Ruth C. Friedberg, who holds an M.A. in musicology from the University of North Carolina, has had a varied career as teacher, performer, and writer. She was a member of the Duke University music faculty for twelve years, and has also taught at the New School of Music in Philadelphia, the University of Texas, San Antonio College, and University of the Incarnate Word. She has performed in concerts of chamber music and the vocal literature in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia, and was, for a period of ten years, keyboard artist with the San Antonio Symphony. Friedberg’s publications include journal articles on the music of twentieth century composers, a recorded anthology titled Art Song in America, entries in the New Grove’s Dictionary of Music and the American National Biography and the first edition of American Art Song and American Poetry More recent works are The Complete Pianist-Body, Mind, Synthesis; a poetry collection called Coasts; and fifteen volumes of the series Art Songs by American Women Composers, which Friedberg has collected and edited. Selected Writings of John Duke: 1917-1984, published in 2007, was edited and annotated by Friedberg with co-author Robin Fisher, and in the summer of 2012 they announced publication of the second, completely revised edition of American Art Song and American Poetry.