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Ralph Whyte

Ralph Whyte 


RILM International Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309

Phone: 1 212 817 8601

As Editor, Ralph Whyte works with German-, French-, and Turkish-language literature.

Ralph earned his PhD in historical musicology from Columbia University in 2019 with a dissertation entitled “‘A Light in Sound, a Sound-like Power in Light’: Light and/as Music in the History of the Color Organ”, in which he considered the historical intersection between music and theories of color, the history of musical instruments for light production (“color organs”), and music’s importance to early–20th-century light artists. Articles by him appear in Keyboard Perspectives and Current Musicology. Originally from Scotland, he holds previous degrees in music from King’s College London. 

Ralph previously worked as a lecturer in the music department of Columbia University and has taught classes on music history, appreciation, and theory at Columbia, NYU, Fordham, and Queens College CUNY. He was also formerly an editor for the legal publisher LexisNexis.