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Saudi Arabia uses international experiences to teach music in public education

Saudi Arabia uses international experiences to teach music in public education

Saudi Arabia uses international experiences to teach music in public education

4 universities are working to open art colleges

Monday – 15 Safar 1444 AH – 12 September 2022 AD

Teaching music begins gradually from the kindergarten and primary school levels (Ministry of Culture)

Riyadh: Mohammed Al-Mutairi

Sultan Al-Bazai, CEO of the Saudi Music Commission, revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat that they used four international experiences to benefit from them in introducing music into the country’s public education curricula, pointing out that they were informed of the experiences of Kuwait, the UAE, Egypt and Lebanon “for the similarity of the situation of those countries in the Kingdom, and for their progress.” in this aspect.”
The CEO of the authority explained that teaching music comes within the national framework of culture that the Ministries of Culture and Education are working on, and it is related to the inclusion of all arts, including music, in the public education curricula, indicating that its teaching will begin gradually from the stages of kindergarten and primary education classes. The launch will include all schools comprehensively, and developmental programs and courses will be provided for Saudi teachers.
He pointed out that the curricula focus on musical theories and understanding musical rhythms and musical scale, with the introduction of musical instruments in the next stages of the project, which began in 100 private schools last year, supported by the authority with musical instruments and helped it develop related curricula.
Al-Bazai noted that four Saudi universities have started discussions with the commission to open art colleges, including King Saud University, which is about to do so, and three other universities will join it, adding that the commission is working to open the Higher Institute of Music, an Academy of Music, and musical centers in all regions of the country, and “These steps will be an important tributary to the graduation of a number of Saudi music specialists.”
He pointed out that the culture system is working on the “Culture Houses” project with the aim of establishing cultural houses in each governorate that include public libraries, cultural theaters and multi-activity halls, to practice all arts, including music, and all bodies affiliated with the Ministry of Culture will benefit from them to deliver their services to all beneficiaries in all regions.

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