James William Sobaskie earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Minnesota, as well as a doctorate at the University of Wisconsin. Today he is an associate professor at Mississippi State University, where he teaches music theory and composition. Dr. Sobaskie serves on the Editorial Board of Nineteenth-Century Music Review, a musicological journal published by Cambridge University Press, and he has been its Book Reviews Editor since 2008.
Lorraine Byrne Bodley is Senior Lecturer in Musicology and Director of Research at Maynooth University. She holds a PhD in both Music and German from University College Dublin (2000). Dr Byrne Bodley is the first woman in Ireland to be conferred with a DMUS in Musicology, a higher doctorate on published work (NUI, 2012) and the second woman in Ireland to be awarded a DMUS (the first was Annie Patterson in 1889).