Jack Sheinbaum is Associate Professor of Musicology and Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He holds a BA from Brown University, and an MA and PhD from Cornell University, where he wrote a dissertation on cultural readings of form and musical color in Mahler’s symphonies. Sheinbaum teaches and writes about classical and popular music, particularly the history of cultural values surrounding various repertoires. His research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and collections of essays. He is the author of Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press).