Kurt Sander, born 27 April 1969, is currently assistant professor of music at Indiana University Southeast. His music has been heard at various concerts and festivals throughout the country and in Europe including June-in-Buffalo (1993), EarTalk ’99 (Greece), and the 36th National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (2002), and the North American Music Festival in Boca Raton (2002). His works have been played by the Nevsky String Quartet, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Solaris Wind Quintet, Synchronia Ensemble, The New Music Associates, Schola Cantorum, and have been read by the Lydian Quartet, the CORE Ensemble, the Quintet of the Americas, and the Cincinnati Philharmonia. His music has won recognition in numerous competitions including first prize in the Ninth Annual Young Composers Competition at Austin Peay State University, first prize in the New Music for Young Performers Composition Competition (Midwest Composers Forum), and honorable mention in the 1998 ASCAP Morton Gould Grants for Young Composers Competition. He was also a finalist in the Ladislav Kubik 3rd Annual International Composition Competition. He holds degrees from Northwestern University (D.M.A.1998), Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M.1994), and Cleveland State University (B.M.1992). Former teachers include Andrew Imbrie, Alan Stout, M. William Karlins, Rudolph Bubalo, and Bain Murray. His music is published by Lawson-Gould, Media Press, and St. Larissa Press.