In September 2011 , Ecole de Musique
Ghassan Yammine becomes « Ecole des Arts Ghassan
In September 2011 , a 6th branch was
opened in Hamra – Beirut, with new departments (for the 1st time in
Lebanon): the “Musical Theater” and the “Music Therapy”, in addition to
“Ghassan Yammine School of Modern Music”, “Body & Mind”, “Photography”.
In January 2011 , a new international
affiliation has been concluded between the Dance Department and “Linda
Faoro’s Traveling Dance School".
In January 2011 , the “Ecole Normale Superieure de Musique de Paris –
Alfred Cortot” opened a piano master class in EDAGY for advanced
students, with the French pianist Veronique Bonnecaze as a tutor.
In January 2011 , a new affiliation
agreement was signed with the National Conservatory of Lyon in France:
joint diplomas will be issued to EDAGY students (Music, Dance and
In October 2010 , the Photography department was created in all branches.
In June 2009 , the Lebanese President
General Michel Suleiman made a tribute to Ghassan Yammine at the
Presidential Palace in Baabda.
In May 2009 , Ghassan Yammine received the French Gold Medal of Honor for
the Arts in Paris.
In October 2008 , an agreement has been concluded with ICM – Paris for a
new service: “Music Lessons at Home”.
In October 2007, Ghassan Yammine
received the National Order of the Cedar - Knight Grade from the Lebanese
President, General Emile Lahoud.
In October 2007, a new branch has been
opened on Gazir highway (Keserwan) with 2 departments: Music and
In May 2006, Mr. Ghassan Yammine has
been elected as a member of the FFEM board (French Federation of Music
In July 2005, a 4th branch was opened in
the "Palais des Congrès" in Dbayeh with 3 new departments: Music
Technology, Painting and "Actor's School".
In May 2005, the Choir of the Music
School has been created.
In January 2005, an agreement has been
concluded with Carnegie Hall, New York (Master Class and Workshops).
In October 2004, the Dance section was
created in Jal El Dib branch including different styles.
In May 2004, EDAGY received from
"Association des Amis d'Antonio Ruiz-Pipo" France, the personal library
(about 800 music books and scores) of the famous French pianist and
composer: Ruiz-Pipo, died in 1997.
In September 2001, a third branch was
opened in Jal-El-Dib, 5km north of Beirut.
In June 2001, EDAGY begins a collaboration
with Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris, which is offering
full scholarship to EDAGY students to continue their studies in Ecole
In June 2001, EDAGY signs a protocol of
collaboration with the prestigious “Conservatoire de
Boulogne-Billancourt,” which is considered one of the three top
conservatories in France.
In November 2000, EDAGY was selected to
become the first music institution from the Arab countries that adheres
to the AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires supérieurs,
academies de musique et musikhochulen).
In February 2000, EDAGY became member of
the FFEM (Fédération Française de l’Enseignement Musical) as the first
In 1999, EDAGY became the official
representative of Waleed Howrani in Lebanon and the Arab countries.
In April 1998, EDAGY included three
• Classical music department
• Modern music department
• Oriental Music Department
In September 1996, a second branch was
founded in the heart of Beirut, in Sodeco.
In September 1993, Ghassan Yammine- pianist
and composer founded Ecole de Musique Ghassan Yamine- Lebanon (EDAGY).
Its first branch is in Beit Chabab, in the northern outskirts of Beirut.