Siavash Sabetrohani

Siavash Sabetrohani
Cohort Year: 2015
Advisor(s): Thomas Christensen
Research Interests: history of music theory, music before 1945, performance practice, partimenti and improvisation, and early recordings
Education: MA, University of Chicago, 2017; BM, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, 2015


Siavash is a PhD candidate in Music Theory and History. Before coming to the US for his PhD studies, he studied music theory, modern and baroque violin in his home country Iran and in the Netherlands. He is mainly interested in European music of the 17th and 18th centuries. He will be spending the 2019-20 academic year in Berlin on a DAAD Research Grant. Other interests/activities include: environmentalism, literature, languages and linguistics, football (soccer), pottery, dancing, traveling, non-mainstream cultures.

Teaching Experience

  • Harmony and Voice Leading, MUS 151-53 (Course Assistant, 2017–18)
  • Persian Intermediate, PER 201-3 (Language Assistant, 2017–18)
  • Introduction to Music Analysis and Criticism, MUS104 (Course Assistant, Autumn 2018)