You can find out all about my musical life and my music on this site.  There are numerous examples of my compositions along with scores under the music page. Have a look and listen!!



Joseph Koykkar, is a unique American composer, who has had his music performed nationally and internationally for the past 30 years, including performances and commissions by many of the leading new music ensembles in the nation including the Relache Ensemble, Present Music, Zeitgeist, New York New Music Ensemble, North/South Consonance, Synchronia, and the  C.A.L. Ear Unit..  His music can be heard on seven CDs, including an all-Koykkar CD released on Northeastern Records in 1992.  The most recent  is the March 2008 release of Panache on the Meyer Media label featuring performances by Philadelphia’s Relache Ensemble. He has composed in a variety of media including chamber music, orchestral scores, music for dance, film/video scores, and electronic/computer music. He holds degrees from Indiana University (M.Mus.) and the University of Miami (DMA).  He has received grants and awards from such sources as the Pew Charitable Trust for Music, the NEA, Meet the Composer,  ASCAP (24 consecutive awards), the American Music Center, the Wisconsin Arts Board  and the American Composers Forum. He was composer-in-residence for the NOW Festival '96 at Capital University in Columbus, OH. His compositions are published by MMB Music, Inc., Belwin-Mills, See Saw Music and by JNK Music. He spent two years as composer-in-residence with the Artists-in Schools Program in Virginia from 1978-80. As a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he teaches courses in electroacoustic music/sound design and serves as  Music Director for the UW's Dance Program. He has been on the UW-Madison faculty since 1987.  He has been a past president of the statewide composers organization, the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers (1990-93).