Associate Professor in Music Steven Rings has been chosen as the new series editor for Oxford Studies in Music Theory. Rings is receiving the reins from founding series editor Richard Cohn who began it in 2004 within the prestigious Oxford University Press.
Previous books in the series include Dmitri Tymoczko's Geometry of Music, Janet Schmalfedlt's In the Process of Becoming, and Danuta Mirka's Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart, among many other titles published since the series's inception a decade ago. Rings's own book Tonality & Transformation was published by Oxford Studies in Music Theory in 2011 and earned him the Emerging Scholar Award from the Society of Music Theory.
Suzanne Ryan, the Editor in Chief of Humanities at Oxford University Press had this to say about the transition:
"Looking ahead, I welcome Steven Rings to the helm as he transitions from series author to series editor. I expect that Steve’s scholarly acumen and creativity, wide-ranging interests and fresh perspectives will chart the course for the continuing development of OSMT, and I am truly excited to see where he will lead us. OSMT represents precisely the kind of publishing Oxford endeavors to support, and on behalf of the Press I thank Richard Cohn wholeheartedly for giving us the opportunity to do so. And I thank Steven Rings for moving forward with us into the next decade."
The turnover will go into full effect starting in July of 2014.