Richard Freedman is Associate Provost and John C. Whitehead Professor of Humanities at Haverford College, where he has taught since 1986. He earned the M.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in the History and Theory of Music. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Music of the University of Western Ontario, a leading Canadian music school. He has special interests in the music of the Renaissance (including Music in the Renaissance, 2 vols, published by W. W. Norton)When not busy in the classroom or with research he enjoys giving public lectures on music, notably his series of pre-concert talks for the Philadelphia Orchestra and here at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.