Dr. Robert Nasta is a composer, performer and educator. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music, William Paterson University, the State University of New York (B.A. Music), Wesleyan University (M.A. Ethnomusicology, Experimental Music), and the Hartt School of Music (D.M.A. Composition). Like many composers of his generation, he has composed and performed in a wide variety of musical settings, and his work has been influenced by the whole of European/American concert music, as well as blues, jazz, and various musical traditions from around the world. His music has been featured on radio broadcasts, in dance performances, and he has performed his compositions as soloist at numerous venues. He has received grants from Meet the Composer, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and Arts In Education. He has taught music at the middle school, high school and college levels, and has been a Lecturer in Music at Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT. since 1999. Robert also serves as the musical director for Artists for World Peace: www.artistsforworldpeace.org