Wanees Zarour


Director, Middle East Music Ensemble


Office: Goodspeed Hall 309
Phone: (773)702-8484
Email: wbz@uchicago.edu

Trained in both Western and Middle Eastern musical traditions, violinist Wanees Zarour is well versed in genres from free jazz to Macedonian folk. The musician, educator, performer, and composer of Middle Eastern music currently teaches Middle Eastern Rhythm, Maqam Theory, and other subjects at Old Town School of Folk Music. Zarour is an Artist-in-Residence with Chicago Artist Partnership in Education (CAPE), St. Xavier University, and the Chicago Public Schools. He has also conducted lectures and workshops at DePaul University, Elmhurst College, University of Pittsburgh, and Ohio State University.