Ilya Mayzus is a composer currently living in New York City. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in composition at CUNY Graduate Center. He is originally from Belarus, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1994. His past studies include St. Petersburg Conservatory, Columbia University, and Peabody Conservatory, where he completed master's degrees in composition and computer music composition. His composition teachers include Chris Theofanidis and David Del Tredici.