Reba Wissner

Reba Wissner is on the faculty of Montclair State University, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Berkeley College. Dr. Wissner received her M.F.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from Brandeis University and her B.A. in Music and Italian from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is the author of several articles on seventeenth-century Venetian opera, Italian immigrant theater in New York City, and music in the 1950s and 1960s television, and has presented her research at conferences throughout the United States and Europe. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a travel grant to Venice for dissertation research from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Pendragon Press published Dr. Wissner’s first book, A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone, in October 2013, and she also serves as the series editor for their new Music and Media book series. Her second book, titled We Will Control All That You Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination, will be published by Pendragon Press in 2016. She is also working on a collaborative database and book project: Cues and Contracts: Music and the American Television Industry examines music cues and their reuses as well as administrative documents related to American television music production