Sharjah Performing Arts Academy in University City, Sharjah.


Sharjah to build flagship music institute

Sharjah will soon build a music institute that will serve as the flagship center for the UAE.

Announced on Thursday (March 16), the music institute will specialize in Classical, Arabic, and world music, including techniques and musical composition.

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, a Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah approved the construction as part of a plan to expand the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA).

It will be known as the College of Music under SPAA.

The institute will have a music hall with 1,100 seats, recording studios, rehearsal rooms, and a music library.

Sharjah Ruler also approved restructuring the programs under the College of Drama, namely, BA in Acting, BA in Musical Theatre, and BA in Production Arts.

He agreed to establish additional housing for students’ accommodation for the increasing enrollees.

Sheikh Dr Sultan reviewed the progress in the academy and the expansion building and program proposals that align with the scientific and practical needs. RZSP/Expat Media

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