“Dr. Hasan masterfully demonstrates her technical abilities with the fast-paced scales and arpeggios and her sensitivity of expression in the pastoral, graceful lyricism of themes.” -Iowa CityPress-Citizen, Dec. 2018
An Azerbaijani-American flutist, Dr. Jeiran Hasan enjoys a multi-faceted career as an active and versatile musician and educator. Jeiran is the principal flutist of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony (IL) where she was a featured soloist, performing Anze Rozman’s “Phoenix for Flute and Orchestra” in November 2019. She has served as the Instructor of Flute at Western Illinois University, where she was also a member of the faculty Camerata Woodwind Quintet. Additionally, she was the flute instructor at Cornell College (IA) and the University of Iowa Flute Teaching Assistant. She holds her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa and master’s and bachelor’s from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
A sought-after educator and adjudicator, Dr. Hasan has given masterclasses, presentations, and recitals in four continents and throughout the United States. Serving as a guest artist and adjudicator, she has been on the faculty of the Puerto Rico Summer Flute Symposium, the International Transverse Flute Festival and Competition of Colombia, and the Holy Trinity Music Festival in Cange, Haiti. Additionally, she has worked with students in Syria, Russia, Azerbaijan, England, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Mexico. Future engaments include soloing with the Syrian National Orchestra, and working with students in Puerto Rico and Thailand. Nationally, Dr. Hasan has performed for, presented, and worked with students and institutions from the east to west coasts. She is an active member of the National Flute Association and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion and Cultural Outreach committees.
An active soloist, Jeiran has won many awards and competitions including first prize in the San Fransisco Flute Society, Kentucky Flute Society, Upper Midwest Flute Association, South Carolina Flute Society, San Diego Flute Guild, Flute Society of Washington, Atlanta Flute Club, and Seattle Flute Club Young Artist Competitions. Her first prize win at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition in 2018 resulted in her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She was awarded second prize in the 2018 NFA Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition and the Raleigh Area Flute Association Young Artist Competition. Jeiran was named third prize winner of the Mid-South Flute Festival Young Artist Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2018 and 2019 NFA Young Artist Competition, Philadelphia Flute Fair Young Artist Competition and the Schubert Club Competition of Minneapolis. Additionally, she competed in the Jeunesses International Flute Competition in Romania and the 3rd Theobald Bohm Flute Competition in Germany. During her time in Cleveland, she was a finalist of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Concerto Competition, performing Ransom Wilson’s arrangement of “Carmen.”
Dr. Hasan In November 2018, Dr. Hasan was the featured soloist with the Iowa City New Horizons Band performing Cecile Chaminade’s “Concertino.” She has performed with many ensembles throughout the Midwest including the Quad Cities Ballet (IA), Omaha Symphony (NE), Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra (IA), Sinfonia Nolte Ensemble (IA), Des Moines Symphony Orchestra (IA), Durward Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble (IA), Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony (IA), Muscatine Symphony Orchestra (IA), Cedar Rapids Municipal Summer Band (IA), Five-One Experimental Orchestra (OH), Cello-Centric (OH), and Cleveland’s Opera Circle Orchestra (OH). She was a selected member of the Hot Springs Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, National Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Institute, Spoleto USA, and Weekend of Chamber Music Festival.
Interested in promoting music of the Caucasus, Hasan wrote her doctoral essay on flute music of Azerbaijan. During her time at Iowa, Jeiran was awarded many of the University of Iowa’s dissertation travel grant to complete her research in Azerbaijan in preparation for her dissertation such as the Ballard and Seashore Fellowship, the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, and the Graduate Student Senate and Graduate and Professional Student Government research travel grants. She was also named first alternate for a research grant to study at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. Jeiran was accepted as a two-time scholarship winner of the Critical Language Program through the US State Department, which sent her to Baku, Azerbaijan to further continue her musical and linguistic studies. Due to her involvement in the Azerbaijani language, Jeiran also won the Azerbaijani Society of America’s annual cultural scholarship. Furthurmore, she received a minor in the Russian language from Case Western Reserve University to supplement her studies.
Dr. Hasan is a LefreQue Sound Bridge Endorser, performing with solid silver and silver-plated gold LefreQues on a solid silver heavy wall Muramatsu DS 81750 model with a 14k Haynes Gold Crown. Additionally, she plays on a Haynes 46385 piccolo with a Mancke headjoint.
Based in Iowa City, IA, Jeiran is married to Syrian cellist, Ghyas Zeidieh, and dog mom to a 4-year old retired racing Greyhound, Chai. She is thankful to her father, Zikret, for teaching her music, and to her flute professors, Nicole Esposito, Mary Kay Fink and Joshua Smith for their guidance and support.