Choices of Armenian folksongs and a assortment of music for the purchase of worship with configurations for 3 or 4 part man choruses or 4 component mixed choruses were the principal contribution of Ekmalyan. The corpus of his functions also included overtures for orchestra, choruses, piano compositions, tracks and folk tune settings. He previously researched music at St Petersburg Conservatory with Rimsky-Korsakov. Nearly all his lifestyle was spent learning and teaching in his city of Tbilisi. Ekmalyan trained a training course in Armenian notation and created a chapel choir at Nersessian University.