Originally from the high desert of central Oregon, Zac Stewart (2016) holds an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. from Williams College, where he was awarded the Shirley Stanton Prize in Music and Highest Honors in Music for his undergraduate thesis on the choral symphony in the nineteenth century, written under the supervision of Marjorie Hirsch. Zac spent his third year at Williams as a visiting undergraduate at the University of Oxford under the auspices of the Williams-Exeter Programme. Although he studies mainly the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Zac pursues his interests in music interpretation and analysis, and text-music relationships, in every era. He is also interested in the aesthetics and philosophy of music; historical notation; organology; timbre and orchestration; and the intersection of music with other art forms including literature, the visual arts, and dance. In his spare time, he plays the clarinet and enjoys hiking, playing games, and baking.