Dr. Victor Grauer, based in Pittsburgh, PA, is a composer, musicologist, film maker, media artist, poet and dramatist. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Syracuse University, a Masters from Wesleyan University and a Ph. D. in Music Composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His creative work has been presented at institutions such as Lincoln Center (the New York Film Festival), The Millennium (New York), the Albright Knox Museum (Buffalo), Hallwalls (Buffalo), Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh), the Film London Festival, The Kitchen (New York), The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), the Birmingham Lofts (Pittsburgh), The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Center for Contemporary Art (Cincinnati), the Barbicon Center (London), etc. Films of his are in the permanent collections of Carnegie Institute, the University of Pittsburgh and the Anthology Archives, New York. Four of his short films were screened as part of the American Century retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2000. His writings on musicology and the arts have been published in journals such as Semiotica, Art Criticism, Music Theory Online, Other Voices, and the Millennium Film Journal. In 1998 he received the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Creative Achievement Award. Grauer has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, the Pittsburgh High School of the Creative and Performing Arts and Chatham College.