Assist.Prof. Aslı Giray Akyunak
Faculty of Art & Design / Dept. of Music
Short CVBorn in Ankara, she graduated from Brown University in 1987 on a full USAid CASP scholarship with a double major in Music and Biology. In 1996 she obtained an LRSM from the Royal College of Music,London on a British Council travel grant and a Masters degree from the University of York on a Chevening Scholarship in 2001. She taught at various schools for twelve years in Cyprus, gave concerts in USA, various European countries and the Kingdom of Bahrain as a cultural representative, becoming founding chair of the Music Department at Eastern Mediterranean University in 1999, where she worked until 2013 and also studied in the doctorate program of Media Studies. She wrote music to numerous documentary films and translated several books. In 2011 she conducted her own works in two concerts in Israel with the Tel Aviv Emeritus Orchestra. Since 2013 she is an instructor and Coordinator of Module Systems at Yaşar Music Department, completing her doctorate studies in film music in 2018. In 2015, she became the first member from Turkey of IAWM (International Alliance of Women in Music).
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