Roya Farzaneh

DMA Candidate, Flutist, Wellness Advocate 


Originally from the Nashville, Tennessee area, Roya Farzaneh has had the privilege of traveling to several places worldwide for her career in flute. Roya is currently working on her DMA at the University of South Carolina under Jennifer Parker-Harley. 


She holds flute performance degrees from The University of Akron (M.M. ‘14) and Middle Tennessee State University (B.M. ‘12). In 2014, Roya was one of six students internationally selected to study at Trevor Wye’s flute studio in Kent, England. Her principal teachers include George Pope, Trevor Wye, and Deanna Little..

Roya has performed with the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra, Long Bay Symphony in South Carolina, the Guelph Symphony and the Stratford Symphony in Ontario, Canada. 

Being an Iranian-American flutist, Roya has collaborated with other female Iranian composers to perform and premiere works by rising composers of the same heritage. Her dissertation explores works written my Iranian women for flute and chamber ensembles.

Outside of performing, Roya is an active educator. She is director of New Horizon's Flute Loops - an adult amateur flute choir and adjunct faculty at Presbyterian College

A Few Honors and Recognitions 

Flute Society of Kentucky Young Artist Finalist 2019

South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Finalist '19

UofSC Flute Studio Teaching Assistantship 2019-

Mid-Atlantic Presenter 2019

Mid-South Presenter 2019

NFA Presenter 2017-2019

Akron Outstanding Woodwind Grad Student 2014

Full Scholarship for Renova Music Festival 2014-15

Staff for Blue Lake Fine Arts International Program

Northeast Ohio Tuesday Musical Winner 2014

NFA Masterclass Competition Winner 2013

University of Akron Teaching Assistantship 2012-14