Nathan Lam is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music. He holds a BM in clarinet performance from Queensland Conservatorium (Australia) and a PhD in music theory from Indiana University. His research focuses on modality, solfège, and scales in music from the past two centuries. Recent projects include “A Unified Theory of Solfège” and “Pentatonic Xuangong Transformations in Chinese Music.” Before joining Eastman, he taught music theory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is co-editor of a forthcoming book titled Mathematical Approaches to World Music, and he is writing a book titled Diatonic Modes from Plato to Pokémon.