Dr. Amin Honarmand was born in Tehran, and got his bachelor’s degree in classical music from the University of Tehran (2005). He then pursued his graduate studies at the University of Toronto, earning a master’s (2008) and a doctorate (2012) in composition on full scholarship. His notable teachers at the University of Toronto include Chan Ka Nin, Alexander Rapoport, Christos Hatzis (composition and orchestration), Ryan McClelland and Mark Sallmen (analysis), and Dennis Patrick (electroacoustic music). Honarmand’s compositions have been performed by different ensembles and orchestras in Canada, US and Iran, including the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and Tehran Symphony Orchestra. He has won several awards including the second award in the Nightingale Scoring Challenge (2009), TSYO call for scores (2009), Jam-e-Jam festival (2013), as well as Theodoros Mirkopoulos (2006-2007) and Lothar Klein (2008-2010) fellowships in composition at the University of Toronto. In addition to composing, Honarmand is also active as a writer, and his recent book Introduction to Analysis of Atonal Music has been published by the University of Tehran publications (2014). Dr. Honarmand is an assistant professor of composition at the University of Tehran, where he teaches composition, orchestration and analysis.