Dilara Turan got her bachelor's degree in 2013 at Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts where she studied violin with Muhammedjan Turdiev. In 2017, she completed her master's degree in musicology at Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM), where she studied music psychology and cognition with Dr Jane Ellen Harison. During her master’s studies, she also studied ethnomusicological research methods with Dr Robert Reigle on ritual music and mysticism. She is currently a PhD candidate at ITU- MIAM, working on her doctoral thesis on the new music scene in Turkey, with Prof. Dr Belma Oğul. Since 2018, she has been working as a research assistant at Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Music.