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Amr Selim

Amr Selim

French Horn

Amr Selim is a musician, educator, cultural entrepreneur, and community leader born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. His work has taken him to most of the Middle East, Europe, and the USA -- whether collaborating, performing, teaching, or speaking, Amr aims to advocate for a thoroughly decolonized and inclusive performance and education climate. His endeavors can be seen through his publications, guest talks and lectures, membership of the Presidential Task Force on Leading Change in Music Education, and co-chairing the International Initiative Committee at the College Music Society.

Dr. Selim is a former professor of Music at the Lebanese American University and has held posts at Adelphi University and Stony Brook University in New York, at which he earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts as a Staller Scholar. As a musician, described as "expressive and ghostly wailing [playing] of a kind never heard from the instrument before," Amr has worked closely with renowned artists, conductors, and ensembles such as The Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma, Emerson String Quartet, Imani Winds, Daniel Barenboim, Frank Shipway, Christopher Muller, Ingo Metzmacher, and Gunther Schuller.

At American Voices, Amr works extensively on international projects such as YES Academies, the Heart of Afghanistan, the International Composers Forum, the Cultural Diplomacy Institute, organizational development, and the Arts Envoy Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.