Adrian Childs (b. 1971) received bachelor’s degrees in music and mathematics from MIT in 1994. At MIT he was active in many performing groups, including the MIT Concert Band, for whom he wrote the commissioned piece Time Into Gold (1999), conducted by John Corley. And he studied composition with Peter Child and John Harbison. Since 2001 he has been on the faculty of the School of Music at the University of Georgia, where he teaches composition and theory. His compositions include works for orchestra, piano, as well as vocal and chamber music, have been performed widely throughout the country. As a music theorist, his research has focused on mathematical modeling, the dissolution of tonality.