Dr. Nizam KettanehDr. Kettaneh was awarded a fellowship in orchestra management by the American Symphony Orchestra League. He then worked successively as director of finance and personnel at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, production coordinator at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, chief financial officer of the Baltimore Opera Company, director of production at the St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra in New York, and chief financial officer and director of IT at the Children’s Guild, a school for emotionally disturbed children in Maryland.

He is a founder of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and of The New York Collegium. He is the founder of the American Friends of Les Arts Florissants and serves on its board as Treasurer. He is also on the board of Les Arts Florissants in Paris. He is the chairman of the New York Advisory Board of Opera Lafayette and member of the board of Opera Lafayette. For Opera Lafayette, he has lectured on French Opera at the Smithsonian, on the Influence of Greek Drama on Classical Opera at the Society for the Preservation of Greek Heritage and on French Opéra Comique at La Maison Française in Washington, DC. and has written program notes for the operas and opera-comiques performed and recorded by Opera Lafayette. He is presently preparing an edition of the critical writings of French opera composer, Ernest Reyer.

Dr. Kettaneh did his undergraduate studies and obtained his Masters degree in Sciences from the American University of Beirut. He then obtained a Doctorate degree in Biology from Purdue University, Indiana followed by a Masters degree in Business from Loyola College, Maryland. He also holds an inactive Maryland CPA license. He is fluent in English, French, German and Arabic.