Selen Gülün started her education in Music at Istanbul University State Conservatory at 1980. After graduating from Istanbul University Business Department at 1992, she continued her Music education at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in Istanbul. There, she studied piano with Hülya Tarcan and composition with Ercivan Saydam and Ilhan Usmanbas. In 1996, she received a scholarship to study jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, where she formed the quintet Just About Jazz that continues to perform her own original compositions on the international circuit. The Quintet’s album Just about Jazz, Live has released by DMC Jazz, Turkey at 2005, and re-released by rec by Saatchi, jazz at 2006. She returned to Istanbul in 1998, and completed her MA in Composition at MIAM program, Istanbul Technical University. She has received many awards for her performance and compositions including Charles Mingus Composition Award and the British Council Visiting Arts, Creative Collaboration in Music Award 2003. Her second album Selen Gülün Trio, Sürprizler is released by rec by Saatchi, jazz at Turkey, 2006. She works actively as a composer and a performer in different styles of Contemporary Music, and currently teaches Music Theory and Composition at Istanbul Bilgi University Music department. Her Music was performed in many places around the world including England, Italy, France, Boston, New York, Chicago, Brazil, Pakistan, Lithuania and Russia.
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Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department Full Time Faculty Member, teaching Composition, Music Theory and Piano.