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Terry Pender

Terence M. Pender is a composer and musician whose interests range from contemporary multimedia-based works to bluegrass and the mandolin. His music has been performed in countries around the world, including Japan, China, Portugal, Italy, Canada and Greece, as well as across the United States. He has composed for NPR, national network television and the Whitney Museum of American Art.For the past 20 years Terry has worked at the Computer Music Center at Columbia University where he is currently the Associate Director. He teaches classes in the creative use of the Recording Studio and techniques developed over the past 50 years, with particular emphasis on the Beatles. He also teaches multi-media and interactive composition techniques using MAX/MSP/Jitter.Terry holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. For six years, he was the editor of Mandolin Quarterly, an internationally distributed journal, and his music is published by NL Publications, Inc.