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Jess Tyre (Music History) earned his Ph.D. in Musicology at Yale University, where his research focused on French music criticism at the turn of the twentieth century. He has given papers on the music of the reception of Brahms, Schumann, and the Austro-German orchestral tradition in France at local and national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the American Historical Association, and the International Conference on Romanticism. His publications include reviews and articles in Proceedings of the American Historical Association, the Journal of Music Education Research, the Delius Society Journal, and the Journal of Musicology. His other research interests include aesthetics and issues of performance practice in the nineteenth century. He is currently working on performance practice in Beethoven's symphonies in fin-de-siècle France. In addition to teaching history surveys in all periods, Professor Tyre regularly offers courses in musical aesthetics, the post-romantic era, Wagner, and the historical development of the American Musical.