U.S. Fulbright Specialist Visits Helwan University

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Dr. Catherine Jarjisian, a consultant and former dean of the Cleveland Institute of Music, is visiting the Faculty of Music Education at Helwan University under the auspices of the Commission’s Fulbright Specialist Program. Invited by Dr. Nabila Alfy Kamel, Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Jarjisian is working with Dr. Nahla Mattar, composer and assistant professor of music education, to lead intensive workshops and meetings with faculty members and administrators, as well as members of the National Committee of Quality Assurance. While at Helwan, Jarjisian is also participating in preparations for the First Conference on Music Education in Egypt, to be convened by the Faculty of Music Education on February 9-11, 2010. The Specialist program provides short-term opportunities for Egyptian institutions and American scholars to increase collaboration between the United States and Egypt. The Commission is grateful for Dr. Jarjisian’s contribution to the program.

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