music Education Division, Certificate of Participation in Movement and Music (2002)
    • Silver Lake College: Wisconsin-USA, Kodály Graduate Certificate (2000)
    • Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music: Kesckemet-Hungary, Kodály Certificate (1997)
    • Metropolitan Opera House: New York-USA, Certificate of completion Creating Original Opera Teacher Training Program-Second year (1995)
    • Royal Schools of Music: London-UK, Diploma in Music Theory Grade 8 (1995)
    • Metropolitan Opera House: Connecticut-USA, Certificate of completion Creating Original Opera Teacher Training Program-First year (1994)

    Research publications:

    • Baltagi, I. (2016). Let’s Read & Write Music (Vol. 4). Beirut: Lebanese Kodály Society.
    • Baltagi, I. (2013). Lire et Ecire en Musique (Vol. 6). Beirut: Lebanese Kodály Society.
    • Baltagi, I. (2007). The spirituality of music education. In R. L. Irwin. (ed.), The International Handbook of Research in Arts Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
    • Baltagi, I. (2007). The currents of change in the music curriculum. In S. W. Stinson. (ed.), The International Handbook of Research in Arts Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
    • Baltagi, I. (2007). The teaching and learning of music in the family, church, and school: some historical perspectives. In L. Bressler. (ed.), The International Handbook of Research in Arts Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
    • Frego, R. J. D. & Baltagi, I. (In Review). The Role of Improvisation in the Elementary General Music classroom. This paper is a combined effort and each of the authors contributed 50%.
    • Baltagi, I. (2002-2006). Let’s Read & Write Music (Vols. 3-4). Beirut: Creative Advertising.
    • Baltagi, I. (2003-2004). Lire et ecrire en musique [Let’s read & write music] (Vols. 1-3). Beirut: Creative Advertising.
    • Baltagi, I. (Compiler). (2003). Songs from the orient (CD recording). Beirut: Creative Advertising.

    Conference presentations:

    • Baltagi, I. (2013, Oct). Al-Azan Wal Maqamat (Call for the prayers and Maqamat). Paper presented at Voices in Harmony Conference hosted by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Kaslik, Lebanon.
    • Baltagi, I. (2006, June). Music teacher education in Lebanon. Paper presented at the 27th World Conference on the International Society for Music Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Baltagi, I. (2006, April). The Role of Improvisation in the Elementary General Music classroom. Poster session presented at 60th MENC National Biennial In-Service Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

    Workshop presentations:

    • Music Therapy to Release Stress and Anger – United Nations Relief and Work Agency (Unrwa): Beirut – Lebanon (2017)
    • Awakening Young Ears to Music – Jesus and Mary School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon - Lebanon (2017)
    • The Five Year Plan for Cultural Revival In Lebanon Conference – UNESCO Palace – Ministry of Culture: Beirut – Lebanon (2017).
    • Integrating Music into the Preschool Curriculum - Ed You Care 2016 conference - the Syndicate of Nurseries Owners in Lebanon: Beirut – Lebanon (2016).
    • Singing in Choir – International Choir Festival: Tripoli – Lebanon (2016)
    • Rhythm & Singing – Beit Al Fan – Fayha Choir: Tripoli – Lebanon (2016)
    • Our Responsibility in Neglecting the Gifted & Talented – Arab Council for Gifted & Talented – Lebanese International University: Beirut – Lebanon (2015)
    • Awakening Young Ears to Music - The Syndicate of Nurseries Owners In Lebanon – American University for Sciences and Technology: Saida – Lebanon (2015)
    • Music in Preschool -  Panda Play School: Schoueifat – Lebanon (2015)
    • The Joy of Singing in Choir – Rashid Karami International Exhibition – 1st International Choir Festival in Lebanon, Tripoli – Lebanon (2015)
    • Singing & Rhythm – Beit Al Fan – Fayha Choir Concert, Tripoli – Lebanon (2015)
    • Music Therapy and Its Importance! – Holiday Inn – Rotary Club – Beirut – Lebanon (2014)
    • The Call to Prayer and the Musical Modes: A Dimension to Explore  – Lebanese International University 4th Educational Symposium – Beirut – Lebanon (2014)
    • Voice Builders for Better Choirs (2) – Al Fayha Choir – Tripoli – Lebanon (2014)
    • Keeping Music in the Schools: Advocating for the Arts as Core Curriculum Workshop – Lebanese International University - Nabatieh – Lebanon (2014)
    • Voice Builders for Better Choirs (1) – Al Fayha Choir – Tripoli – Lebanon (2014)
    • Why Let’s Read & Write Music – Antonin University - Baabda – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2014).
    • Discover & Explore Orff Approach Workshop - Saint Joseph School - Cornet Chehwan - Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2014)
    • Keeping Music in the Schools: Advocating for the Arts as Core Curriculum Workshop - Hariri Foundation For Sustainable Human Development - Saida – Lebanon (2014)
    • Let’s Read & Write Music - 1st International Music Education Conference Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Music: Research through Practice: Nicosia – Cyprus (2013)
    • Teacher Training and Music – Schoueifat International School – SABIS: Erbil – Iraq (2013)
    • Working in Rhythm – Leading Minds:  Beirut – Lebanon (2013)
    • Music as a Therapy – Lebanese Palestinian Youth Camp: Deïr el Moukhallès – South Lebanon – Lebanon (2013)
    • Let’s Read & Write Music -  Bchatfine Cultural Center: Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2013)
    • Music in Preschool -  Hajj Bahaa Ed Dine Hariri School: Saida – Lebanon (2013)
    • Let’s Read & Write Music -  Hajj Bahaa Ed Dine Hariri School: Saida – Lebanon (2013)
    • How to Teach Music -  Culture for All: Barouk – Lebanon (2013)
    • Awakening Young Ears to Music - Dolphins Elementary School: Schoueifat – Lebanon (2012)
    • Music Moves Me - Mouseitbeh Adventist Secondary School: Damascus – Schoueifat – Lebanon (2012)
    • Music in Preschool - Heritage College - Airport Road - Beirut - Lebanon  (2012)
    • Writing a Musical Curriculum - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2012)
    • Awakening Young Ears to Music - Dolphins Elementary School: Schoueifat – Lebanon (2012)
    • Music Moves Me - Mouseitbeh Adventist Secondary School: Damascus – Schoueifat – Lebanon (2012)
    • Music in Preschool - Heritage College - Airport Road - Beirut - Lebanon  (2012)
    • Writing a Musical Curriculum - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2012)
    • Music, Theatre, Visual Arts & Dance - What Every Young Child should know and Be Able to do in the Arts - Part II - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2012)
    • Music, Theatre, Visual Arts & Dance - What Every Young Child should know and Be Able to do in the Arts - Part I - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2012)
    • Musique et Litterature – American University of Science and Technology: Beirut – Lebanon (2011)
    • Music Moves Me - Schoueifat International School: Damascus – Syria (2011)
    • Sing, Listen, Move, and Play - Monte Cottage School: Damscus – Syria (2011)
    • Music Moves Me - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2011)
    • Sing, Listen, Move, and play - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2011)
    • Music Moves Me – Librairie Antoine Exhibition - Habtour Grand Hotel – Beirut: Lebanon (2011)
    • Integrating Technology into Music Education – BETT – Middle East: Abu Dhabi – UAE (2010)
    • Viva La Musica – Phoenix School of Music and Performing Arts: Beirut – Lebanon (2010)
    • Awakening Young Ears to Music - Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2010)
    • Kodály Today – Saint Joseph School: Cornet Chehwan – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon (2010)
    • Preschool Music – Monte Cottage School: Damscus – Syria (2010)
    • Let’s Read & Write Music in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Beirut World Book Capital 2009 – Unesco Palace: Beirut – Lebanon (2010)
    • Retraining Music Teachers for the 21st Century – Universal College of Aley: Aley  – Lebanon (2010)
    • Music For the Love of It! – Students’ Paradise School: Beirut – Lebanon (2009)
    • Music in Preschool – Universal College of Aley: Aley  – Lebanon (2009)
    • Music For the Love of It! - Haigazian University: Beirut – Lebanon (2009)
    • Music in Drama and Theater – Lebanese University: Beirut – Lebanon (2009)
    • Preschool Music – Al- Iman Schools: Beirut – Lebanon (2009)
    • SO – MI Kodály Music Workshop – UNESCO Palace: Beirut – Lebanon (2008)
    • Awakening Young Ears to Music – Haigazian University: Beirut – Lebanon (2008)
    • Music in Preschool – Schoueifat International School: Damascus – Syria (2007)
    • The Kodály Method – Al – Watanieh National School: Damascus – Syria (2007)
    • Music Curricula in the Arab World – OCMEA: Berea – Ohio (2007)
    • Music and Songs from the Middle East - North Coast Kodály Association: Cleveland – Ohio (2007)
    • Kodály in Primary Grades – North Ohio Chapter of Choristers Guild: Berea – Ohio (2006)
    • Emphasis on Active Music Making Approaches –  International Symposium for Music Education: Kuala Lampur (2006)
    • Dalcroze and Kodály Together - Ohio Music Education Association Conference: Cleveland – Ohio (2006)
    • Exploring Lebanese Music – Ohio Music Education Association Conference: Columbus – Ohio (2004)
    • Kodály Workshop: Beirut-Lebanon (1999 – 2002)
    • Kodály Workshop: Amman-Jordan (2001)

    PERFORMANCES:

    • The Amman Symphony Orchestra - Clarinetist: Amman – Jordan, A Summer Opera Duets in Amman (August, 2007)
    • The Ohio State University Symphonic Band - Clarnetist: Columbus – USA (2004 – 2006)
    • Ziad Rahbani Orchestra- Clarinetist: Beirut – Lebanon, Performed many concerts in Lebanon (1994 - 2007)
    • Fairuz Orchestra - Clarinetist: Beirut – Lebanon, Performed many concerts in Beirut, Dubai, Manama, and other Middle Eastern countries (1996 – 1997)