Jennifer Bain is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. She completed a PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and was the inaugural winner of the International Machaut Society's Sarah Jane Williams Award. Her publications include a chapter in the recent volume Machaut's Music: New Interpretations, edited by Elizabeth Eva Leach, as well as forthcoming articles on cadences and chromaticism in the secular songs of Guillaume de Machaut in Plainsong and Medieval Music and the Journal of Music Theory.

Wayne Heisler, Jr. is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Princeton University and will complete his dissertation, entitled “‘Freedom from the earth’s gravity’: The Ballet Collaborations of Richard Strauss,” in the fall of 2004. Supported by a grant from Fulbright IIE, he spent three semesters in residence at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich in 2000-2001. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Media, and Music at The College of New Jersey.

Tamara Levitz is an Associate Professor at UCLA, where her specialties include modern music and dance, and music in the 1960s. She is currently working on a monograph on national representation in modern music and dance in the 1930s in Cuba, Europe and the United States. Levitz has published articles on the relationship between dancers and composers like Stravinsky and Cage, Weill's Jewish identity, and Yoko Ono. She has won Humboldt and Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships.

Mark Anthony Neal is the author of four books including the recent Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation (2003) and forthcoming NewBlackMan. He is co-editor (with Murray Forman) of That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader (2004) Neal is Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University.

Michael Talbot is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has published extensively on Italian music of the first half of the eighteenth century and takes a special interest in the life and music of Vivaldi. He has edited several of Vivaldi’s sacred vocal works for the New Critical Edition published by Ricordi.

Griffin Woodworth is a PhD candidate in UCLA’s department of musicology. He came to musicology after a brief but satisfying career as bassist for the national touring production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” after which he wrote the article “Hackers, Users and Suits” as part of his master’s thesis at UC Riverside. He has previously presented papers on topics such as pop music under the third reich, orientalism in 1980s pop, and issues of gender and sonic violence in rap-metal. and he’s currently writing his dissertation on race, gender and cosmology in the music of Prince.


Greenberg and Mather: Lanois Interview

Review Essay

Levitz: Angora Matta


Neal: Race Music

Talbot: Scarlatti

Woodworth: Musicology