Marty Regan has composed over 70 works for traditional Japanese instruments and since 2002 has been affiliated with AURA-J, one of Japan’s premiere performance ensembles of contemporary-traditional Japanese music. Widely regarded as the authoritative source on the subject and the only resource of its kind available in English, his translation of Minoru Miki’s orchestration-instrumentation manual Composing for Japanese Instruments was published by the University of Rochester Press in 2008. His “Selected Works for Japanese Instruments” compact disc series is released by Navona Records and his music is published by Mother Earth Co, Ltd. He completed his Ph.D. in music with an emphasis in composition at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa in 2006. One of his newest works, a chamber opera entitled “The Memory Stone,” was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera as part of the HGCOco’s Songs of Houston: East + West initiative and was premiered in April 2013 at the Asia Society Texas Center. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Helen Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency Grant as well as a Clare Hall Visiting Research Fellowship from Cambridge University, UK. He is an Associate Professor of Music at Texas A&M University.