Shiloah is Emeritus Professor of the Department of Musicology, Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. Born in Argentina 1928 to parents of Syrian
origin, he immigrated to Palestine in 1941 from Damascus. Studied
music and Flute in Jerusalem and Paris. He played flute at the radio
symphony orchestra and was director of musical folklore at the radio.
He earned master's degree at the Hebrew University (Hebrew and Arabic
literature and Biblical studies) and was awarded a PhD in Musicology
and Oriental Studies from the Sorbonne in Paris.