Mrs. Rima Tarazi

Mrs. Tarazi studied at Birzeit College and continued her education at Beirut College for Women, where she earned an intermediate university degree before moving to France to study music. In 1952, she obtained a degree in psychology and Arabic language from the American University of Beirut. Mrs. Tarazi is a pianist, composer, and social activist. She led the band at Birzeit College and is a founding member of the Birzeit BoT. She served as an active member of the Board of Directors of the Inash al Usra Society from 1968-2008. She was also Chaiperson of the Ramallah YWCA for 1982-1991 and the YWCA Chairperson for Palestine from 1996 until 1999. Mrs. Tarazi contributed to the foundation of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music and has been its head from 1993 until today. She is also President of the Administrative Board of the General Union of Palestinian Women. Mrs. Tarazi has published eight volumes of music entitled Songs of Freedom and Hope.