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UNIVERSITÉ ANTONINE, HADATH-BAABDA Faculty of Music and Musicology






Postal Address:

PO Box 40016 Hadath-Baabda, Lebanon


+961 5 927 001


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts in Music and Musicology. Three years. Studies in performance (Western, Arabic instruments, early music), choral conducting, musicology (Arabic, Western), composition, music education for teaching in schools, music technology and media, music therapy (since 2017).


Graduate program


Master in Music and Musicology. In traditional musics, music education, musicology (Western, Arabic), music technology, music therapy.


Diploma program


Teaching Diploma in Music and Musicology.

Institution Notes:

This private university was formally established in 1996 by the State and given its current name in respect of the earlier education establishment set up by the Catholic Maronite Antonine Order. The Antonine Fathers School of Music was established in 1981 and since 2006 has been elevated to a higher status, offering Bachelor and Master degrees as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies and the Teaching Licence. There are departments of Western Art Music and Arabic Classical Music and Oriental Musical Traditions. The University operates on four campuses but music programs are only offered at the Hadath-Baabda campus. The Centre for Research on Musical Traditions issues the Journal of Musical Traditions of the Arabic and Mediterranean Worlds as well as the Journal of Sciences of Music Education (in Arabic). It has partnerships with Universities in Paris and with the Arab Academy of Music. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

March 2022