The "Syriac Music Institute," founded in 2007, is a non-profit organization which operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

SMI’s mission is to promote the preservation and growth of the ancient Syriac sacred music tradition, as one of the world’s oldest chant traditions, developed mainly in the territories where the Syriac people have historically resided: Mosul, Tur ʽAbdin , Mardin, Amid, Edessa, Antioch, Aleppo, Homs, Nabak and Sadad.

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The Syriac Music Institute (Beth Musiqi Suryoyto) is pleased to announce Zamar, an e-mail discussion group dedicated to the study and practice of Syriac musicology.  Zamar aims to serve as a crossroad for the Syriac musicology community—representing diverse backgrounds—for academic inquiry, intellectual exchange, and practical application in the field of Syriac musicology.

To subscribe and become a member of the group, please click here. Subscription to the group is free.  For more information, please visit the Zamar group home page. The creation of this group was made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Sait Samuel to the Syriac Music Institute.

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