|Principal||Dr. Walid Mousallem|
Le Conservatoire libanais national supérieur de musique or The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music was founded in the 1930s by Wadih Sabra, composer of the national anthem of Lebanon. Sabra's goal was to establish an institute of higher learning for music. The Conservatoire, which is headed by the well-known composer and conductor, Dr. Walid Gholmieh has more than 4,800 students taught by 250 professors. The Conservatoire is headquartered in Beirut with branches in Tripoli, Jounieh, Dhour El Choueir, Zahlé, Aley and Sidon.
Since 1999, the Conservatoire has managed two orchestras, l’Orchestre symphonique national du Liban (Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra) and l’Orchestre national de musique arabe-orientale (The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music) or Lebanese Oriental Orchestra (L.O.O.). The latter was established in June, 2000 and consists of around 50 musicians.
- BBC NEWS | Programmes | Crossing Continents | Website Exclusive: Beirut Rebuilds a Culture (23 December, 1998) Retrieved 20 December 2016
- "National Oriental-Arabic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Walid Gholmieh in Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) Concerts/Lectures 2006 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2016-12-20. Retrieved 20 December 2016
- Lebanese Oriental Orchestra (L.O.O.) page at beirut.com Accessed 30 December 2016
- Home page for Lebanese Oriental Orchestra (L.O.O.) at loo.gov.lb Accessed 30 December 2016