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* Science Major (Math and Biology), High School, Iran.
* AA, De Anza College, United States.
* BA, World/Jazz Music (Persian Music and Santour), San Francisco State University, United States.
- Seg III. Islamic Studies (Middle Eastern studies)

Thesis: 20th Century Stylistic Development and Historical Parallels in American Jazz and Iranian Classical Music. San Francisco State University, Senior Thesis, 2006.

* Master of Fine Arts. Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT), University of California, Irvine. Thesis: "Abstracting" Iranian Classical Music. University of California, Irvine. MFA Thesis, 2010.

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