Jeremy’s Bio

Jeremy Yudkin

Jeremy Yudkin

Jeremy Yudkin has been teaching at Tanglewood every summer since 1983. He is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at Boston University, and his interests are wide and varied, including everything from medieval music to the music of the Beatles. Jeremy has written 8 books: on medieval music and manuscripts, on a sixteenth-century music primer, and on jazz. His most recent publications include The Lenox School of Jazz and Miles Smiles, Miles Davis, and the Invention of Post Bop. He is also the author of one of the most successful music-appreciation textbooks. It is entitled simply Understanding Music. Helping all people understand music is one of his greatest passions. He founded the Pre-Concert Lecture Series to create a place for music listeners to learn. Every year his lectures illuminate all the concerts played at Tanglewood. He is a compelling, lively, and friendly speaker. Participants rave about the experience. No musical expertise required!