Music is a common language that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers which brings people together. With over 65,000 immigrants absorbed over the past 10 years, of which 13,000 are from Ethiopian origin, Netanya is continuously working towards creating a strong unified community.
The Netanya Conservatory, Musical Educational Center, is supervised by the Ministry of Education. Conductor Motty Meiron manages the conservatory and the 45 musician teachers that are employed there.
The conservatory sees integration through music as one of its leading missions. Among the 500 pupils studying there are Ethiopian immigrants, FSU immigrants and Israeli born children. The results are moving – the children have developed their musical talents and formed strong, cross-cultural bonds of friendship.
The music scholarship program is fundamental in bringing children from a low socio-economic background to the conservatory and providing them the opportunity to study music at a high level.
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