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Joelle Khoury


Performing Arts


Instructor of Music

Contact Data:

Email: joellekhou@gmail.com
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joelle_Khoury
Office: SFA 2203
Beirut campus

  • Composer/Pianist, classical music and jazz.

    Artist residencies (composition): Milkwood (Czech republic); Pro Helvetia (Switzerland); The MacDowell Colony (USA).

    Research publications

    • History, a divine poem (University of Lucerne, Theology and music department);
    • IWSAW Al-Raida: “Time goes one way”

    Conference presentations

    • weekly music appreciation sessions at Assabil Public Library- Monot
    • "My Body Myself and I" conference in company of the Arab cultural journalists, (on a crisis of subjectivity throughout the history of music) Zawaya : 2006.
    • "Bach/Leibniz/Kandinsky: the Unique and the Multiple" conference, Lebanese National Conservatory, December 2007
    • "About women composers in the Arab world" (Freemuse conference) 2005


    • Tumbling up; Is It So! (jazz, with In-Version, the Joelle Khoury Quintet);
    • Music and Poetry (chamber music and voice, based on Romantic German poetry);
    • Dream She Is (opera monodrama in Arabic, Singer: Fadia Tomb El Hage; Conductor: Harout Fazlian; with Ensemble Fragments- Belgium);
    • Women’s Palaces (multimedia work, including live and electroacoustic music, dancer, painting performance and film, based on the lives and works of women artists’ struggles)

    Workshop presentations

    • Open Form Composition, a workshop  and concert dedicated to American composer John Cage, with Dr. Katherine Cartright, in collaboration with the Fulbright program
    • Variations and Imaginary Folk Dances (string orchestra and voice, composition commissioned by Kremerata Baltica- Gidon Kremer)
    • Palais de Femmes (for chamber orchestra and sound track- commissioned by 2e2m-Paris)
    • Moods Rhythms and Changes (for percussion orchestra – commissioned by Ensemble Symblema – Paris)
    • Soliloquy (composed for and performed by the Lebanese Philharmionc Orchestra)