Department of Music


The department of music is located on the first floor of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture. The department was established in 2006 to support music performance, research and education related to musicology. The Department of Music consists of analysis, performance, anthropological and interdisciplinary studies. Currently, it has 8 full-time faculty members and 132 students.

Majors and Programs

The Department of Music offers 2 programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels:
1-    Iranian Music Performance in Bachelor degree.
2-    Ethnomusicology in Master degree.
In Iranian Music performance, students learn about theory, music history of Iran and world, sight singing, harmony and stuff like that and their skills in performance will be improve with playing Radif (important repertoire of Persian traditional music) and pieces. This program is established in 2006.
Ethnomusicology, the study of music as culture, aims at understanding how music from around the world works, what it means, and how it reflects, our human condition. Ethnomusicologists come from, and contribute to a variety of disciplines: music, cultural anthropology, folklore, performance, cultural, gender studies, studies, and other fields in the humanities and social sciences. This program is established in 2021.
  • Iranian Music Performance (B.A.)

    Basic courses:
    Music Theory and Analysis
    Solfege 1
    Solfege 2
    Solfege 3
    Solfege 4
    Ear Training 1
    Ear Training 2
    Harmony 1
    Harmony 2
    General Piano 1
    General Piano 2
    General Piano 3           

    Specialized courses:
    The History of Music in Iran
    The History of Western Music 1
    The History of Western Music 2
    Introduction to Iranian Music Instruments
    Symphonic Orchestra Instruments 1
    Symphonic Orchestra Instruments 2
    Music and Poetry
    Tombak 1
    Tombak 2
    Theory of Iranian Classical Music
    Iranian Vocal Compositions ( Tasnif)
    Form in Iranian Classical Music
    Radif 1
    Radif 2
    Radif 3
    Radif 4
    Radif 5
    Radif 6
    Radif 7
    Radif 8
    Ensemble 1
    Ensemble 2
    Ensemble 3
    Choir 1
    Choir 2
    Sight Reading 1
    Sight Reading 2
    Orchestra 1
    Orchestra 2
    Orchestra 3
    Orchestra 4
    Instrumental Music Concert 1
    Instrumental Music Concert 2
    Islamic Art and Civilization
    Research Method
    Final Project (Thesis)  
  • Ethnomusicology (M.A.)

    Specialized Courses:

    Research Methodology 
    Introduction to World Music
    Theories of Ethnomusicology
    The Methods of Music Transcription
    The Methods of Musical Analysis
    Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology
    Studies on Iranian Classical Music 
    Studies on Folk Music of Iran
    Music History of Islamic World 

    Optional courses:

    Special Topics in Ethnomusicology
    Special Topics in Music History
    Interdisciplinary Studies on Music
    Studies on Popular Music 

    Deficient courses:

    Introduction to Ethnic Music of Iran 1
    Technical Language 1  

Facilities and Equipment

  • Teaching

    Learning music is not only based on the knowledge itself, but also on how it is taught and studied. Here in the music department, professors teach music in various and practical ways such as lectures, seminars, small group learning, private classes, group work, etc. Also, due to the nature of music, students must work in every session.
  • Research

    Our faculty members are researchers and authors. They have published about 13 books and Articles based on Iranian Music, Composition, Ethnomusicology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Transcription, Folk Music, Poem, Music History, Music Theory and … . Also they have released Albums as a composer or player.
  • Publication

    Teaching Music Musically
    Author: Keith Swanwick
    Translated by Mansoor Habibdoost and Narges Zakerjafari

    Symphonic Orchestra Instrumentation
    Author: Mansoor Habibdoost

    Notation and Interpretation for Kamanche by Mehdi Olumi

    Improvisation on Kamanche Ostad Asqar Bahari
    Collected by Mehdi Olumi

    The Concepts of Music
    Author: Mansoor Habibdoost

    A Polyphonic Mode of Listening, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XI for Guitar
    Author: Mark David Porcaro
    Translator: Mansoor Habibdoost

    Elementary Counterpoint
    Author: Frederick J.Horwood
    Translator: Mansoor Habibdoost


    Football Songs; The Analyse of a Musical Behavior from The Viewpoint of Ethnomusicology
    Author: Keivan Aghamohseni

    One Hundred Years of Ghazal and Avaz in Iranian Music System
    Author: Bahram Jamali

    Cultural politics and the development of cultural spaces in the contemporary world
    Author: Bahram Jamali

    The Theory of Iranian Classical Music
    Author: Narges Zakerjafari

    The Life of Instruments in the Iranian Musical History from Ilkhanid to the End of Safavi Era
    Author: Narges Zakerjafari

    Pieces by Rokneddin Mokhtari for Kamanche
    Notation and Interpretation for Kamanche by Mehdi Olumi

Academic Members

Mehdi Oloumi, M.A.
Head of Department
Iranian Music Performance


Performing (Kamancheh) Transcription
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Narges ZakerJafari, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate  Professor
Art Research


Ethnomusicology, Iranian Classical Music, Folk Music, Music History of Iran.
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Keivan Aghamohseni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Ethnomusicology, Folk music, Performing (Qanoon), Popular Music Studies.
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Bahram Jamali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Mansoor Habibdoost, M.A


Performing (Classical Guitar, Piano and Setar)
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Hossein Khoshchehreh Ziba, M.A. 
Music Performance


Performing (Ney).
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Roozbeh Rahimi Jamnani, M.A.
Music Performance


Performing (santoor)
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Kiarash Roozbahani, M.A.
Performing (Tar, Setar)
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