- About the Authors
helen mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org) read music at Edinburgh University, gaining the Fraser Scholarship upon graduation. After completing a diploma from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she spent a further year specializing in solo performance and repertoire at Liverpool University. She studied the flute with Roger Rostrun (Hallé), Richard Chester (RSNO), and Colin Chambers (RLPO). In 1992 she was appointed professor of flute and saxophone at the Royal Marines School of Music, a post that she occupied for six years, teaching at diploma level and performing in and around the South East. Following further postgraduate studies in music technology at York University, she took up her current position, lecturing in music at the University of Hull (School of Drama, Music and Screen). Her current research interests focus on audiovisual interaction across a range of different applications—but particularly music and sound for films, and game audio.
claus tieber (email@example.com) studied theater studies, philosophy, political science, and communication studies at the University of Vienna. He completed his PhD with a dissertation on the Hollywood gangster films and obtained his habilitation in 2008. He worked as commissioning editor in the TV movie department of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Recent publications include The Sounds of Silent Films. New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice (coedited with Anna K. Windisch, 2014); Stummfilmdramaturgie: Erzählweisen des amerikanischen Feature Films 1917–1927 (2011); Fokus Bollywood: Das indische Kino in wissenschaftlichen Diskursen (ed.) (2009); and Schreiben für Hollywood: Das Drehbuch im Studiosystem (2008).
anna katharina Windisch (firstname.lastname@example.org) studied theater, film and media studies, French and German philology, and communication studies at the University of Vienna. She held a doctoral research fellowship at the Wirth Institute at the University of Alberta (2011–12) and a research assistant position at the University of Salzburg (2012–13). She is an editorial board member of the Kieler Beiträge zur Filmmusikforschung and the coeditor (together with Claus Tieber) of the silent film sound anthology The Sounds of Silent Films. New Perspectives on History, Theory and Practice (2014). She was awarded a doctoral fellowship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2014–16). [End Page 58]
megan woller (email@example.com) is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Woller is teaching at the University of Houston during the 2014–15 academic year. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a PhD in musicology and a graduate minor in cinema studies. Her dissertation focuses on Hollywood’s adaptation of Broadway musicals from 1960–75, exploring how film musicals intersect with changing social and industry conditions of the time. Her research interests include film music, musical theater, reception history, American classical music, and women in early music. Dr. Woller’s work on the film adaptation of West Side Story (1961) has been published in Studies in Musical Theatre. She has presented her research at such conferences as AMS-Southwest, Society for American Music, Music and the Moving Image, and the annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois. [End Page 59]