The Qatar Music Academy (QMA) – a proud member of the Qatar Foundation – is a leading music institution in Qatar and the wider region. QMA opened its doors in January 2011 to develop students’ musical talents to the highest level within a nurturing and stimulating academic environment.


"Music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization."


Core Values

We believe that the study of music builds human capacity, elevates the soul, and prepares our students for lives that enhance the public good. At QMA we promote musical excellence in our supportive atmosphere, infused with the incomparable creative energy of our internationally renowned music teachers.

Located at the heart of Doha’s Katara Cultural Village, our students share a common bond in their passion for music and enjoy cutting-edge facilities, customized to hone their musical talents.



QMA will be internationally renowned for excellent music education incorporating both Arab and Western music, thereby helping to foster a thriving music culture in Qatar and the region.



Qatar Music Academy aims to develop promising talent from the region to be the next generation of world-class musicians, by providing comprehensive music education programs in Arab and Western classical music. QMA will provide an environment that encourages all students to achieve their full potential.


Academic Objectives

• To select and nurture musically talented students
• To maintain a high quality of teaching and learning at QMA
• To build awareness and appreciation of traditional Arab and Western music in Qatar
• To research the musical heritage of the region and to safeguard it for future generations
• To establish and build a sense of community within QMA

Educational Philosophy

Every Qatar Music Academy student has the capacity to actively engage with and enjoy music. Our role as music educators is to facilitate learning and discourse, preparing and engaging diverse learners to become productive members of society. Through music, we aim to involve students in activities that require them to be creative, disciplined, flexible, and to work cooperatively with others. We must also help them explore the emotions that different types of music evoke and assist them in learning to articulate what they feel and why. Lastly, our role is to educate students about other cultures so that they can learn to see the world through another's eyes and appreciate alternative ways of thinking and living.