Series Editor W. Anthony Sheppard is Professor of Music at Williams College. His first book,Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theaterreceived the Kurt Weill Prize, his article onMadama Butterflyand film earned the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, an article on anti-Japanese World War II film music was honored with the Alfred Einstein Award by the American Musicological Society, and "Puccini and the Music Boxes" received the AMS H. Colin Slim Award. A book entitledExtreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imaginationis forthcoming. Sheppard's research has been supported by the NEH, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has served as a Director-at-Large of the AMS, Editor-in-Chief of theJournal of the American Musicological Society, and is an editorial board member forCambridge Opera Journal.His full faculty profile can be viewed here.