Clifton Callender (b. 1969, Pascagoula MS) is Associate Professor of Composition at Florida State University, and holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Peabody Conservatory, and Tulane University. His solo piano work Patty, My Dear has been recorded by Jeri-Mae Astolfi for Capstone and Point and Line to Plane has been recorded by Jeffrey Jacob for New Ariel. Recent commissions include Hungarian Jazz, invited work for the Bridges Conference on the Arts and Mathematics, gegenschein, for Piotr Szewczyk’s Violin Futura project, Reasons to Learn to Sing, for the 50th Anniversary of the College Music Society, and Metamorphoses II, for the Florida State Music Teachers Association. His music has been recognized by and performed at numerous venues, including the Spark Festival, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Boston New Music Initiative, Composers, Inc., Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, National Association of Composers U.S.A. Young Composers Competition, the Northern Arizona University Centennial Composition, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, the World Harp Congress in Copenhagen, and the ppIANISSIMO Festival in Bulgaria. Also active in music theory, Callender’s articles have been published in Science, Perspectives of New Music, Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, and Intßgral.