Irene Baghdasaryan
Music Outreach & Media Coordinator

Irene Baghdasaryan is a published writer, pianist, and music educator. She graduated from Lark Conservatory as a piano performance student in 2015 and received a B.A. in English with a minor in Music Industry from UCLA in 2019. During her time as an undergraduate, she was an editor of the Westwind Journal, a member of HOOLIGAN Theatre Company, and a featured pianist at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. She also tied 1st place for her research on “Armenian Language Pedagogies Through the Arts” in the 2019 Undergraduate Colloquium in Armenian Studies. In Los Angeles, she has worked with non-profit music organizations such as Dilijan Chamber Music Series and Lark Conservatory, where she has taught theory and music history classes to kids for 7 years. Also holding presence in the literary world, Irene has written for Nü Sound and College Magazine. Her debut book Lark Around the World: Intro to International Music for Kids, published in September of 2022, is now available here. In this nonfiction book, Irene incorporates a ludic pedagogy towards storytelling in order to introduce children to international musicians, instruments, songs, and fun facts from 33 different countries, spanning 5 continents. It is important to her that minority countries (such as Armenia, Syria, South Africa) be represented within the same conversation as popularized western countries.

Currently, Irene is excited to work as the outreach and media coordinator for the UCLA Armenian Music Program, with the intention of amplifying Armenian voices through music education and performance. 

Explore Other Degrees

Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a BA and teaching credential in just four years
Music Industry
A leadership-focused professional degree which prepares students to transform the creative, entrepreneurial, and executive structures of the music industry
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music