Christopher Goddard is a Canadian composer, pianist and music theorist based in Gainesville. As a composer he has collaborated with NYO Canada, Esprit Orchestra, Quatuor Molinari, Continuum, Ensemble Paramirabo, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, andPlay duo, No Exit New Music Ensemble, and others. Recent commissions have come from the Lucerne Festival, the Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall and the City of Reutlingen. His music has been broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio, 2 and can be heard on Innova Recordings and Naxos Classics. His work has been recognized by the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards, the MacDowell Foundation, the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers, and the Prix collégien de musique contemporaine. As a performer he has presented dozens of premieres by his colleagues, and appeared with new music groups and at contemporary music festivals across North America and in Europe. His research interests include conceptions of musical space and orchestration in the 20th and 21st centuries. He currently teaches theory and aural skills at the University of Florida.