Edmond Johnson is Director of Academic Advising and Coordinator of the Core Program in Liberal Arts at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he also teaches courses in Music History. He received his PhD in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011. He has contributed several entries on musical instruments to the Grove Dictionary of American Music and the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, and his article “The Death and Second Life of the Harpsichord” (Journal of Musicology) was awarded the 2015 Frances Densmore Prize by the American Musical Instrument Society. His research interests include the early music revival and the history of musical instruments, focusing on their intersecting social, cultural, and technological identities.