Severine Neff is the Eugene Falk Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a Bachelor of Arts in music magna cum laude from Columbia University (1971), a Master of Arts in music theory from Yale University (1972) and a Master of Fine Arts (1974) and Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University (1979). She has taught at Bates College, Barnard College of Columbia University, and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Neff has been a Fellow and Teaching Fellow at the Mannes Institute for Advanced Studies in Music Theory (2004, 2005, 2007), a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar (1998-99) at Moscow State Conservatory, Moscow, Russia, a Teaching Fellow at the Summer Akademie of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, Austria (2009, 2012), and has received research awards from The Korea Foundation (2006), The Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna (2003, 2009, 2012), the Institute of Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill (2002), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1993), Newberry Library (1985), and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1981-83, 2011). Her research interests include twentieth-century music, particularly the works of Arnold Schoenberg and his students. She is working an edition of and commentary on Schoenberg’s writings about counterpoint, part of a nine-volume set Schoenberg in Words that she is co-editing with Sabine Feisst for Oxford University Press. In 2012 she completed her tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Music Theory Spectrum. From 2002–4 she was the National Representative for Theory for The College Music Society.