Israel Neuman received a Ph.D. in composition, a M.A. in jazz studies and a MCS degree at the University of Iowa as well as a B.Mus in jazz studies at the University of Hartford. He studied composition with Lawrence Fritts, John Eaton, David Gompper and John Rapson. He studied bass with Gary Karr, Michael Klinghoffer, Diana Gannett, Volkan Orhon, and Anthony Cox. He served as the instructor of the electronic composition class, as the assistant director of the Electronic Music Studios and as an instructor of interactive multimedia programming at the University of Iowa. His paper “Generative Grammars for Interactive Composition Based on Schaeffer’s TARTYP” received the ICMC 2013 Best Paper Award. His composition Turnarounds for horn and tape received a Honorable Mention Award from the International Horn Society and was selected for inclusion in the CD series of the Society of Composers Inc. His work was presented at the 2010 and 2012 SEAMUS National Conference (Minnesota, Wisconsin), 2011 Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance (Virginia), 2011 STUDIO 300 Digital Art and Music Festival (Kentucky), 2008 Electronic Music Midwest Festival (Illinois), and at the 2007 (Indiana) and 2008 (Iowa) Midwest Composers Symposium.