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Vahid Jahandari

DMA Student
Iranian-born composer of acoustic and electronic music, Vahid Jahandari's works have been performed and recorded in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jahandari is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser working across genres and mediums. Jahandari's music has been selected and performed at numerous festivals, including ISCM World Music Days in Estonia, World Saxophone Congress in Croatia, SXSW, SEAMUS, SPLICE, and many more.
Research Interests: 

Holy hip hop, Political hip hop, Persian popular music

Honors and Awards: 

August 2015, first prize at 2Agosto International Composition Competition, 21st edition

“The Checkered City” for narrator and symphonic orchestra

Premiered by Del Teatro Comunale Orchestra in Bologna, Italy


February 2015, first prize at Pejman National Composition Competition

“And, I Speak to You” for clarinet quintet

Premiered by Pejman Quintet at Vahdat Hall, Tehran


Education and Training: 
MM in Music Composition, The University of Texas at Austin
BM in Music Composition, Tehran University of Art
Teaching Interests: 

Hip Hop

Popular Music



Music History