William Cheng is Assistant Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. He obtained his B.A. in Music and English from Stanford University (2007), and his A.M. and Ph.D. in Music from Harvard University (2013), where he was also a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows (2012–16). He is the author of Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press 2016), both of which received the AMS Philip Brett Award. His current book projects include All the Beautiful Musicians (Oxford), Touching Pitch: Dirt, Debt, Color (Michigan), and Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology (Oxford, coedited with Greg Barz). His publications have appeared in academic venues such as the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of the Society for American Music, Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology Review, Cambridge Opera Journal, 19th-Century Music, and Critical Inquiry, and in newspapers and blogs such as Slate, Washington Post, Huffington Post, TIME, Pacific Standard, and Musicology Now.