Maryam Mirbagheri aka “Maryama” is an award winning Iranian American composer/performer/music producer currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Maryama has performed in prestigious international music festivals such as Fajr International Music Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and have competed and placed in competitions such as Iranian International Youth Competition : Music Composition category(semi-finalist) and Music Association of California(2nd place in state of California). She has won a Jazz Downbeat Award with ARC Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble, was nominated for two Hollywood Music in Media Awards and has worked with prestigious figures such as Deborah Lavine, James Franco, Michaell Skloff (composer of FRIENDS) and prestigious groups such as Vox Musica Vocal Ensemble and many more.
She holds two Associate Degrees in Jazz Voice and Music Composition from ARC where she studied with Jazz legend Dr.Joe Gilman. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Composition, Film Music) and a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts where she studied with Ulrich Krieger( Lou Reed), Pirayeh Pourafar, Houman Pourmehdi, David Rosenboom, Larry Koonse , Miroslav Tadic and many more. Maryama has studied with Usher and Christina Aguilera through MasterClass inc.
In the recent years, she has rose to prominence by scoring the music for award winning academy awards qualified films Forbidden to see us scream in Tehran and The Gift directed by notable Iranian Director Farbod Ardebili. In order to avoid confusions among her fans, Mirbagheri has two Spotify artist accounts one under her stage name Maryama which features her singer-songwriter projects and one under her full namer Maryam Mirbagheri which features her instrumental film scores and soundtracks.
Her 2014 single In Zendegist and 2017 single Sufi were both nominated for the Hollywood Music Media Award. She has won the Jazz Downbeat Award with ARC vocal jazz ensemble.Her 2017 debut album named Where the Mermaids Are was mixed and mastered by GRAMMY award winning producers Marc Urselli and Scott Hull. In 2018, Maryama won the California Video Music Award for Where the Mermaids Are
. She is currently working with the iconic Universal Music Group and is a proud member of female lead groups Shesaid.so and Sheisthemusic.