Zeynep Cilingir is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Anadolu University State Conservatory, and the Principal Trumpet at the Anadolu University Symphony Orchestra in Eskisehir, Turkey. She holds Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with cognate studies in Wind Conducting and Music Theory, and Master of Music degree from Michigan State University College of Music.
Ms. Cilingir was the third prize winner at the National Trumpet Competition in Turkey in 2005, where she also received the honorable mention at the Young Talents Chamber Music Competition in 2000. She also has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards since early on in her studies including, Phi Beta Jane Young Scholarship, UC University Graduate Scholarship and Research Awards, MSU Music Scholarship and Research Awards, Turkish Prime Ministry Scholarship, Institution of Higher Education Scholarship, and Sevda-Cenap And Music Foundation Scholarship.
Throughout her career, Ms. Cilingir has performed solo and ensemble concerts in many countries including U.S.A., Australia, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Azerbaijan; served in juries of various competitions; and has also been interested in scholarly research related to physiology of performance. Her projects received competitive grants such as IU Signature Centers Grant, UC Graduate Student Research Fellowship, UC CCM Dean’s Fund Award, and Graduate Student Governance Association Research Award.
Ms. Cilingir continues to teach, perform, and conduct research in Turkey and abroad.