Reza Vali travelled this summer to Sydney, Australia as guest composer and lecturer for a concert of his flute music. A review of this event was published in The Flute: Journal of The Flute Society of New South Wales. Reza Vali was born in Ghazvin, Persia and began his music studies at the Conservatory of Music in Tehran. In 1972 he began music studies at the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria. Upon graduation, he moved to the United States and continued his studies at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Ph.D. in music theory and composition. Mr. Vali has been a faculty member of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University since 1988. He has written several works for flute–from concerti to chamber and solo works, and is published by Keiser Classical.