The Jerusalem Society for Music Teaching and Research

الجمعية المقدسية لتعليم وبحث الموسيقى


Teaching and promoting music to all Palestinians wherever they are within the framework of strengthening the cultural and national identity

Organization Type

Nongovernmental Organization (NGO)

Areas of Work

Culture, Arts, and Music,

Location of Work

Inside the wall and inside the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem,


In 1993, the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music was launched to channel musical talent among Palestinians, to promote Arabic and Western classical music, and to teach musical instruments. It set up its first branch in Ramallah with 40 students and 3 part-time teachers. The Jerusalem branch opened in 1996; the Gaza branch opened in 2013. Today, the Jerusalem branch serves over 700 students.


In June 2021, following a raid on the Jerusalem branch offices the previous summer, it was renamed the Jerusalem Society for Music Teaching and Research.

11 al-Zahra St, Shihabi Building, East Jerusalem
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Mohammad Maragha, Branch Manager

Mobile: +972.54.308.1300