Loab Hammoud is a PhD Candidate at Haifa University, studying the Arab art music scene in mandatory Palestine focusing on the Palestinian musicians Rawhi al-Khammash and Riyad al-Bandak and their contributions to the musical scenes both in Palestine pre-1948 and later in the diaspora in their host countries.
Hammoud received his M.A. in Ethnomusicology from The Hebrew University. And his B. Mus. in Oud and B.ED.MUS. from The Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Mr. Hammoud has been teaching Oud for more than 15 years in multiple institutions including the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music and The Eastern Music Center – Musrara in Jerusalem.
In addition, Mr, Hammoud has lectured about Arabic Music Theory and Music Education in several academic institutions, including in the Faculty of Fine Arts at The University of Agder, Norway during the years 2009 and 2010 and at Sakhnin Academic College for Teacher Education in Jerusalem.
Hammoud joined Sabreen association in Jerusalem for developing music curriculum of music education in the West Bank and UNRWA elementary schools including publishing 4 books and teachers and supervisors training.