Lebanon: YES Academy

Photos and narrative description of the YES Academy Lebanon, August 1 to 15, 2009

The YES Academy Lebanon, Youth Excellence on Stage, ran from August 1 to 15, 2009 at the American Community School in Beirut. With a faculty of ten from the United States' most prestigious universities and cultural institutions and over 200 participants from all corners of Lebanon, the 2009 YES Academy was an excellent first effort to bring quality performing arts education in American genres to Lebanese youth and young professionals. A real cross section of Lebanese talent was present at the Academy. Among the cities and regions represented were Tyre, Zahle, Bekaa Valley, Tripoli, Jounieh, Kaslik, Saida, Beit Meri and of course, Beirut.
Visit our playlists linked below for great videos of our gala concerts in Beirut, Tripoli and Faqra. Don't miss the excellent YES String Orchestra and Quartet, the B-Boys and B-Girls, the Kids, the Jazz, the Band, the Pianists, the Singers and the Broadway!
Profuse thanks to our supporters and sponsors:
Levant Foundation, Houston: Jamal Daniel Family
First National Bank, Beirut
Azm and Saade Foundation, Tripoli
American Community School
Lebanese American University
American University of Beirut
Mozart Chahine Music, Beirut
Radio One
University of Balamand