DANIEL ASIA has been Professor of Music at the University of Arizona since 1988 and director of the UA Center for American Culture and Ideas since its founding in 2008. He recently received a Music Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts Letters, as well as innumerable other grants, fellowships, and awards. From 1991 to 1994 he was the Meet The Composer Composer-in-Residence of the Phoenix Symphony, and from 1977 to 1995 Music Director of the New York-based contemporary ensemble Musical Elements. His recorded works appear on the labels of Summit, New World, and Albany.
JAY ROSENBLATT is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Arizona, where he has taught since 1995. He has led six Humanities Seminars on the operas of Verdi and Wagner, the life and works of Franz Liszt, and two courses devoted to the music of Mozart with School of Music colleagues. His scholarly research focuses on music of the 19th century, especially the life and works of Franz Liszt.