Leo Kraft was born in New York City in 1922. He was educated in the New York City public schools, Queens College and Princeton University. His composition teachers were Karol Rathaus, Randall Thompson, and Nadia Boulanger. He served for 41 years on the music faculty of Queens College, retiring with the rank of Full Composer. While the majority of his works are in the field of chamber music, he has also written orchestral, choral, vocal and piano music. Mr. Kraft’s music is published by Seesaw Music and Theodore Presser. He is past president of the American Music Center and has been active in the College Music Society and the Society for Music Theory.Â He is a member of ASCAP.