David Ferris is an associate professor of musicology in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He teaches seminars on the classical style, Mozart, Romantic song, Mendelssohn, Schumann, text and music, history of music theory and criticism, as well as a first-year writing intensive seminar on musical biography. His research interests include early 19th-century German Romantic song, musical biography, and the life and works of C. P. E. Bach. Before coming to Rice in 1998, Prof. Ferris taught at the University of Houston, Amherst College, and MIT. His works have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of Musicology, Music Theory Spectrum, and Music and Letters.