Kerala J. Snyder is Professor Emerita of Musicology and an Affiliate Faculty member in the Department of Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. She has also taught at Yale University and the Hartt School of Music, worked as Senior Researcher at the Göteborg Organ Art Center, and served as organist at a number of churches. She studied at Wellesley College, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale University, where she received the Ph.D. in Music History. She is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in German baroque music, particularly the music of Dieterich Buxtehude. For her work in this area she received the Buxtehude Prize from the city of Lübeck, Germany, in 1990, was made an honorary member of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music in 2007, and received an honorary doctorate from Gothenburg University in Sweden in 2010. Among her publications are the books Dieterich Buxtehude: Organist in Lübeck; The Organ as a Mirror of Its Time: North European Reflections, 1610-2000 (as editor), and The Choir Library of St. Mary’s in Lübeck, 1546-1674: A Database Catalogue, accessible at GOART.