Maestro Prof. Dr. Emil Khoury (song-writer, poet, philosopher, performer, composer, conductor, music arranger, music analyst, research scholar, and professor of Western and Middle-Eastern music) has various works recorded to his credit: the Great Love cantata for H.M the late King Hussein Bin Talal (of Jordan); the Glory Maker cantata for H.M King Abdullah the Second (of Jordan); Our Love Is So Bright pop-rock song for American singer, Kay Weaver; the soundtracks of the Dive in Aqaba touristic film; and numerous musicals for chamber orchestras, mixed ensembles, feature and documentary films, and TV, Radio, and Satellite stations.
Having earned his higher education and lived in the U.S for so many years, Dr. Khoury has managed to work in two disparate musical worlds (Western and Middle-Eastern) with high verve, versatility, and vivacity. In addition to Piano and Guitar, he is also a successful performer of three Middle-Eastern instruments: Oud, Organ, and Violin (tuned G-D-G-D). Moreover, as part of his firm conviction in serving communities with music, Maestro Khoury has always ensured active involvement in as many music festivals, social events, community gatherings, philanthropic activities, and humanitarian commitments as he could possibly participate. Also, he gave enlightening and enriching lectures on diverse aspects of Middle-Eastern music (modes/maqamat, instruments, history, forms, rhythms, etc.). In this context, he claims that “Music has an allied power to bring forth a societal ligature much as the rain has magnetic power to impartially cluster diverse people under the tiara of a single umbrella.” “Music,” asserts Khoury, “can play a vitally peerless role in forging a bridge of communication and understanding between people from all walks of life, thus fostering further relatedness and a higher level of peaceful coexistence in society.”
Khoury's repertoire includes a wide spectrum of works composed for sundry Western organics/complements, such as Misty Love, the Silky Browser, Play Ground, Nostalgia, My Beautiful Lady, My Love, Soft Touch, Farewell, Sweet Dream, Indifferent Man, Real Woman, Serenata Notturna, Desert Chi, Solitaire, Notice of Love, Romance, Sour Soul, Passion, Silent Love, Dance on the Moon, Love Is You, Don't Go Away, Blue Orchid (Azandem), Romantic Theme, the Tune of Love, Japan Perspective, and Love Dance, as well as a vast portfolio of English and Middle-Eastern songs and musical pieces.
Khoury's current activities include making music for both a Turkish TV drama series and the A Teacher’s Memoirs documentary film, being a member on the adjudication panel of First Star TV talents show, giving on-campus lectures on Middle-Eastern music, conducting on-site seminars on composing and arranging music incorporating an innovative, creative project entitled Characters-Based Music ®, and launching the Worldwide Artists Club (WAC) website project ™.
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