Edward Bilous is the founding director of Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts and artistic director of Beyond the Machine. He has developed many of the school’s most innovative programs since joining the faculty in 1984. He has been on the faculty of the Evening Division since 2016. He is artistic director of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission’s national event in 2017 commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war, and has served on the National Endowment for the Arts panel for Learning in the Arts and the Lincoln Center Institute. In 2012 he was awarded the William Schuman Scholars Chair for his contributions to Arts Education. His creative works include Basetrack Live, Night of the Dark Moon (Pilobolus Dance Company), Lucid Dreams (American Composers Orchestra), and the scores for films including Sacred (PBS), Scottsboro, Portraits of Grief, and The Emperor of All Maladies. He holds a BM from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Charles Wuorinen and Elias Tannenbaum. He received his MM and DMA from Juilliard where he studied with Elliott Carter and Vincent Persichetti. He also studied composition with Krzystof Penderecki.