Kip Wile earned a BA from Clark University, followed by an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. Wile began teaching at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2002.  A versatile teacher, he possesses more than 20 years experience, including a variety of courses in music theory, musicianship, and musicology. His own teachers include Relly Raffman, Richard Cohn, and Robert Morgan. Wile specializes in the music of early 20th-century Russia and France. He has given presentations at regional and national conferences of the Society for Music Theory, and his publications focus on the music of Stravinsky and Debussy.  Wile co-founded the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic in 2003, served on the Executive Committee from 2009, as program chair for the annual conference at Princeton University in 2015, as Treasurer from 2017-2020, and was elected President of the MTSMA in 2020. Wile is the Coordinator of Peabody’s Master of Music degree program in Music Theory Pedagogy.