A native of China, Jianjun He received his B.A. in violin performance from Northwestern National University (Lanzhou, China), M.A. in music theory from The Arts Academy of China (Beijing), and D.M.A. in composition from West Virginia University where he studied with John Beall. His compositions, numbering over sixty for a wide variety of media, are enjoying growing success in Asia and the United States. They have been featured at numerous new music related festivals and conferences. CD recordings are available on ERM, VMM, Mark Masters, New Ariel, and Da Di (China) label. In addition to his musical creation, he has published books and research papers on music theory, compositional techniques, ethnomusicology, and music education. Dr. He is currently Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Jacksonville University (FL).