07 December 2016
Aleen Masoud BU’16: Music is a Lifestyle
Aleen Masoud graduated from the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in June 2016. While she was a student, she was part of the Bethlehem University Student Ambassador Program. “Bethlehem University gave me the chance to be an ambassador and act like one. So thanks to my university, wherever I travel I am an ambassador to my country and university,” Aleen said.
Aleen is currently working as a violin teacher with Sounds of Palestine program in Beit Sahour, where children from villages and refugee camps get the chance to learn music and become socially empowered musicians. In addition to that, she gives private violin lessons. In October of 2016, she started teaching violin in Ibdaa Cultural Center− Dheisheh refugee camp, in cooperation with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.
On June 14, 2017, Aleen will be traveling to Ecuador for an internship in arts administration and music education and therapy to youth and adults with disabilities. Working with children living under difficult circumstances allowed her to realize the importance of arts in children’s lives and the positive influence it could have on them. She is very passionate about improving the learning environment through arts, specifically music, to socially and psychologically empower children. She believes that the internship will give her a chance to widen her knowledge in teaching through dealing with different personalities and abilities. Aleen is always eager to gain new experiences in an attempt to make a difference in the community. She believes that music is a lifestyle that can spread the spirit of love and hope among people.