William Everett is Professor of Musicology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Curriculum at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is the author of Sigmund Romberg (Yale UP, 2007), Rudolf Friml (Illinois, 2008), contributing co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (2002; 2nd ed., 2008), and a contributing editor for musical theater for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. His research specialties include American musical theater, particularly operettas of the early twentieth century, and the relationship between music and national identity.
Everett was reviews editor for College Music Symposium from 2000 to 2006, and is currently a member of the editorial board for Studies in Musical Theatre and the editorial advisory board for Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre. He served as Program Chair for CMS’s 2009 International Conference in Croatia and was the Society’s national vice-president from 2011 to 2013. He currently chairs CMS’s International Initiatives Committee.