Is a Jordanian choir founded in 2018 and led by the Oud player Mazen Abdo. It is a mix of both the Oud (oriental instrument), and “A Cappella”, which is using the human voices without the accompaniment of musical instruments. Hence, the name of the band “OudAppella” was derived. The idea of the choir is based on the existence of only one musical instrument, that accompanied the choir in all of its five projects until 11/2019. This style is what made it unique.
Conductor: Mazen Abdo
Mazen Abdo, born in Amman - Jordan in 1992. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Accounting from the German-Jordanian University (GJU). He is an Oud (oriental instrument) tutor, performer, and musician who was a student of Mr. Omar Abbad. He started playing the Oud in 2007. He represented Jordan in the “Solhi Al-Wadi” competition in Syria in 2009 and was awarded a scholarship to study the Oud at the “Arab Oud House” in Cairo (Instructor: Mr. Naseer Shamma). He was also the 1st place winner for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan of the Oud competition organized by the Ministry of Education and Music (two times in a row). He participated in various musical courses in addition to his main instrument – the Oud, such as Guitar, Cello, and Piano. He also got a distinction grade at the “ABRSM Music Theory Certification – Grade 5”. He gained a solid experience in music by performing the Oud with many local and European bands, orchestras and choirs, or as a soloist on many theaters. He also founded his own choir, OudAppella, in 2018. He is the trainer, music arranger, and the leader of the choir.
Founding Date: 2018-01-28
Choir Category: Age: Youth (15-25), Adult (18 and above)
Choir Category: Voices: Mixed
Choir Category: Size: 20-60 voices
Choir category: Level: Audition Choir (singers need to pass an audition to be members)
Contact person: Mazen Abdo (Artistic Director)

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