Dr. Andrea Shaheen is native El Pasoan and a professor of Ethnomusicology and Music Performance. She specializes in the performance practice styles of the Middle East and has conducted extensive fieldwork amongst the Syrian population both in Syria and in diaspora.
Dr. Shaheen is a Medici Scholar, a three-time FLAS recipient, and an active member of the Society for Ethnomusicology. In 2010, she returned from Damascus, Syria, where she lived and studied as a Fulbright Fellow. In addition to research, Dr. Shaheen maintains an international performance schedule as a symphonic oboist.