Robert Gauldin is Professor Emeritus of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. As a theoretician, he has published numerous articles and is the author, among other works, of A Practical Approach to Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint and A Practical Approach to Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint. Member of the Society for Music Theory, he served as vice president and president from 1988 to 1992. As a composer, he was awarded the BMI (1953) and Berkshire String Quartet (1964) awards. He retired in 1997 after thirty-four years of work, although he remains an active member of the Eastman School.