Piano, Violin

Education and awards:

  • Currently pursuing Doctorate Degree in Music Composition, Rice University, in Houston, Texas
  • Master of Music in Music Composition, University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Composition, University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Bahai Institute of Higher Education in Tehran, Iran
  • Louis P. Artau Music Scholarship in 2017
  • Best Piano Instructor for fall 2009 and spring 2010 at AVA Music Institute
  • Received numerous awards as a composer, performer and instructor

Notable roles/performance experience:

  • Member of several choirs at UGA
  • Tenor 2 with the premier UGA ensemble, the Hodgson Singers
  • Piano piece published (and highly reviewed by BBC Magazine, Gramophone Magazine, and New Music USA)
  • Performed as part of a piano trio Alba, Italy in 2019
  • Piece he composed performed by HINGE ensemble in Boston (2020)

Teaching experience: 

  • Music instructor since the age of 15 years old
  • Piano Instructor, AVA Music Institute, 2007-present
  • Baran Music Institute, 2007-present
  • Private Piano lessons in Tehran, Iran and Atlanta, Georgia, 2007-present
  • Violin Instructor, AVA Music Institute, 2008-2013
  • Aural Skills and Music Theory Instructor, AVA Music Institute, 2009-2013
  • Baran Music Institute, 2009-2013
  • Conductor of AVA Youth Orchestra, AVA Music Institute, 2010-2013
  • Founder of AVA Youth Orchestra, 2010-2013
  • Arranging all music for Youth Orchestra, 2010-2013
  • Conductor of Baran Children Choir, Baran Music Institute, 2011-2012
  • Aural Skills Instructor, Bahai Institute of Higher Education, 2012-2013

Badie Khaleghian is an Iranian contemporary music composer, who incorporates western and eastern music. Badie has been teaching students since he was only 15 years old—in fact, he had 12 students in his studio! Along with furthering his own musical education, Badie went on to teach at several different music institutes and private lessons. Now an instructor at Metro Music Maskers, Badie teaches piano and violin.

“Enjoying music is my first goal for my students,” Badie says. “Making beautiful music and enjoying it is our first priority, and we learn all techniques to make that sound. I believe in all of my students. I teach them how to be patient to see the result of hard work.”

Even though Badie is an accomplished performer who has had some incredible performance opportunities, working with kids has been among his most favorite musical experiences. “Conducting my youth orchestra was the most memorable experience for me because I found all talented kids from different kindergartens and I brought them to my music institute. And after four years of hard works, I saw the result.”

Badie loves all kind of music, but lately he’s been listening to traditional Argentinian music. He also loves outdoor activities, especially kayaking and hiking.

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