Formerly known as MMCiran, founded by Nasim Khorasaani, MOAASER is now co-founded by Nasim Khorasaani, Pedram Diba, and Sohrab Motabar. All courses and workshops are taught and supervised by a group of Iranian academic musicians from around the world. Starting from Winter, each quarter respectively presents theoretical and analytical courses, presentations in contemporary music research, performative research, and collaborative composition. MOAASER’s activities have been supported by generous grants from the University of California San Diego Music Department.