Russell O'Rourke entered the Historical Musicology PhD program in 2013. He is working on a dissertation under the supervision of Giuseppe Gerbino on theories of representation and expression in late sixteenth-century Italian music, literature, and the visual arts. He taught Music Humanities in the Columbia Core Curriculum for two years, for which he was awarded the Core Preceptor Meyerson Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017. In his spare time, Russell plays viola with the Columbia University Orchestra and sings Sacred Harp in NYC. He is here pictured holding a facsimile of Ottaviano Petrucci's Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A, one of the earliest music books printed with movable type.