American composer Burkhardt Reiter writes music known for its formal sophistication and expressive clarity. His stylistically diverse portfolio is linked by the precision of his gestural pacing and unique timbral palette. A part of Burkhardt's compositional process is collaboration with the performers for whom he is writing. This creative process allows his music to achieve a level of expression that resonates with performers and audiences. An active composer of chamber, electro-acoustic, and symphonic music, Burkhardt also writes concert reviews for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and is a Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh.