On October 31, 1970, from among all the universities in the Middle East and North Africa, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik was the first to undertake the initiative of founding, within the Faculty of Letters, the Institute of Musicology.
It would be unnecessary to highlight how much Lebanon and the whole region was in need of such initiative. This Institute was established, thanks to the efforts deployed particularly by Rev. Fr. Louis Hage, Founder and Director of the Institute from 1970 until 1986, and Rev. Fr. Etienne Sacre, President of the University between 1968 and 1974.