Brad Garton (b. 1957) received his B.S. in pharmacology from Purdue University, where he also worked towards an MS in psychoacoustics. He eventually entered the graduate music composition program at Princeton University and was awarded a Ph.D. in music composition in 1989. He is currently a Professor on the composition faculty of Columbia University, where he also serves as Director of the Computer Music Center. His recent work has focused upon the real-time use of music performance models, especially in collaboration with Terry Pender and Gregory Taylor in the improvisatory group “PGT”. He is an active composer and music software developer, co-authoring the computer music language RTcmix. He has worked as consultant on the design and installation of computer music facilities throughout the world.