“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 in multiple languages. 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 in addition to serving as an adjudicator in numerous flute competitions around the United States. Additionally, she has worked with students in Syria, Russia, Azerbaijan, England, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Mexico. Future engaments include a solo performance at the Silk Road Cultural Center in Pakistan, guest faculty on the Flute Festival of Oaxaca, Mexico, soloing with the Syrian National Orchestra, and working with students in Saudi Arabia, 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, Cultural Outreach, and the Myrna Brown International Scholarship committees. Additionally, she is a member of the Flute New Music Consortium, New Music Chicago, and the Musicians Club of Women in Chicago. Passionate about serving students from traditionally marginalized communites and providing educational and career opportunities, Jeiran co-founded and serves as a mentor for the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Mentorship Program with her partner, flutist and arts administrator Mily Harrod. https://www.nfaonline.org/committees/diversity-and-inclusion-committee/young-artist-mentorship-program
An active soloist, Jeiran has won many awards and has been a prizewinner and finalist in over 20 competitions. They include 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.”
In November 2018, Dr. Hasan was the featured soloist with the Iowa City New Horizons Band performing Cecile Chaminade’s “Concertino” and will perform the same work with the Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra in Fall 2022. She has performed with many ensembles throughout the Midwest including the Quad City Orchestra (IA), 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. An avid grant-writer, during her time at Iowa, Jeiran was awarded many of the University of Iowa’s dissertation travel grants 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. As a representative of the CLS Program and her active involvment of the Azerbaijani language, Jeiran also won the Azerbaijani Society of America’s annual cultural scholarship and was selected to particpate in the World Ties Alumni Conference as the Azerbaijani representative in Minneapolis in March 2022 . Furthurmore, she received a minor in the Russian language from Case Western Reserve University to supplement her studies. She is currently working on a solo album of living female Azerbaijani composers and serves as the musical contributor for “Caspian Vibes,” a journal for and on behalf of the Azerbaijani American diaspora.
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 cocobolo headjoint.
Based in Iowa City, IA, Jeiran is married to Syrian cellist, Ghyas Zeidieh, and dog mom to a 5-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.