Associate Professor Reed J. Hoyt studied composition, theory, and piano with Brazilian composer Burle Marx and composition with Richard Hoffman, George Rochberg, and Richard Wernick. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, he received the Ph.D. in Theory and Composition from the University of Pennsylvania, where his advisor was Eugene Narmour. He studied viola with Leonard Mogill and William Berman and conducting with Richard Wernick. He previously coordinated the theory programs at Olivet College and Tulane University, where he also served as the conductor of the orchestra and later as Acting Chair. His articles have been published in such journals as The Musical Quarterly, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, In Theory Only, and Indiana Theory Review. He is completing a book on Beethoven's symphonies.