Bradford G. “Brad” Garton

Brad is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Pharmacology. He has a PhD in music composition from Princeton University. He is a professor of music composition and director of the Computer Music Center at Columbia University, where he has helped propel many students to positions at ivy league schools, Apple, and Google.

Additional faculty appointments include:

  • Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  • New York University
  • Bard College
  • University of Thessaloniki
  • Tamagawa University

He is a pioneer of computer music, being a co-developer of RTCMix, a real-time music synthesis/signal processing language. He assisted in establishing more than 50 computer music centers around the world, and is an active composer and music software developer.

Brad is the author of three multimedia books, “MemoryBook,” “My Book of Dreams,” and “My Music Book.”

He is a collaborator with a professor of Neurobiology at Columbia Medical Center for the Brainwave Music Project, converting brainwaves into sound. He is a recipient of the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award by Columbia in 2015, and is a former member of the board of directors of the International Computer Music Association.