Parnian Davarmanesh

Bachelor of Music
Composition
Honors

Parnian Davarmanesh was born in 1994 in Tehran, Iran. She started taking piano lessons
at the age of twelve, and soon after that, realized that music was her passion. Defying cultural and gender norms, she attended the Tehran University of Art to study music composition. At the age of twenty and following an unexpected situation, she immigrated to the United States and after a period of emotional turbulence and cultural shock and two years of studying medicine, she decided to pursue music once again. She transferred to the University of Michigan in 2017 and had the privilege of studying music composition with Paul Schoenfeld, Kristin Kuster and Evan Chambers.