Theo Chandler is Houston-based composer, currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Chandler is the recipient of the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters, the Graduate Music Award from the Presser Foundation, and a Morton Gould Award from ASCAP. He has been a fellow at Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Mizzou International Composers Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Copland House CULTIVATE, and Aspen Music Festival. Chandler has received commissions from the New York Youth Symphony First Music Program, Tanglewood Music Center, Musiqa, Les Délices, and Maryland Wind Festival. Previously, he studied at The Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory.