Scholar/pianist/media author Robert Winter began his life as a would-be athlete and science student at Coral Gables High School (FL) and a physics major at Brown University. Following an epiphany at the end of his sophomore year, he earned his B.A. in Music, then an M.F.A. in Piano from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in the History & Theory of Music from the University of Chicago. Winter is now Distinguished Professor of Music at UCLA.