Dr. Christopher Kaufman is a composer, author, teacher, performer and is the artistic director of CHIRON Performing Arts and The Phantastic Theater. He composes music for the classical concert stage and film. He creates multi-media books which combine story, illustrative art, fully realized audio albums bursting with symphonic music, narration, voice acting, sound design, video and live performances. He creates environmental works which include ‘music concrete’ compositions featuring hundreds of natural sounds and have a powerful ecological message. He maintains a private studio of music students of all ages. Christopher lives in Brooklyn with his wife Maryclare, his daughter Sofia Rose, who performs with him on stage often in a lead role, and their pup Angel, who protects them from all manner of monsters.