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Vahid Jahandari

DMA Student

Vahid Jahandari is a dynamic transdisciplinary musician, educator, and scholar specializing in global music studies. Award-winning composer of acoustic and electronic music, Jahandari's works have been performed and recorded in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has received awards, including first prizes at 2Agosto and Pejman competitions for His orchestral and chamber music, and commissions include the Grammy nominee ensemble, PubliQuartet.


Jahandari is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser who works across various genres and mediums. His music has been selected and performed at numerous festivals, including ISCM World Music Days in Estonia, the World Saxophone Congress in Croatia, SXSW, SEAMUS, SPLICE, and many more.

Currently pursuing His DMA in Composition at UC Santa Cruz, Jahandari holds degrees in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin (M.M.), where He served as a Teaching Assistant in Digital Music, and from the Tehran University of Art (B.M.).