"Gems of Radif" is released!
2021 "Mohammad Reza Shajarian: The Voice of a Nation and Over-politicization by the Media." North West Chapter of Society of Ethnomusicology, Western Washington University. February 27, 2021.
2020 “Contemporary Santur Playing of Iran”, Saba Centre for Culture and Arts, 14 February.
2020 “Gems of Radif: A New Approach to the Performance of Radif”, Andishe Association, University of Alberta, 9 December.
2020 “In Memory of Mohammad Reza Shajarian”, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at University of Alberta, 5 December.
2020 “Shajarian: The Balance of Art and Adab”, Hamandishi Association, University of Calgary, 14 November.
2020 “Contemporary Santur Playing in Iran: Beyond Tradition and Modernity”, Analytical Approach to World Music, Paris, 9-12 June (postponed to 2021 for COVID-19).
2019 “Gems of Radif: A New Approach to the Performance of Radif”, Parya Foundation, Thornhill, Ontario. 14 November.
2019 “Composing Persian Music in Diaspora: Music Identity, Authenticity and Universals”, International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University. 28-30 March.
2019 “Grind Fine Diamonds Floating in Turbulent Sea: The Music of Ardavan Kamkar”, Agora Philosophical Forum, University of Toronto. 25 May.
2019 “Who Gets to Sing the Song: The Status of Classical and Popular Musicians in Contemporary Iran”, International Council for Traditional Music Conference, Chulalungkorn University, Bangkok, 11-17 July.
2018 “Composing Persian Music in Diaspora: Music Identity, Authenticity and Universals”,
Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Mâmawêyatitân Centre, Regina. 25-27 May.
2018 “Composing Persian Music in Diaspora: Music Identity, Authenticity and Universals”, International Conference on Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University. 28-30 March.
2017 "The Contemporary Santur Playing of Iranian Musician Ardavan Kamkar”, The Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, University of Toronto. 25-27 May.
2017 “Tradition and Modernity in Persian Classical Music”, Sohrevardi Foundation, Toronto.
2017 “Salute to Sun; Conceptual Composition in Persian Music”, Partov Cultural Club,
University of Waterloo. 22 March.
2017 “Payvar in 7 Perspectives; Santur Recital and Lecture”, Andishe Association, University
of Alberta. 10 February.
2016 “Persian Classical Music: What It Is Now”, Folkways Alive; Noon Series Event,
University of Alberta. 24 October.
2016 “Music in Islam”, Saba Conservatory of Music, Toronto. February 7.
2016 “Song Singing in Persian Music; a Brief History”, Saba conservatory of Music, Toronto.
2016 “Rhythmic Forms in Persian Classical Music”, Saba Conservatory of Music, Toronto. 27
2015 “Persian Music During Pahlavi Period”, Saba Conservatory of Music, Toronto. 25
2015 “Challenges of Music in Modern Iran”, Saba Conservatory of Music, Toronto. 13
2010 “Tradition in Music of 20th Century Iran”, Iranian Association of University of Toronto,
University of Toronto. 9 October.
2020 “A Year with Iranian Art”. Jamal Samavati, Khatereh Sheibani, Kara Abdolmaleki, Hossein Atashparvar, Mehrak Kamali, Mehdi Ganjavi, Amin Azimi, Marjan Moosavi, Mehdi Rezania, Alijan Alijanpour, Hossein Nami, Amir Artaban Sedaghat, Farzad Khalvati, Navid Afghah, Arash Farhangfar, Ali Masoudi. Online presentations. September 2020 – August 2021.
2018 “Two Weeks with Iranian Art”. Hamidreza Salehyar, Ali Masoudi, Mazdak Taebi, Marjan Moosavi, Kurosh Amui, Mehdi Ganjavi, Mehdi Rezania, Amir Artaban Sedaghat, Hadi Milanloo, Marjan Moosavi. Vaziri Art Centre, Toronto. 12-20 May 2018.