David Locke is a professor in the Music Department at Tufts University. His area of specialization is African traditional music and dance with emphasis on mediation of oral traditions into staff notation. He has authored three books on Africa’s musical heritage and the chapter on music-cultures of Africa in the widely used text Worlds of Music (editions 3 through 5).
Robert Morris is professor of composition and affiliate member of the theory and musicology departments at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. A well-known composer and author, he has written over 150 works, including computer and improvisational music. He also has been active as a music theorist and author of three books, and over 40 scholarly articles and essays. Morris was the recipient of the outstanding publication award of the Society for Music Theory in 1988 and 2002. He continues as co-editor of Perspectives Of New Music.
Jay Rahn is Professor of Music in the Humanities Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University (Toronto). Best known for his first book, A Theory for All Music, Dr. Rahn has published extensively on topics in systematic musicology, including music theory, comparative musicology, and music cognition.
Michael Tenzer is Professor of Music at the University of British Columbia. He is active as performer, composer, educator and scholar. He is editor of Analytical Studies in World Music (Oxford 2006) and co-editor (with John Roeder) of that book's companion volume, Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music (Oxford 2011, in press). In 2009 New World Records released Let Others Name You, a CD of Tenzer's compositions since 2003.
Sarah Weiss is Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Yale. Working primarily in Asian performing arts, Weiss has addressed issues of gender, aesthetics, postcoloniality, and hybridity in both her writing and teaching. Her book, Listening to an Earlier Java: Aesthetics, Gender and the Music of Wayang in Central Java was published in 2006 by KITLV Press in Leiden.
Richard Widdess is Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interests focus on South Asia, and include the history and performance of rāga, the dhrupad tradition of Indian classical vocal music, Newar music in the Kathmandu Valley, historical ethnomusicology, transcription and analysis, and orality and cognition in world music.