Cyrilla Barr is professor and chair of musicology at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America. She is the author of The Monophonic Lauda and the Lay Religious Confraternities of Tuscany and Umbria in the Late Middle Ages (Kalamazoo, Mich.: Medieval Institute of America, 1988) and a forthcoming book on Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.
Jeanice Brooks is Lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton, England. She has published articles on the sixteenth-century French chanson and on Nadia Boulanger and the Parisian patron Princess Edmond de Polignac. She is currently preparing a book on the air de cour and late sixteenth-century court culture.
Joseph Horowitz is executive producer of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, resident orchestra of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His Conversations with Arrau (New York: Knopf, 1982) is currently available from Limelight Editions. The most recent edition of his social history of American concert life, Understanding Toscanini (New York: Knopf, 1987), is published by the University of California Press. His other books include The Ivory Trade: Music Competitions and the Business of Music (New York: Summit Books, 1990; Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994), The Post-Classical Predicament (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995), and Wagner Nights: An American History (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1994), winner of the Irving Lowens Award for Distinguished Scholarship in American Music, given annually by the Sonneck Society.
Ralph P. Locke is professor at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester, New York), a faculty associate of the University of Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies, the senior editor of Eastman Studies in Music (University of Rochester Press), and a board member and past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Musicological Research . His Music, Musicians, and the Saint-Simonians (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986) has recently appeared in French
translation. Three of his articles on music and society (including one discussing "Oriental" women characters in opera) have received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music. He is preparing a study of settings of Emily Dickinson's poetry by Aaron Copland and other American composers.
Geoffrey E. McGillen is completing a biography of the Texas-born pianist and musical educator Olga Samaroff Stokowski, based on his dissertation (Ball State University, 1989). He has been associated with orchestras as a keyboard performer and instructed at colleges and schools throughout the United States. He has contributed to exhibitions at the International Piano Library in College Park, Maryland, and the Eugene Barker Texas History Center, Austin.
Doris Evans McGinty is emeritus professor of music (and former chair of the Music Department) at Howard University. She has contributed articles to scholarly journals and from 1975 to 1991 served as book review editor for The Black Perspective in Music .
Mary Natvig is associate professor of music history at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio (and daughter of a "symphony lady"). Her musicology dissertation at the Eastman School of Music dealt with the music of Antoine Busnois. She is an active violinist, directs the university's early-music ensemble, and plays in its Balinese gamelan.
Carol J. Oja is professor of music at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is director of the Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College and editor of its Newsletter . The author of Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990), which received an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, she has also co-edited A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990) and edited American Music Recordings: A Discography of Twentieth-Century U.S. Composers (Brooklyn, N.Y.: Institute for Studies in American Music, 1982). She is currently at work on Experiments in Modern Music: New York in the 1920s (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).
Pamela J. Perry is professor of music education at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. Her dissertation at the Hartt School of Music explored Connecticut women activists in the field of art music.
Stephen L. Pinel is archivist at the Organ Historical Society, Westminster Choir College, and is completing a doctoral degree in musicology at New York University.
Emanuel Rubin is professor of music history and literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At one time a symphony musician and now an active composer as well as a music historian, Rubin has written studies on English music (including a forthcoming book on the Georgian glee), Jewish music, and American musical life.
Ruth A. Solie is professor of music and a member of the interdisciplinary Women's Studies program at Smith College. She is an associate editor of the journal Nineteenth-Century Music , co-editor (with Eugene Narmour) of Explorations in Music, the Arts, and Ideas: Essays in Honor of Leonard B. Meyer (Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1988), and editor of Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993).
Linda Whitesitt is the author of The Life and Music of George Antheil, 1900–1959 (Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1983), produces an audio cassette-tape magazine, Raising Our Voices / Telling Our Stories , featuring women's poetry, stories, and music, as well as interviews, and teaches music at an Edison Project school in Miami, Florida.