Navid Bargrizan (Ph.D. University of Florida, doctoral adviser: Silvio dos Santos) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition, Adjunct Lecturer of General Humanities, and Adjunct Lecturer of Languages, Literature and Culture at the University of Florida. He teaches courses in composition and music theory, as well as UF's core general humanities course "What is the Good Life?" and a German language course titled "Beginning Intensive German 2." He received M.A. and B.A. degrees in systematic musicology, historical musicology, art history, and composition, from University of Hamburg, Germany, and Azad University Tehran, Iran. Bargrizan's research areas include microtonal music, contemporary theatrical music, German Romantic tragedy, and sociopolitical criticism in rock music. His articles, reviews, and interviews are published in Systematische Musikwissenschaft: Popular Music Studies Today (Springer, 2017), Journal of the Society for American Music (vol. 11, 1 & 2, 2016 & 2017), Müzik Bilim Dergisi: Journal of Musicology (vol. 1.6, 2016), econtact!, Online Journal for Electroacoustic Practices (vol 18.4, 2017), Society of Composers, Inc. Newsletter (vol. XLV: 4, 2015), and proceedings of conferences in Berlin and Istanbul (2015). Bargrizan has presented research papers on the music of Manfred Stahnke, Harry Partch, Roger Waters, and Mozart, at about 30 conferences in Germany, Austria, Turkey, Canada, and USA, such as Society for American Music, Society for Music Theory, German Studies Association, Conference for Interdisciplinary Musicology, International Association of the Study of Popular Music, Canadian University Music Society, and chapter meetings of the American Musicological Society. Bargrizan’s compositions are performed in several venues, including New York City Electroacoustic Festival, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Eastern Music Festival, Florida Contemporary Festival, Midwest Music Consortium, North American Saxophone Association, Southern Saxophone Summit, and conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc., as well as COLLAPPS/STACKS, Pro Musica, and Arts NOW series in North Carolina. His research and music have brought him honors, including being chosen as finalist in 2016 American Prize for Composition Chamber Music Division, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (declined), DAAD Pre-Dissertation German Studies Scholarship, UF Faculty Research Incentive Award, Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at UF, UF Best of College of the Arts Creative Research Award, UF Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award, UF Beverly T. and Robert N. Singer School of Music Fellowship, and UF Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award. He was granted travel grants multiple times by UF and Society for American Music, as well as various private and state organizations at the city of Salzburg and Vienna (Austria) and Darmstadt, Berlin, and Kassel (Germany). During summer 2018, Bargrizan was the composer-in-residence of Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida. Based on Harn's collections, he composed a piece for alto saxophone titled: Pictures at the Micro-Exhibition, which Swiss saxophonist Laurent Estoppey premiered, recorded, and performed several times in the US and Europe. Bargrizan has conducted modern chamber music in several concerts. He has also conducted archival research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, the University of California San Diego, and University of Hamburg, leading to his doctoral dissertation: "Microtonality, Technology, and (Post)Dramatic Structures in the Theatrical Music of Harry Partch and Manfred Stahnke" (2018).


10 Aphorisms, for saxophone duo
Recorded by Stacks Duo (2015)
Se-Chahar-Gah (Trip-Four-Tych), for solo microtonal guitar
Recorded by Tolgahan Cogulu (2015)
Pictures at the Micro-Exhibition, for solo saxophone
Recorded by Laurent Estoppey (2018)
Spintop, for solo violin
Performed by Amy Lidle (2018)