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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nedim Yıldız

Nedim Yıldız


He graduated from Gazi Education Faculty of Music Education Department, Gazi University in 1983. He received his Master’s degree in 1986 and his Proficiency in Art in 1991. In 1995, he completed his PhD programme in Theater Music under the supervision of Prof. Muammer SUN and Prof. Dr. Sevda ŞENER.

He worked as a Research Assistant in the Music Education Department of Gazi Education Faculty between 1984-1991 and as a lecturer between 1991-1997. In 1997, he was appointed as a permanent lecturer to Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Theater, where he has been teaching as a guest lecturer since 1985. While pursuing his career in the Theatre Department, he was appointed as the Deputy Director of Ankara University State Conservatory, which was to start education in the 1999-2000 Academic Year, and he prepared for education and training by developing the programmes. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2000, and in 2003 he left his managerial position at the Conservatory.

During his academic life, he has taught Violin, Orchestra, Solfege, Harmony / Counterpoint, Turkish Music Harmony, Prosody Knowledge and Practice and Educational Music Composition. On September 25, 2018, he was awarded the title of Associate Professor in Music Science / Art by the interuniversity board. He retired voluntarily in November 2019. He has written music for many children’s and adult plays staged by state-funded and private theatres, winning various awards. He has written music for many documentary films and education-culture programmes broadcast by TRT.

He has received many awards, including first place, second place, third place and honourablemention in TRT Popular Children’s Songs Composition Contests, which he participated in between 1995-2007. In 2018, he was awarded the third prize in the children’s song composition competition organised by Famagusta Municipality and MÜZED, with the song Its Good to Be a Child in Cyprus“, the lyrics of which he also wrote.

He contributed composition, arrangement and performance to the album Üç Anadolu (Three Anatolias), published by the Ministry of Culture. He arranged six folk songs for folk instruments and baritone for the album Sarı Gelin (Yellow Bride) published by Ada Yapım. He arranged 20 Folk Songs from different regions of the country for different vocal groups in his book published under the title İki ve Üç Sesli Türküsü (Two and three-voice Folk Songs).

Works he has written for polyphonic choirs have been performed and continue to be performed at national and international festivals and competitions.

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