Professor in Musicology Department


Musicology Department, Faculty of Arts, Al-Quds University. Main Campus, Palestine.


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Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of Ethnomusicology Research and Studies Centre, Al-Quds University. P.h.D degree in Ethnomusicology from Ukrainian National P.I. Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, Kyiv, Ukraine, June, 1997. A member of the International Music Council, UNESCO, Paris, a member of the International Society for Musical Education (ISME), Australia, a member of the British Council for Ethnomusicology (BFE), Oxford University, Britain. Also, a member of the Committee of Music Historical Studies, the Arab Academy of Music, League of Arab States.

Research interests

  • Issues of Ethnomusicology
  • The philosophy of Arab Music theorizing
  • Inherited Palestinian music from ethnomusicological perspective
  • The employment of information technology in music education

Teaching activities

  • Teaching theories of musicology
  • Developing musical courses electronically

Selected publications

  • Arabic Music Between the Hammer of Technological Creativity and the Anvil of Cultural Identity (A Critical Study), ةInternational Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music (IRASM), VOL 42 NO 1, Music Academy of the University of Zagreb, Croatian Musicological Society, Zagreb, June, 2011, (145-163).
  • Popular Songs in Palestine: Place & Identity, AKADEMIKA, National  University  of  Malaysia، VOL  81 (1)  January-April  2011 (109-115)                                                         
  • Teaching Music as a University Elective Course through E-learning, Journal of Music Education، RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Issue. 1, January, 2012 p. 71-79.