Ronald Woodley is Research Professor of Music at Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, having previously held posts at the Royal Northern College of Music, the universities of Lancaster, Newcastle, Liverpool, and at Christ Church, Oxford. His research specialises in late medieval music theory, as well as performance and analytical studies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including work on Prokofiev, Ravel and Steve Reich. He is also active professionally as a clarinettist and pianist, with particular commitments to chamber music, two-piano repertory (most recently with Roy Howat), and French, German and English song repertories, often with the tenor James Geer.
Jeffrey J. Dean is a Senior Researcher at Birmingham Conservatoire in England, employed on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project ‘The Complete Theoretical Works of Johannes Tinctoris: A New Digital Edition’. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester and Executive Officer of the Royal Musical Association. He has worked since 1989 chiefly as a free-lance editor, book designer, and typesetter of academic books in the humanities; during the 1990s he was a Senior In-House Editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. His research is concentrated on the early choirbooks of the papal chapel, fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century sacred music, fifteenth-century oral traditions of music and music teaching, and music theory in the late middle ages.
David trained as a historical musicologist at Kings College, London. He has since specialised in developing computer tools for musicologists or musicians. He is currently based at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he is responsible for the computer-related aspects of this project, and at the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he works on the AHRC-funded Transforming Musicology, an Electronic Corpus of Lute Music, (ECOLM). He also teaches and is currently completing a doctorate in Computer Science.