As an active composer and arranger, Ariyo Shahry explores the connections of the past, present, and future, specifically with inspiration from the natural world, poetry, and visual art. He incorporates music with a vast spectrum of acoustic and electronic musical styles into a variety of settings. As a member of the Baltimore Composers Forum, Shahry works with many of the area’s finest musicians. He has received a Masters of Science degree in Information and Communications Technology from University of Denver and two Bachelor of Music degrees for composition and French Horn Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Shahry has studied composition with Michael Hersch and Keith Kramer and French horn with Javid Madjlessi and Philip Munds.