Nabeel Zhudi

Nabeel Zhudi |

B.S. Environmental and Applied Geology, University of Jordan

M.M. Guitar Performance, University of North Texas

Nabeel began his classical guitar training in 1989 at the Solhi Alwadi Institue of Music in his hometown of Damascus. In 2003, he won the Moyen-Guitare lère Mèdaille Ascendante competition at the National Conservatory of Jordan in collaboration with the Conservatoire National de Region Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Nabeel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Applied Geology in 2005 from the University of Jordan in Amman during which time he also performed and taught as a classical guitarist. In 2017, he earned his Master’s Degree (M.M.) from UNT in classical guitar performance under professor Thomas Johnson with a related field in performing arts health under professor Kris Chesky. Nabeel is currently a Ph.D. student and research fellow at the UNT College of Music. His belief in interdisciplinary as a vehicle of good learning lead him to pursue the world’s first Ph.D. degree in Performing Arts Health at UNT College of Music. Mr. Nabeel presented the first epidemiological study on classical guitarists’ occupational health at the Performing Art Medicine Association (PAMA) international symposium (2017), and his most recent research activities include Music Performance Anxiety (MPA), Musician Identity, and muscle activation patterns of the rigtht upper back area in classical guitarists.