We’ve been asked to circulate this appeal for a new college of music in East Jerusalem. Al-Quds University is an apolitical campus, founded by Mohammed Nuseibeh and enjoying close partnerships with Brandeis and Bard in the US.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Together with Al Quds University we are developing a new College of Music for Palestine. In the past two years we have been grateful for a lot of support and for many wonderful artistic contributions of artists from around the world.
Our project aims for excellence in musical education, allowing young talentedmusicians to have access to a level of learning and professional advancement hitherto unavailable in the country. It operates within a network of Palestinian and international academic music institutions and offers talented students from all backgrounds the chance to develop their knowledge, musical skills, understanding and artistic expression which will help them to contribute to musical life in Palestine and abroad.
What is still very much needed is an academic infrastructure including spezialized literature, scores and recordings. Thanks to the Czech Representative Office in Ramallah we were able to found the first Palestinian Music Library, open to students as well as professional musicians in Palestine. The purchase of a broad range of books and CDs was a first step to develop this very much needed infrastructure.
In case you would have any spare or old books on music, CDs, DVDs or scores that are not needed anymore, we would be deeply grateful for any donations which would help to offer our students the chance to study and discover the world music.
If you would be willing to contribute to the first Palestinian Music Library please send the items you wish to donate to:
Petra R. Klose
K und K Wien
Marc Aurel Strasse 2a/6/8
We will make sure that all donations will safely reach the new Al Quds College of Music in Jerusalem.
I am at your disposal for any further information.
With many thanks and kind regards