J.T. Rinker (b. 1974, Alexandria, VA) writes acoustic music, electronic music and live interactive music and works in other media such as film, video, machine vision and robotic arts. His work is informed by and often combines elements from these various fields.

J.T. is Managing Director of the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music at the Unversity at Buffalo and also an adjunct instructor in the Departments of Media Study and Visual Studies teaching courses in interactive and computational art.

A strong supporter of the rich arts community in Buffalo, J.T. volunteers time at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and teaches digital audio workshops and serves on the Board of Directors at Squeaky Wheel.