<span style="font-size: 1rem; font-family: SourceSansPro, sans-serif;">Composer, pedagogue,&nbsp;musician Levon Alexander Chaushyan born on 10 May 1946, in Yerevan.&nbsp;He began composing&nbsp;at the age of 11. He studied at the Tchaikovsky Music School in Yerevan (1954-62), then composition with&nbsp;Professor&nbsp;Edward Mirzoyan and piano with&nbsp;Professor&nbsp;Georgy Sarajev at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory (1964-1973). He taught piano at Romanos Melikian Music College from 1970 to 2000.&nbsp;He has taught conducting&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Yerevan&nbsp;Conservatory since 1972&nbsp;and&nbsp;composition since 2000.<br><br>He served as secretary of the board of directors of the Composers Union&nbsp;of Armenia&nbsp;from&nbsp;1979&nbsp;to&nbsp;1985 and&nbsp;vice president&nbsp;from1986&nbsp;to 1991.&nbsp;&nbsp;Levon Chaushyan&nbsp;has been a professor there since&nbsp;2000.&nbsp;He was the president of&nbsp;Symphony&nbsp;Music Center&nbsp;of Armenian Philharmonic orchestra from&nbsp;1995&nbsp;to&nbsp;2000.&nbsp;He has&nbsp;founded&nbsp;the Armenian Music Assembly, for the promotion of contemporary music, in Yerevan since 1994. He was made Honored artist of Armenia in 2008 and awarded&nbsp;Gold&nbsp;medal&nbsp;by the&nbsp;mayor of Yerevan.&nbsp;L. Chaushyan composed&nbsp;orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works.<br><br>Among his honors are&nbsp;2nd prize of Pan-Soviet competition with his Symphonic Poem,&nbsp;the State Youth Prize of Armenia (1974, for&nbsp;Concerto), a recommended work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1983, for&nbsp;String Quartet No.&nbsp;2) and First Prize in a state competition for symphonic music in Armenia (1985, for «To the Unknown Soldier»).</span>