Mark McKnight is the former Head of the UNT Music Library and also teaches courses in the UNT College of Music Division of Theory, History, and Ethnomusicology, as well as in the College of Information. Prior to his appointment at UNT he was Music and Audiovisual Catalog Librarian at Loyola University in New Orleans. Dr. McKnight is active in the Society for American Music and the Music Library Association, where he has held a number of offices and presently serves as editor of the MLA Technical Reports monographic series. He has written and lectured extensively in his areas of scholarly interest and research, which include 19th-century American music criticism, early American sheet music, music classification systems, music forms and genres, and the music of Louisiana and New Orleans. Publications include essays, articles, and reviews in Notes, Fontes artis musicae, American Music, Black Music Research Journal, Music Publishing and Collecting: Essays in Honor of Donald W. Krummel, A Basic Music Library, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed., French Baroque Music of New Orleans: spiritual songs from the Ursuline convent (1736) (New Orleans: Historic New Orleans Collection, 2014), the Cambridge History of Music Criticism and Lexikon des Orchesters (forthcoming). He is also author of Music Classification Systems (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2002). His current research project revolves around music and musical life in antebellum New Orleans.