Paul Walker, adjunct professor of music at University of Notre Dame, is past associate professor of early music at the University of Virginia. His academic interests and specialities focus on music before 1750, including the early history of fugue and the music of J. S. Bach and his predecessors. His published works include Theories of Fugue from the Age of Josquin to the Age of Bach (University of Rochester Press, 2000). He founded the early music vocal ensemble Zephyrus, which is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned his Ph. D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his M. M. from the University of Kansas; he has also studied in Cologne, Germany.