Mark Mazullo is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he has been teaching piano and courses on music history since 1999. He is the author of Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues: contexts, style, performance (Yale University Press, 2010), as well as many essays on diverse musical subjects that have appeared in such publications as The Yale Review, The Musical Quarterly, Popular Music, Journal of the American Musicological Society, and American Music. As a pianist who appears frequently in solo, chamber, and concerto settings, he has performed concertos by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev with the Dubuque (Iowa) Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Philharmonic, the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, and the St. Paul Civic Symphony. Other recent projects have included a complete performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano in collaboration with Macalester College’s dance program, and an all-Beethoven recital and master-class at the University of North Dakota School of Music. Mazullo received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and his Master of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He received a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Minnesota. The recipient of Macalester College’s 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, Mazullo is known for his broad range of courses, including seminars on Beethoven and Shostakovich and a first-year course called Music and Freedom. He is also a popular pre-concert lecturer for both the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.