PhD Orcun Berrakcay

Orcun Berrakcay was born in 1982, in Turkey. Graduating 9 Eylul University, Faculty of Education, in music education in 2004. That same year he started an MA in at Fine Arts Institution in musicology and did research in autism and music. He started his PhD in 2009 in the same department and in 2015 he graduated with research on ritual music and musicianship. Through the Erasmus project he went to Hungary and studied for one semester in music education. He worked with children with special educational needs as a volunteer.  
He has written about autism in Turkey, and published in education periodicals. He established IZOT Izmir Autism Orchestra and Choir in 2013 and continues to work with children (IZOT Junior) and young people with autism in Izmir, Turkey.