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May 7 2021

CANCELLED: The Role of the Radīf in Iranian Music Education


NOTE: This event has been cancelled for now, but it may be rescheduled in the future.

This talk examines the current practices of music education of the radīf (the Iranian music repertoire). It addresses how the radīf, as a central tool in learning, is dynamic and needs to be taught based on the student’s competency.

Fariborz Azizi is a Los Angeles-based tār and setār player, composer, music educator, and researcher. In a career spanning over four decades, Azizi has been recognized as one of the most influential music educators of our time. He has instructed and mentored hundreds of students of varying ages and nationalities on the tār and setār, privately and in classroom settings. He is undeniably an authority in teaching and knowledge of the radīf.

The Iranian Music Conference Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Farhang Foundation, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, with additional support from the Dean of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Fariborz Azizi - Reng e Safa


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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.