Program* | The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance


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Monday, June 4


Opening Ceremony at the Knesset, hosted by MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid)


Liturgical A-Cappella Choir Performance in The Monastery of the Crossfirst built in the Byzantine period


Dean's Banquet
The Plaza of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Building,
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance


Entrance Plaza to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Building


The Conferment Ceremony
Yitzhak Navon Hall, The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Building                       
Guest of HonourNir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem

Att. Amina Harris, Chair, The International Board of Governors   
Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of the City of Jerusalem 
Prof. Yinam Leef, President,
The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

Conferment of Honorary Trustee Award upon:
Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian

Conferment of Honorary Fellow Awards upon:
Sir Clive Gillinson, CBE
Evgeny Kissin
Noa Wertheim

Inscription in the Academy's Golden Book:
Prof. Avner Biron
Batya Cohen



Tuesday, June 5


Open Master Classes in Piano, Voice, Jazz and Dance
JAMD Faculty and Students


Open First Plenary Session, Hall 221 - Part A
Greetings  from Adv. Yair Green, Chair of the Board of Directors
Approval of New Members to the Board of Governors 


The Keynote Address: Sir Clive Gillinson, CBE 
Artists and Arts Organizations Shape the Future?


Open First Plenary Session, Hall 221 - Part B
A Chamber Music Intermezzo performed by the students of The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Excellence Program in Chamber Music 


Lunch overlooking the Hills of Jerusalem


An Afternoon with Evgeny Kissin


Free time


Gala Dinner, La Regence Restaurant, King David Hotel


Gala Concert in the Iconic British Mandate Period International YMCA Hall

Performed by the Jerusalem Academy’s Mendi Rodan Symphony Orchestra



Wednesday, June 6


The David Amar World Center of North Africa Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem
A tour of the Museum followed by a concert of Classical Arab Music performed by The Arab Music Ensemble of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance


Members of the International Board of Governors

Guests of The International Board of Governors

11:45  Second Plenary Session - Part A,
JAMD Hall 221

Chairman’s Report: Adv. Yair Green

President's Report:  Prof. Yinam Leef

Presentation: The Yitzhak Navon Community Unit

Discussion: Music Education in Response to Cultural Changes

13:15  Lunch, JAMD Patio

14:45  Second Plenary Session - Part B,
JAMD Hall 221 

Open Discussion: Concerns of the Governors

16:00 Third Plenary Session, Hall 221        

New Appointments

Annual Review of:
Conservatory and High School

Audit Committee Report

Financial and Verbal Reports:  Presentation and Approval of the Financial and Verbal Reports

Summary and Resolutions

11:15  Refreshments and Private Tour of The Medieval Citadel now known as the Tower of David Museum




13:00 Arab lunch in the Old City

14:30 Private Afternoon tours

The Stations of the Cross and the Holy Sepulcher, Old City of Jerusalem

The Western Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels of the Old City revealing streets from the Second Temple Era

The Israel Museum-The Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls of the Old Testament dating back to the Hellenistic-Roman period


16:30 Free Time


The Farewell of the 85th Anniversary Celebrations 
Overlooking the Ancient Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem


Champagne Reception


Farewell Concert:

Performances of the Andelusian and Jazz Ensembles of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance



Candle-light Feast, Musical Surprise and Last Good-Byes 



 * The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance reserves the right to change any part of the program due to unforeseeable circumstances that may occur.