Michael Ibrahim
مايكل إبراهيم


Michael Ibrahim was born in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA into a Syrian-American family. He began studying the oud at the age of ten and his teachers include Sakher Hattar, Bassem Saba and Simon Shaheen. He also learned the nay, zurna and mijwiz (a dual-piped clarinet). He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where he studied composition and obtained a degree in music performance on bassoon. He is currently studying for a masters degree in conducting at Wayne State University. Ibrahim is founder and director of the Michigan Arab Orchestra, which performs and holds workshops on Arab music in the Detroit, Michigan area; he also directs the Arab Music Ensemble at the University of Michigan.

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