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Hicham Chami

Executive Director

Heartland Seminars

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Background Information

Employment History

MBA Student

DePaul University


Affiliations

University of Florida

Research Fellow In the School of Music


Mosaic Trio

Founder


Arabesque Foundation for Arab Culture

Founder


Genesis

Board Member


5th District State Legislation - State of Illinois

Legislative Liaison


Xauen Music Inc

Founder


The Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble

Founder


CCOE

Founder


Education

Law School at La Sorbonne , Paris


National Conservatory of Music and Dance


Islamic Studies program

Columbia University


M.A.

Bethel University


MBA

DePaul University


PhD program

Ethnomusicology

University of Florida


bachelor's degree

Marketing

ISCAE


bachelors

The University of Miami


Web References(75 Total References)


Heartland Seminar on Arabic Music - Faculty

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Hicham Chami,


www.heartlandseminar.com

Hicham ChamiHicham Chami is a Moroccan-born qanun performer based in Chicago.He has studied qanun for nearly twenty years, with Abd El-Kbir Al-Haddad and Hassan Amhaouch in Morocco and Jamal Sinnu and George Sawa in the United States.Hicham graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat Morocco, with a diploma in Qanun performance and instruction and another in Western Music Theory.Hicham has been performing with several ensembles in the U.S, and could be heard in several CDs, ranging from Spiritual music and Traditional Egyptian repertoire to Turkish folk and Bellydancing music.Hicham is founder of the Mosaic Trio and the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble as well as Xauen Music, an organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of classical Arabic, Sephardic, Turkish, and Armenian music.Following graduation from business school in Casablanca, Hicham moved to Chicago to begin the MBA program at DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business.He is included in Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago" issue (August 2002) as "best instrumentalist"; this is the first time a Muslim Arab has received such recognition.Hicham is an educator as well as a musician.He conducts workshops and classes for children and adults in a variety of settings, and is the designer of Arabesque, an educational program introducing Chicago inner-city schools to the Arab culture and Music.


Adult Education – Al-Bustan Music Program

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Hicham Chami, qanun player and ethnomusicologist, presented a lecture on Lebanese cultural icon Fayrouz and the Rahbanis, and led afternoon sessions with Arabic teachers discussing culture/media and developing lesson plans.
Friday: Rahbani Brothers and Fairuz as Lebanese Cultural Icons in 20th Century, Hicham Chami Lead instruction is by Hanna Khoury, Hafez Kotain, Kinan Abou-afach, and Hicham Chami, with guest lectures by University of Pennsylvania faculty and graduate students. Hicham Chami is a research fellow in the School of Music at the University of Florida, concurrently enrolled in the Islamic Studies program at Columbia University. His research interests are Historical Ethnomusicology, the aesthetics of classical Arab music, and the reciprocal influence betwixt mystical Islam and Andalusian music in Morocco. He has presented his research at multiple conferences of the Society for Ethnomusicology and at major universities, and has been published in the academic press. He is the acting editorial manager of the Journal of Arab Music Research, a publication he launched in conjunction with North American authorities in the field, and currently serves as the president-elect of the Society of Arab Music Research, an SEM interest group. Chami is a Moroccan-born qanun performer. He graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat, Morocco, with diplomas in qanun performance/instruction and Western music theory. After earning his business school degree in Casablanca, he relocated to Chicago and completed his MBA at DePaul University's Kellstadt School of Business. Chami presents educational programs and residencies throughout the U.S. and is Executive Director of the Heartland Seminars on Arab Culture. Instructors: Director Hanna Khoury, Hafez El Ali Kotain, Adeeb Refela, and Hicham Chami Hicham Chami - Qanun, Arabesque Music Ensemble Led by Director Hanna Khoury (violin/vocals) and musicians Hafez El Ali Kotain (percussion), Hicham Chami (qanun/lecturer), and Adeeb Refela (oud), participants spent the mornings learning about Arab music theory, melodic modes (maqamat), rhythms, and vocals, as well as understanding the role of music within Arab cultural traditions. Led by Director Hanna Khoury (violin/vocals) and musicians Hafez El Ali Kotain (percussion), Hicham Chami (qanun/lecturer), and Adeeb Refela (oud), participants spend the mornings learning about Arab music theory, melodic modes (maqamat), rhythms, and vocals, as well as understanding the role of music within Arab cultural traditions.


www.heartlandseminar.com

Hicham Chami
Hicham Chami is a Moroccan-born qanun performer based in Chicago. He has studied qanun for nearly twenty years, with Abd El-Kbir Al-Haddad and Hassan Amhaouch in Morocco and Jamal Sinnu and George Sawa in the United States. Hicham graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Rabat Morocco, with a diploma in Qanun performance and instruction and another in Western Music Theory. Hicham has been performing with several ensembles in the U.S, and could be heard in several CDs, ranging from Spiritual music and Traditional Egyptian repertoire to Turkish folk and Bellydancing music. Hicham is founder of the Mosaic Trio and the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble as well as Xauen Music, an organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of classical Arabic, Sephardic, Turkish, and Armenian music. Following graduation from business school in Casablanca, Hicham moved to Chicago to begin the MBA program at DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business. He is included in Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago" issue (August 2002) as "best instrumentalist"; this is the first time a Muslim Arab has received such recognition. Hicham is an educator as well as a musician. He conducts workshops and classes for children and adults in a variety of settings, and is the designer of Arabesque, an educational program introducing Chicago inner-city schools to the Arab culture and Music.


Yoel Ben-Simhon-Sultana Music-oud

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Two major Middle Eastern music ensembles, the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble, led by Hicham Chami, and the Anda-El, East-West Orchestra will merge for a U.S. tour, under the artistic direction of Dr. Avi Eilam-Amzallag.


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