Suraya Mohamed Suraya Mohamed is a three-time Peabody Award-winning producer, sound designer and editor.
Suraya Mohamed, photographed for NPR, 22 January 2020, in Washington DC.
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Suraya Mohamed, photographed for NPR, 22 January 2020, in Washington DC.
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Suraya Mohamed

Producer, NPR Music

Suraya Mohamed is a three-time Peabody Award-winning producer, sound designer and editor. She currently serves as the project manager for Jazz Night In America and is a contributing producer on the Alt.Latino podcast. She also produces NPR's holiday specials package, including Tinsel Tales, Hanukkah Lights, Toast Of The Nation, Pink Martini's Joy To The World: A Holiday Spectacular and most recently Hamilton: A Story Of US. You'll also find her work on the Tiny Desk series as either a producer or engineer.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music's with degrees in Viola Performance and Recording Arts and Sciences, Mohamed specializes in music and technology. Her Tonmeister (German: "sound master") classification is punctuated by her experience working as both an engineer and a producer in many genres.

With a wide range of musical interests and experience, Mohamed played bass in a high school go-go band, has worked as a substitute violist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and currently performs with a Washington, D.C., indie-rock band.

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