Celebrating 62 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 24 – July 29, 2023

Asieh Mahyar

Passionate about performing music from various cultures, ASIEH MAHYAR is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting at Michigan State University under the mentorship of Octavio Más-Arocas and Katherine Kilburn. She is the Assistant Conductor of the MSU Symphony Orchestra, MSU Concert Orchestra, Musique 21 Ensemble, and MSU Opera.

Mahyar received her MA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied with Morihiko Nakahara and Kristo Kondakci. Mahyar has served as teaching assistant at UMass, assistant conductor at UMass SO and co-director of UMass All-University Orchestra. In addition, she served as the mentor artist at North Hampton youth performance festival for two seasons.

Mahyar received her BM in choral conducting from Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan Armenia with Hovhaness Mirzoyan. She continued her studies in orchestral conducting there with Ruben Asatryan. Mahyar was appointed assistant conductor at Tchaikovsky Music School of Yerevan, Sorayesh Choir, Charentz Choir and Narek Choir. She has attended masterclasses with Miguel Hart-Bedoya, Kenneth Kiesler and Antanina Kalechyts, among others. Her other mentors include Loris Tjeknavorian, Yervand Yerkanian, and Anahit Nersesyan.