Malcolm Cole (PhD, Princeton) joined the UCLA Musicology faculty in 1967. His principal research areas are the Classic period, opera, performance practice, and émigré studies (in particular, the Austrian-American composer Eric Zeisl). He has authored books, articles, and reviews for presses both scholarly and commercial in America and abroad. He appears frequently throughout Southern California as lecturer, pianist, organist, and conductor of annual musical retreats. Following retirement from the Department of Musicology in 2001, Professor Cole continued to teach for several years in the UCLA Department of Music.