Mindaugas Urbaitis (b.1952) graduated from Prof.Dr. Julius Juzeliūnas' composition class at the Lithuanian State Conservatoire (now Lithuanian Academy of Music) in 1975, and completed postgraduate studies in 1977. In 1979-96 Mindaugas Urbaitis was a member of the Board of Lithuanian Composers' Union, in 1991-96 - its chairman. In 1991-94 vicepresident of the LATGA (Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association), in 1994-96 - president. At present he is an associate professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music, lectures on European post-war music, the 20th century American music, and on the advanced composition techniques. In 1991-95 Mindaugas Urbaitis organized international Baltic music festivals Gaida.