After studying piano and composition at the State Conservatory of Mimar Sinan University, Selen Gülün graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston. She received her master’s degree in contemporary composition from Istanbul Technical University in 2003 and was a lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University until 2015. She has received numerous awards such as the Charles Mingus Composition Award (1998) and the British Council Visiting Arts Award (2003). In addition to her composition projects, she appears with various jazz formations and modern music ensembles on international stages. In 2017 AK Müzik released the album Kadınlar Matinesi, the result of a concert series with works by Turkish composers and songwriters.