Jeffrey Perry holds degrees from Williams College, the California Institute of the Arts, and Princeton University. Formerly a member of the music faculties of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has taught music theory at Louisiana State University since 1994. He was twice a Fellow of the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory. Besides College Music Symposium, Perry’s work has appeared in Perspectives of New Music, Music Theory Spectrum, Nineteenth Century Music, the Journal of Musicology, American Music, and elsewhere. In 2012 he was an invited speaker at the State University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Active as a composer, the Louisiana Sinfonietta will première his Autumn Divertimento for string orchestra in fall 2013. His most recent work focuses on the chamber music of Robert Schumann and on the music of his teacher, American composer Mel Powell (1925-98).