Dougherty, William P, is Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Music at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa (USA), where he teaches courses in music theory and composition. He has published several articles on musical semiotics and on music and text relationships in the art song. He is currently completing a book titled Mignon in Music: The Art Song as Semeiotic. Also active as a composer, his compositions have been performed in numerous venues across the nation., Stany Zjednoczone