Conservatory faculty is composed of twenty-three leading young Israeli musicians and teachers who continue to travel to Nazareth from Tel Aviv, Givatayim, Ramat Gan, Haifa, Hadera, and Jerusalem to give lessons each week. Many faculty members were trained in Europe and the U.S. and have also played in renowned orchestras.
Offering the highest level of instruction to auditioned students, the Conservatory has nurtured many talented musicians. Two Polyphony graduates were the first Arab musicians to ever win the prestigious Israeli Paul Ben Haim Competition. Many more have gone on to music academies such as Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Bard College in New York, and the Tel Aviv Buchman-Mehta Conservatory. Coming full circle, some graduates have even returned to the Conservatory as teachers. Other Polyphony graduates have pursued advanced studies in non-musical subjects, such as the Technion University, Israel’s leading college for the sciences, and Tel Aviv University.
Several globally renowned musicians have given masterclasses and workshops in Nazareth, including:
- Andras Schiff, classical pianist
- Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist and bandleader
- Lynn Harrell, cellist
- Mickey Hart, percussionist, Grateful Dead
- Radek Baborák, Horn player
- Yair Dalal, violinist and oud player
Towns and villages of students and teachers