Aris Carastathis is an Associate Professor of Theory and Composition at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. In 1995 he was admitted as an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre. A composer of over fifty works, he has received numerous commissions including the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. His works have been performed in Canada, the United States, England, and Germany. Some of his works are available through Conners Publications.
Dr. Carastathis is a founding member of and sits on the executive board of New Music North (http://www.geocities.com/newmusicnorth/), a group dedicated to the advancement and public performance of new and recent compositions.