Gregory Klye Klug is a composer with a doctorate in music from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied composition with Robert Ehle and piano with Vergie Amendola. His solo piano album "Diapason" released in 2013 through a successful Kickstarter. In 2007, he created band arrangements of African, Chinese, and Arabic folk music for the UNC Indigenous Music Project. A native of Long Island, he is currently based in Phoenix, where he works as an independent musician. As a composer and scholar, he explores music's ability to function as a potent medium of aesthetic expression and even philosophical discourse, not to mention entertainment.