Program: Performing Arts
Position: Senior Instructor of Music / Composer in Residence
Courses taught: PFA 212 Survey of Middle Eastern Music
Degrees: Licence in Musicology
Joseph F. Khalife has been teaching music at LAU, where he also organizes several annual concerts. He is trained in Carl Onfl and Marcel Corneloup methods at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), and over the past 30 years in composing music in Italy, France, Switzerland and the United States. Khalife has produced 15 music albums of his LAU annual concerts and has composed music for several television programs and for well-known Lebanese poets, theater producers, directors, as well as singers, including Majida el Roumi, Joumana Medawar, and many others. He has presented concerts with Majida el Roumi in 18 countries and with Joumana Medawar in six countries, in addition to numerous religious concerts in Lebanon, France, Italy, the United States, Canada, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar. Khalife has received several awards, including Pope Jean-Paul II (Decoration) Award in 2002, Said Akl Award in 2002, and Santa Sicilia Rom Award in 1983. Khalife has been promoted to Senior Instructor and made Musician in Residence by the University both effective the Fall 2013 semester.
Licence in Musicology, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon