Charles Atkinson, University Distinguished Professor, and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Music, is a musicologist specializing in the music and music theory of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. His teaching interests also encompass Viennese Classicism, American jazz and the music of the twentieth century. A former DAAD, NEH, and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Atkinson has received numerous scholarly awards, including the Alfred Einstein and Otto Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, the Van Courtlandt Elliot Prize and the Charles Homer Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America, and The Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar and Distinguished Lecturer Awards. He served as president of the American Musicological Society, 2007-2008. Atkinson received his BFA from the University of New Mexico (1963), MM from The University of Michigan (1965), and PhD from the University of North Carolina (1975). He also studied at the Juilliard School and at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, as a DAAD Fellow.