Parham Haghighi – Assistant Executive Director

Parham Haghighi, a New York-based music producer, vocalist, pianist, and educator, traces his musical journey back to Mashhad, Iran, where he grew up in a musically talented family. Nurtured by a deep passion for music from a young age, he began his piano journey through self-teaching and later formal trainings. Parham’s musical pursuits evolved as he actively participated in choirs and performed as a keyboardist and singer in a rock band. Despite earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, he realized his true calling lay in music and embarked on a transformative path at age 27, moving to the United States in 2012 to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Graduating Summa cum Laude in Contemporary Writing and Production with a focus on Vocal Jazz Performance, Parham trained under luminaries such as Javier Limon, Simon Shaheen, and Joyce Moreno. A recipient of Berklee’s esteemed “Outstanding Achievement Award,” he has graced music festivals and venues across the US as a vocalist and pianist.

With over two decades of experience teaching private and group piano, voice, and theory, he possesses a fervent dedication to education, particularly for children. Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2017, Parham collaborated with Pardis for Children, assuming roles ranging from teaching music classes and leading choirs to becoming the music director and now assistant executive director. Through these endeavors, he ardently pursues his musical path, aspiring to enrich the often-overlooked landscape of Iranian music.