VAHID JAHANDARI is an award-winning composer of acoustic and electronic music, inspired by social-political culture and interactive technology, with projects ranging from concert works to interdisciplinary and film scores. Currently pursuing his Composition PhD as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida, Jahandari holds degrees in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin (M.M.), where he served as a Teaching Assistant in Digital Music, as well as from the Art University of Tehran (B.M.).
As an Iranian artist involved with major social issues, Jahandari seeks to promote intercultural communication through his works. 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, Europe, and the Middle East, and he has received several awards for his music. His portfolio includes works for electronic media, mixed chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and solo instruments.
His principal teachers in composition have included Russell Pinkston, Bruce Pennycook, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Amir Eslami and Amin Honarmand.