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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. His publications include articles in the Journal of Musicology, the Proceedings of the American Historical Association, the Journal of Music Education Research, the Library of Essays on Music, Politics, and Society, the Journal of the Haydn Society of North America, and the Beethoven Journal. He has given papers on the music and reception of Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and the Austro-German orchestral tradition in France at local and national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the American Historical Association, the International Conference on Romanticism, the Haydn Bicentenary conference of 2009, and the North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. Professor Tyre also maintains interests in aesthetics and issues of performance practice in the nineteenth century. He is currently conducting research into the reception of fin-de-siécle French composers in the United States, and is developing a project on intertextual relationships in the nineteenth-century tone poem. Professor Tyre regularly offers courses in the post-romantic era, Wagner, Verdi, film music, the historical development of the musical, and European folk music.