Rob Kapilow is a composer, conductor, pianist, author, and music commentator. His What Makes It Great? programs, which began on NPR, have been developed into full-length concert evenings that are a mainstay of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and are also presented on a recurring basis in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, in California at Cerritos, and in Canada at the Toronto Symphony. They have also been turned into CD recordings and video podcasts. He appears regularly throughout the United States and Canada, both with What Makes It Great? and FamilyMusik, and has been featured in print and on television, including on NBC's Today show and Live from Lincoln Center on PBS. In 2008, his first book, All You Have to Do Is Listen, was selected as the Best Book in Music & the Performing Arts by the Association of American Publishers. In 2009, he was the subject of Summer Sun Winter Moon, a PBS documentary about his Lewis and Clark symphony in collaboration with a Blackfoot poet.