Musicologist; Chair of the Board, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Don Michael Randel is president emeritus of University of Chicago and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and board chair of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His scholarly interests include music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Latin American popular music, and songs of Robert Schumann and Cole Porter. Randel is editor of The Harvard Dictionary of Music, The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, and The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is a board member of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Hall, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and CNA Financial.