A native of El Paso, Dr. Andrea Shaheen joined the UTEP Faculty as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Oboe Studies in August 2012. She currently directs the UTEP World Music Ensembles and maintains an active oboe studio.
| Andrea Shaheen, D.M.A.|
Ethnomusicology and Oboe
|Office: FFA M441|
Office Phone: (915) 747-7824
Dr. Shaheen attended the University of North Texas (UNT) for a Bachelor’s in Music Performance. During her time at UNT she performed in the Wind Ensemble under the baton of Eugene Corporon, with whom she recorded several albums under the Klavier label. Her principal oboe teachers include Neil Tatman, Charles Veazey, Lindabeth Binkley, Robert Krause, and Janie Sanchez. She has had master class coaching’s with John Mack, Richard Woodhams, Rebecca Henderson, and Wayne Rapier.
In 2010, Dr. Shaheen was appointed as the Oboe and World Music faculty at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival in Oneonta, New York. She toured with the Aegean Verdi Festival Orchestra in Greece and was Principal Oboe with the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra of the High Institute of Music in Syria for the 2009-2010 season. She is a Medici Scholar, a three-time Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) recipient, and a Fulbright Fellow. She is an active member of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the College Music Society, the International Double Reed Society, and the Middle East Studies Association.
Dr. Shaheen also maintains a national and international symphonic performance schedule. In March 2012, she performed Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite under the baton of Matthew Coorey as principal oboist of the Palestinian National Orchestra.