As of October 2007, the concert series carries the name of the late Edward T. Cone, who was a distinguished composer and musical scholar with long-standing ties to the Institute.
The Artist-in-Residence program organizes and presents a concert series each year that bring outstanding musical artists to the Institute campus to perform free-of-charge for the Institute community and the general public. These concerts are now known as the Edward T. Cone Concert Series.
Noted composer, teacher, pianist and author Edward T. Cone earned his undergraduate and MFA degrees at Princeton University, and was on the faculty of the Princeton music department for more than 50 years. A Founding Friend of the Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study, he had a close and long-standing relationship with this institution. During his lifetime, he was a tireless supporter of the arts and humanities at the Institute and elsewhere.