Gretchen A. Wheelock received her BA from Wellesley, and her graduate degrees from Yale University. Her research interests in musicology include Haydn, Mozart, 18th-century aesthetics, reception history, and performance practice; her professional associations and memberships include the American Musicological Society (where she served on the board of directors in 1995-96 and as vice-president, 1999-2000, as well as chair of the New York State-St. Lawrence Chapter from 1995-97), American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early Music America, and Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mozart Society of America and of the Westfield Center. She is the author of Haydn’s Ingenious Jesting with Art: Contexts of Musical Wit and Humor, and of many articles and reviews in Early Music, The Musical Quarterly, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Musicology, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Historical Performance, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Proceedings of the International Mozart Congress, Salzburg 1991, Musicology and Difference, Piano Roles, Siren Songs, Haydn-Fest 2002: Joseph Haydn und das Streichquartett, andThe Great Tradition and its Legacy: Dramatic and Musical Theater in Austria and Central Europe. She has served as a faculty member at Hampshire College (1976-77), Smith College (1977-83), as Valentine Distinguished Visiting Professor at Amherst College (1995), and at Eastman, where she taught from 1984 to 2008 and is now Professor Emerita of Musicology. She is also on the advisory board of Eastman Studies in Music. In 1991, Gretchen Wheelock received Eastman’s Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching.