AUS Alumni Nassim Al Saba Choir is an ensemble whose members are all alumni and students of the American University of Sharjah. The choir was formed in 2010, with the hope to share Arabic heritage and build cultural bridges with non-Arab cultures. AUS Alumni Nassim Al Saba Choir is one of very few around the world that preform Arabic music in four part harmony. With their music, they wish to communicate peace, through the local heritage, engage in community dialogue about Arab-Western relations, and participate in interfaith forums with the local and international community. If their singing contributes to either small or large amounts of unity and peace, then they have fulfilled our mission.
Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, USA, Christopher J. Cameron received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Western Michigan University in 2002 and later received his Masters Degree in Music Education/Conducting from The American Band College out of Sam Houston State University in 2010.
Christopher has been highly involved with music education for the past 9 years as a the Director of Band and Choir at Reading High School, MI, USA; The International Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Dubai American Academy, UAE. As a percussionist, Christopher has played with several symphony orchestras since 1998 and was principal percussionist of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra for 5 years. He has been a guest conductor for several southwest Michigan schools and the Hillsdale Wind Symphony in Hillsdale, MI, USA. He was also the Director of the Addis Ababa Community Band for 2 years.
Christopher is affiliated with professional organizations including Percussive Arts Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Men's Music Fraternity, Music Educator's National Conference, and the International Thespian's Society. Christopher also has 3 graduate publications: 6 Weeks to Improved Horn Playing (2007), Adventures in Oboe Playing: A Beginning Method (2009), and coming soon...International Band Method (2012).