Vahid Jahandari

Composer Info

Vahid Jahandari

Jahandari's music has been selected and performed at numerous festivals including ISCM World Music Days in Estonia, World Saxophone Congress in Croatia, South by Southwest, SEAMUS at Berklee, International Saxophone Symposium​ at GMU, SPLICE at WMU Electroacoustic Barn Dance at JU, EMS60 at UIUC, ElectroAcousticMiniFest at WSU, Midwest Composers Symposium, MCM in Indiana, West Fork New Music, EE+F, Fusebox Festival, Sound In Sculpture, LaTex Festival, EARS and many more.

A composer of acoustic and electronic music, with projects ranging from concert works to interdisciplinary and film scores. Active in a diverse array of genres and interested in music as a documentary, Jahandari's works have been performed and recorded in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and he has received awards including first prizes at 2Agosto and Pejman competitions for his orchestral and chamber music, as well as among the winners of PubliQ.

​Currently pursuing his Composition PhD as a Teaching Assistant in Digital Arts at the University of Iowa, Jahandari holds degrees in Composition from the Art University of Tehran (B.M.) as well as from University of Texas at Austin (M.M.), where he served as a Teaching Assistant in Digital Music. His portfolio includes works for electronic media, mixed chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and solo instruments.

George Crumb, Henry Cowell, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Ligeti, Charles Ivas, Steve Reich, Thomas Ades, Arvo Pärt, Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler

Student Information

Degree Pursuing
Masters, Composition


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