Kim H. Kowalke is Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music and Professor of Music and Chair of the College Music Department of the University of Rochester, where he also holds the Richard L. Turner endowed professorship in the humanities. He is the author or editor of dozens of articles and four books, including Speak Low: The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, listed as a New York Times notable book of 1996 and one of the London Financial Times "best books of the year." He is a five-time winner of ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music and the recipient of two Irving Lowens Awards for the best articles on American music published in 1995 and 1997. Kowalke received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1977 and since Lotte Lenya's death in 1981 has served as President of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music in New York. He is the founding member of the Editorial Board of the Kurt Weill Edition. He is the recipient of the University of Rochester's Goergen Award for distinguished achievement and artistry in undergraduate teaching. He has music directed more than fifty musical theater productions, including Street Scene and There Once Was a Girl Named Jenny for Eastman Opera Theater.