Appreciating Ballet’s Music is Katherine Teck’s fifth book about music for theatrical dance. Formerly a musician for classes in ballet and creative dance, she also taught courses in music for undergraduate and graduate dance students in New York City. Her own training included a master’s degree in composition plus a certificate in arts management. For many years she also played horn with orchestras, concert bands, chamber ensembles, and opera performances. A founding member of the International Guild of Musicians in Dance, the author now lives in Virginia near historic Colonial Williamsburg.