Jason Palamara is a fourth year PhD candidate in music composition at the University of Iowa. He is an active performer on the violin, guitar and laptop and is a founding member of the newly constructed Laptop Orchestra at the University of Iowa (LOUi), which was recently profiled in the Washington Times. Jason currently works as the in-house composer for the University Of Iowa Department Of Dance and as the Research Assistant for LOUi. Jason composes music for many dance department projects, specializing in electroacoustic music, collaboration and improvisation. His recent works have seen performances by the JACK Quartet, the Enid Trio, and several performances by the Baker-Tarpaga Dance Project in Burkina Faso, Africa. In his spare time, he teaches songwriting and musicianship to the inmates at Oakdale Community Prison.