Vera Ivanova, PhD

Music Theory Faculty
Music Theory Faculty

Award-winning composer of contemporary instrumental, vocal and electro-acoustic music; educator.

Vera Ivanova graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (BM in Composition, MM in Composition), Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (MM in Composition), and Eastman School of Music (PhD in Composition). Her works have been performed in Russia, Europe, and the United States.

Ms. Ivanova is on the faculty of the Colburn School’s Music Academy and Community School of Performing Arts, and has been teaching at the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University since 2007, where she currently serves at the rank of Associate Professor of Music.

Ms. Ivanova is a recipient of the Sproull Fellowship at Eastman, Gwyn Ellis Bequest Scholarship at Guildhall School, Honourable Mention at the 28thBourges Electro-Acoustic Competition, third prize at the 8th International Mozart Competition, first prize in Category A of the 2004 International Contest of Acousmatic Compositions Métamorphoses (Belgium), the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, André Chevillion-Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize at the 8th International Piano Competition at Orleans (France), and the winner of 2013 Donald Aird Composition Competition.

Her music is available in print from Universal Edition, on CDs from Navona Records, Ablaze Records, Quartz Music Ltd., Centaur Records, Musiques & Recherches, and on her website at