Royal Academy of Music
The Royal Academy of Music, located in the heart of London, trains nearly 700 students annually in over 20 musical disciplines.
The Barenboim-Said Center for Music (BSCFM) was founded in 2003 with a steadfast belief in the power of music to enhance human life. The BSCFM was co-founded by Daniel Barenboim, a renowned pianist and conductor, and his late friend Edward Said, the Palestinian professor, scholar, pianist, and music critic internationally known as one of the founders of postcolonial studies. After a lifetime of activism, academia, and musicianship, Said dedicated the final years of his life to making classical music accessible to Palestinian children and young adults. The BSCFM is the culmination of those years of work; located in Ramallah, the Center offers classical music studies to children and young adults regardless of socioeconomic background or skill level. It offers individual lessons, group orchestra and choir practices, performance opportunities both regionally and internationally, and summer camp exchange programs. Further, BSCFM teachers host public concerts and invite celebrated musicians from around the world to perform for audiences in Ramallah.