Iranian composer, Vahid Jahandari is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Composition at the University of Texas at Austin, studying with Russell Pinkston and Bruce Pennycook. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Composition from the Art University of Tehran. He is currently a teaching assistant in digital music at the UT’s Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies.
Jahandari's music incorporates a wide range of influences from Persian folk music to avant-garde Western art music to electronic music. His works has been performed in Europe, Middle East, and the United States, and he has received several awards for his compositions. His portfolio includes works for electronic media, mixed chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and solo instruments.