Dr. Elgart is currently Lecturer in Music at Caltech. Elgart received his Masters of Fine Arts in Guitar Performance from UCLA and his Doctorate in Composition from Claremont Graduate School. His work with the Elgart-Yates Guitar Duo, formed in 1975, includes recordings, duo-compositions, and frequent solo and duo performances in the U.S. and Europe. He has received numerous awards and grants including the NEA, California Arts Council and the Swiss Helvetica Fund. His publications and recordings are available on Bridge Records, TR Records, and California Guitar Archives.