Joseph Koykkar has had his music performed nationally and internationally for over the past 40 years, including performances and commissions by orchestras, chamber groups and many of the leading new music ensembles in the nation. His music can be heard on eleven CDs. 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, 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. 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 (since 1987), he teaches courses in electro-acoustic music/sound design and serves as Music Director for the UW-Madison's Dance Program.