Known for his versatility and virtuosity, Egyptian hornist and Apple Hill alumnus Amr Selim has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher throughout Europe, South Korea, the Middle East, and the United States. He started playing the French Horn at the age of 11 and won his first job only five years later at the age of 16 with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. Winner of the 2012 Northeast Horn Solo Competition, Amr has appeared with the Amman Symphony Orchestra, National Algerian Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony of the Americas under conductors Daniel Barenboim, Frank Shipway, Christopher Muller, Ingo Metzmacher, and Gunther Schuller. His performances have been broadcasted on Deutsche Welle, Korean National Broadcast Network, WHSU, and New York’s WQXR. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and was the horn instructor at Adelphi University, Mahanaim Conservatory, and Director of Chamber and World Music Ensembles at the Knox School. Interested in bridging Eastern and Western music, he recently finished his etude book titled “Vocalizing the Horn; A pedagogical approach to interpreting Arab vocal music on the horn.” The book is designed to help non-eastern horn players understand and perform Middle Eastern works. His research includes topics on Music and Qur’an, the religious music of Egypt, Site-Specific Performance, and Media and Arts Education in the Arab Region. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Cairo Conservatory, a Performance Certificate from Lynn Conservatory, and Master and Doctorate of Music Arts degrees from Stony Brook University.