Amani Zouehid

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Amani Zouehid is a cellist currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born and raised in Venezuela under a blending of Arabic-Venezuelan culture. Zouehid begun her musical studies at 7 in the Venezuela program “El Sistema” which provided her cost-free access to music and a space to build fruitful relationships with many diverse people. In 2018, Amani moved to the States and pursued a Bachelor of Music in Violoncello Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. During her time there, she had the opportunity to perform with different chamber music groups and the regional orchestras in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. During the summer, she has participated in the National Repertory Orchestra, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival. In 2023, Amani made her debut as a soloist with orchestra as one of the winners of the William T. Gower Concerto Competition.
In recent years, Amani has been teaching a small cello studio, where her philosophy emphasizes fostering a deep understanding of the instrument while encouraging students to express their unique voices. In the spring of 2024, Amani was selected as the upcoming cello fellow for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Inclusion Fellowship, showcasing her commitment to diversity and inclusivity within the classical music community.
She continues her studies at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as Violoncello Graduate Assistant under the mentorship of Professor Sæeunn Thorsteinsdóttir.

Positions and Work Experience

2024 -2026 Cello member, Inclusion Fellowship, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC

2023 -2025 Graduate Assistant, Violoncello Department , CCM, Cincinnati, OH

Post Graduate Training and Education

2023-2025 M.M Performance (Violoncello), The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, , Cincinnati, OH