Liam Hynes (2013) is a PhD student in music theory. Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, he holds a BA in Music and East Asian Studies from Brown University and is interested in the harmonic languages and tonal structures of (roughly) 15th- through 19th-century European music. He is currently working on a dissertation about the changing meanings of the Phrygian mode and cadence in the music of the late Renaissance and early baroque, though he also has much love for the study of form in later music, particularly when it is sonata-formed. He is also a cellist and composer, and enjoys singing when given the chance. Other interests include enka and etymology.