Jeremy Yudkin is a professor in the Department of Musicology and associated faculty in the Department of African American Studies at Boston University. He is also Visiting Professor of Music at Oxford University. His fields of expertise include medieval music, Beethoven, and jazz. He serves on the advisory panel for the new Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz and is a consultant on jazz to the Oxford English Dictionary. He is the founder and teacher of the Summer Music Seminars about music at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA.