Judith Kuhn (Ph.D., musicology, University of Manchester, UK): Lecturer in Music History and Literature. Research interests include Shostakovich and Russian /Soviet Music, Mahler, reception history, and twentieth-century musical dialogues with convention and musical structure. Dr. Kuhn's publications have focused on Shostakovich and Soviet music, and have included articles and reviews in Music Analysis, The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich and Shostakovich and the Jewish Musical Legacy. Her book, Shostakovich in Dialogue: Form, Imagery and Ideas in String Quartets 1-7 (Ashgate, 2010) was named one of the 2010's ten best by the editors of Classical Music (U.K.). Dr. Kuhn has recently taught the graduate bibliography and research course, the period course on twentieth-century music, the graduate music history refresher course, the undergraduate music history survey course, and seminars on Mahler's symphonies and songs, twentieth-century opera, music and the cold war, compositional "late style," and Shostakovich's symphonies.