Robert C. Provine is Emeritus Professor in the School of Music at the University of Maryland. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Music, M.A. in Regional Studies (East Asia), and the Ph.D. in Music, all from Harvard University. As a graduate student, he won the Charles Seeger Prize of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and he received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant and the John Knowles Paine Travelling Fellowship. He researches the music of East Asia (China, Korea, and Japan), with a particular focus on Korean traditional music and a disciplinary emphasis on historical ethnomusicology.