Mark Mazullo is Professor of Music at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he has been teaching piano and courses on the history of music since 1999. He is the author of the book Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues: contexts, style, performance (Yale University Press, 2010), as well as numerous essays on diverse musical topics (film music, music in literature, contemporary popular music, Beethoven’s piano sonatas, the operas of Verdi) that have appeared in such publications as The Yale Review, Music & Literature The Musical Quarterly, Popular Music, and American Music. He is currently writing a book about the operatic baritone in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a pianist, his recent performances have included solo recitals at the Mendelssohn-Remise in Berlin, Germany and the National Museum of Colombia in Bogota. The recipient of Macalester College’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Mazullo is known for his broad range of courses, which include the seminars Late Beethoven, Music and Freedom, and Musical Fictions. He has also been a popular pre-concert lecturer for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Saint Paul’s Schubert Club.