Christopher Goddard is a composer and pianist currently based in Montreal. As a composer, he has written for a wide variety of ensembles and soloists, including most recently AndPlay Duo, the Guidonian Hand, TAK Ensemble, and the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM). He was selected to participate in the 2014 Wellesley Composers Conference, the NEM’s 2012 International Forum for Composers (Montreal), and the 2011 National Arts Center Young Composers Program (Ottawa), and has received four SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards. As a performer and advocate of contemporary music, he recently completed the contemporary performance program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he played with TACTUS ensemble and studied under Christopher Oldfather and Anthony de Mare. Recent performances took place with Columbia Composers, the Wet Ink Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Ottawa New Music Creators and the Lucerne Festival Academy. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in composition with Professor John Rea at McGill University.