Name and sirname of the Academic:

Gizem Alever

Title, Department:

Res. Asst. / Composition Department

Areas of Study:

Composition, Classical Kemençe Performance, Music of Balkans

Bachelor’s degree/Masters/ Doctorate:

Master of Arts: Music Theory and Composition,İTÜ, (continuing);
Bachelor of Arts: Composion, İTÜ TMDK, 2016

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She was born in İstanbul at 1994. İn 2012 she started studying Composition in ITU Turkish music state conservatory and in 2016 she graduated. While she was studying she started a minor program in classical kemençe. After graduating in 2016 she started to study masters degree of Music Theory and Composition in ITU Social sciences institute. Since may 2018 she has been working as a research assistant in ITU. Gizem Alever’s compositions and arrangements has been performed primarily by ensembles from İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa and Heidelberg . Gizem Alever aims to use modal and post-tonal harmony approaches with makam music elements .