Founding Members

Ihssan Al-Ma’ani

A Bassoon player who is dedicated to the Youth for Music Association full time. He strongly believes in the importance of continuously honing music skills via professionals, and wishes to encourage the same for young musicians across the region. Ihsaan had received a Bachelor in Computer and Networks Engineering from Balqa’ Applied University (2020); musically, his education included online studies with Michael Garza and Giovanni Geletti. He has performed in various orchestras around the world, including Lebanon, Norway, Spain, UAE, and Jordan, and he was also a member of the former Jordanian National Orchestra.

Hrag Mouradian

Hrag Mouradian is an Armenian-Jordanian Duduk player, performing and recording artist with regional attendance across the Middle East and North Africa. He travelled to Yerevan in 2015 for authentic training with duduk masters Gevorg Dabaghyan and Narek Mnatsakanyan, where he closely studied the music and roots of the national Armenian instrument. As one of the few Duduk musicians in the Middle East (and the first in Jordan) to share his music on stage with fellow artists, Hrag is devoted to introducing the cultural identity of the duduk, and exploring its beauty in diverse music projects.

Majd Khnouf

Majd is a musician and an Industrial Engineer who works in Project Management - a career which largely enriches her role in the Association. Majd had obtained her LRSM degree in piano performance in 2014, plus the DipABRSM in clarinet performances in 2019. She has taught piano, clarinet, and music theory in multiple institutions (including the University of Jordan), in addition to involvement in master classes with international artists and ensembles. She has participated in many choirs, orchestras and various groups; she’s a clarinetist with Abnus Woodwind Quartet, a member of the Amman Community Band, and was the Team Leader of the Jordanian team in Ethno Cyprus 2016 and 2018.

“Being part of Youth for Music Association means providing a platform and a medium for different musicians in Jordan and across the region to hone their skills and channel their talents with proper support and guidance.”

Mirna Abdallah

A student of Management Sciences at GJU, Mirna’s music journey started with the National Music Conservatory as a child, and she’s been playing the clarinet and progressing with Dr. Hisham Sharaf ever since. She has made multiple contributions to music projects in the Kingdom and abroad, leading up to Youth for Music Association, where she believes in the importance of providing an inspiring, supportive platform for youth musicians.

Evate Fashho

Evate obtained her DipABRSM degree in Violin Performance from the Associated Board Royal School of Music in 2017. She played with various orchestras, including the National Jordanian Orchestra Association, Palestine Youth Orchestra, Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and Joung Ensemble Berlin Sinfonieorcherter. Evate is also the co-founder of Nai Choir, and is currently a member of the Etihad Chamber Orchestra. Apart from music, Evate is a nutritionist that holds a Master’s degree in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition from University College London.

Dolly Deeb

Dolly started playing the piano and then the flute as a child, and has adopted a life in music ever since, partaking in orchestras, choirs and bands all over Europe and The United States. Her passion for all forms of art led her to a career in the production field as a Digital Media Content Creator and Producer.

“Growing up, the music community always played a huge positive role in my life, and shaped me into the person I am today. This is why I wanted to create the same opportunity for the youth of this generation.”

Mirna Khalfawi

Mirna comes from a life-long background in marketing, communications, PR & branding, with an inner voice that always dreamed of serving music. In January 2019, she established Abrez Music in Jordan as a merging step that provides music marketing & relevant career development services for artists, with a devotion to highlight the local music-scape on its social media platforms. Her outlooks lean to folklore sounds; discovering, exploring, promoting, marketing and connecting the cultural dots that bring us all closer through music.

“It’s a privilege to be onboard the Youth for Music Association - a hardworking group of young music professionals, with a solid vision of improving the ecosystem for youth musicians in Jordan and the region.”