May 14, 2021
Moh’d-Ghayeb, a 2019 Fulbright scholar originally from Bahrain, has been a distinguished member of the Drexel University Percussion Ensemble since September 2019. Ghayeb graduated this past winter with a Master of Science in Marketing, a minor in Communications, Culture, and Media and a concentration in Arts Management. As a Fulbright scholar, he received a fully-funded scholarship from the US Department of State for his outstanding community and social work in Bahrain and beyond.
Music is the language Ghayeb felt most comfortable speaking upon arrival to the United States and connecting with the local community was a top priority for him. Despite being passionate about rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal, Ghayeb chose to join the Drexel Percussion Ensemble because as a drum kit player since he wanted to be more genre-agnostic. With the support of ensemble director Mark Beecher, Ghayeb and the ensemble found creative freedom was the recipe for success.
Ghayeb reflects, “I passed this creative freedom onto everyone I collaborated with, and that’s how we made magic. I would like to thank Mark Beecher for taking me under his wing and pushing my musical horizons to new heights. For the past 18 months, he has not only been a musical comrade, but a father figure that I desperately needed away from home. I would also like to thank everyone who showed up at our live events or watched our virtual concerts, thank you all for the fond memories.”
This June, Ghayeb will be the LeBow Commencement Speaker at the LeBow College of Business and School of Economics graduation ceremony. Join us in congratulating Ghayeb on his graduation and successful career at Drexel University!