Jordanian-Canadian composer of Palestinian, Syrian, and Bosnian origin, Suad was a piano student at the National Music Conservatory in Amman, and later the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus, before moving to Canada with her family in 2004. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from McGill University, from whom she received an entrance scholarship and two awards, and where she studied with a number of world-renowned composers. She composed for a variety of instruments and ensembles, and her works combine Middle Eastern maqam with elements from the Western tradition. Suad is currently based in Montreal, where she teaches piano and is a free-lance composer.