Gerard van Wolferen (b. 1955) studied Composition with Theo Loevendie at the Rotterdam Conservatory and Musicology at the University van Amsterdam where he specialized in both Theoretical Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
He has a special interest in musical structure and perception; music and education; music and anthropology. From 1992 to 2022, Gerard was a senior lecturer at HKU Music and Technology in history of music, composition, musical theory, ethnomusicology and research, and was previously a music teacher in secondary schools.
Gerard is now Chair of Vereniging Autisme Ambassadeurs, as well as Chair of Stichting Muziek en Visueel Gehandicapten. He is active in advising companies and institutions about autism inclusivity, alongside teachers and study counsellors at academic institutions.