Chaz Underriner (b. 1987) is a composer/guitarist interested primarily in interdisciplinary collaboration, experimental music and improvisation. His recent work includes composing and directing a multimedia opera, collaboration with numerous filmmakers, pieces for chamber ensemble(s) and collaborations with choreographers. As a guitarist, Chaz has performed the works of many living composers including Sofia Gubaidulina, Mark Applebaum and Michael Pisaro both as a soloist, in a chamber setting as well as performing in numerous music festivals internationally. He is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of North Texas.