Suraya Mohamed Suraya Mohamed is the Executive Producer for NPR Music.
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

Executive Producer, NPR Music

Suraya Mohamed is the Executive Producer for NPR Music. In this role, Mohamed leads development and production of content across NPR Music's podcasts, programs and shows including Tiny Desk, Alt.Latino, Jazz Night in America, All Songs Considered and NPR Music's acquired shows.

Mohamed has worked in numerous capacities and divisions at NPR, most recently as the senior manager for NPR Music Operations. She oversees partnerships with a variety of organizations, both inside and outside the public radio network. In 2021 she led NPR's efforts to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a full slate of programming across multiple platforms.

She started her NPR career in the audio engineering department where she served in a variety of capacities including the technical director of Performance Today and project engineer for Radio Expeditions, a collaborative groundbreaking project between NPR and the National Geographic Society. Mohamed left NPR to start her own production company and specialized in documentary production, sound design, mixing, and editing where she won three Peabody awards, three Gracie awards and received the NEA Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service for her work on the Jazz Profiles documentary series. For many years, she was an adjunct professor at Howard University's School of Communications, where she taught Advanced Audio Production and Audio Engineering Principles.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music with degrees in viola performance and recording arts and sciences, Mohamed has a wide range of musical interests and experiences, and fondly remembers her time as a substitute violist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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