Regular Full and Part Time Faculty, Ensemble Directors
Lecturer of Music
Kareem Roustom is
an Emmy-nominated composer who has written music for film, television, the concert
hall and album projects. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Near
East and trained in Western concert music and Jazz, Syrian-born Kareem Roustom
is a musically bilingual composer whose credits include commissions for renowned
conductor Daniel Baremboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Kronos
Quartet, the Philadelphia Orchestra's Educational Department, numerous film
scores for award-winning independent films, arrangements for artists such as Shakira
and Beyonce, and to the Philadelphia Orchestra and orchestration for
video game titles such as Remember Me and Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry.
Roustom is currently working on an orchestral commission from renowned conductor
Daniel Barenboim to compose an work for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
he title of the work is Ramal and will have its premiere in Buenos Aires in the
Summer of 2014 and will then be performed at major music festivals including the
Lucerene and Salzburg Festivals. Roustom's film music awards include an Emmy
nomination for his score the PBS documentary "The Mosque In Morgantown" a
fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Film Composers Lab, and BMI's Pete
Carpenter Fellowship. Read more at www.kr-music.com.