Will Waldroup is a Ph.D. student in music theory. Prior to his doctoral studies, Will completed a Bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in music theory at the University of North Texas. Will’s research interests include early twentieth-century French music and Schenkerian Analysis. While completing his Master’s degree at UNT, Will wrote a thesis on music by Jacques Ibert entitled Jacques Ibert: An Analytical Study of Three Movements from Histories using a modified form of Schenkerian analysis. In addition to his academic studies, Will is active in his home state, Oklahoma, as a composer and arranger. He has arranged numerous shows for marching band and his first original composition, La Linea en la Arena, was premiered at the Alamo in San Antonio, TX in June of 2012.