Ryan Pratt completed the DMA in composition at Columbia University in 2016; studying under George Lewis, Fred Lerdahl, Tristan Murail, Richard Carrick, and Fabien Lévy. His works explore an approach wherein microtonal structures are derived from instrumental palettes. Recent compositions have been premiered by New Thread Quartet, Wet Ink Ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Yarn/Wire, and soloists Viola Yip, Giacomo Baldelli and Robin Meiksins. He currently lectures at Montclair State University and Columbia University where he teaches Music in Film and Music Humanities courses.