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Bamdad Khoshghadami

Lecturer for Theory/Arrangement/Composition (Faculty of Music)
Artistic Major(s): Composition and Music Theory
Assistant for Jazz Theory

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • Master of Arts in Music Education (MA-ME) Theory, Arrangement, and Composition, JAM Music Lab University, graduated with honors, 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA-M) Theory, Arrangement and Composition, JAM Music Lab University, graduated with honors, 2018

Teaching & Research


  • Teaching at JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2020.
  • In collaboration with various music schools in Iran, ongoing workshops related to jazz theory as well as jazz understanding, 2014 - 2019.
  • Qasedak Music School (in Tehran), guitar teacher, 2008 - 2012.
  • Tamashagahe-Raz Music School (in Tehran), guitar teacher, 2006 - 2012


  • JAM Music Lab University, Analysis of syncopation in jazz using MTRQS: Metrical Tension and Release Quantification System (Master's thesis), 2021.


Artistic publications – CDs, DVDs

Scientific publications 

  • The basic theory and harmony of jazz (in Persian), Naghshe-Jahan Publishing House, 2019 (1st edition) 2021 (2nd edition).
  • Unwritten by Herb Pomeroy - some advanced tonal techniques in jazz, 176th issue of Persian professional journal Art of Music, 2019.

Further work experience

  • Music supervisor for an Iranian-Austrian music project (hybrid concert, 2020