Fairouz Foty, Music Education Manager

Fairouz Foty is an opera singer, community organizer, educator, teaching artist, cellist, choir director, and the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Quartertonez Music. She has sung in leading musical performance centers in the DC area such as The Kennedy Center, The Millenium Stage, The REACH Center, Strathmore Hall, the Verizon Center, The Croatian, French, Slovenian, Argentinian, Bulgarian, Egyptian, Italian and Czech Embassies, The Watergate, The Anderson House, The Arts Club of Washington, the Atlas Theatre, the Gala Theatre, amongst many others and internationally in Cairo, Egypt,  Lome, Togo,  Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Pinar del Rio, Cuba, San Jose, Costa Rica, Damascus, Syria amongst others. While Fairouz is a classically trained opera singer, she merges her classical training and her commitment to social justice by helping to decolonize opera and make it more accessible to an inclusive audience. She contributes to changing the Western classical lens of voice pedagogy and connects students to their authentic voice by learning about the scientific and healing capabilities of vocal study rooted in indigenous musical traditions.  Her musical foundation began through Arabic music and she is a pioneer of fusing interesting genres of music by working with different DJs in the DMV area to fuse EDM, Arabic, and Indie styles of music with opera.  She uses her art as a way of making statements of social justice and equity and has expanded her work to dance forms by starting an all women’s Arabic dance troupe, Malikat Al-Dabke, that focuses on Arab American identity through dance, an identity that is historically erased from the American narrative.  For more information please visit www.fairouzfoty.com