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Assistant Professor of Music Theory Andrew Pau joins host Alex Trebek on the Jeopardy! set before one of Pau’s six consecutive wins. He excelled in various topics, including Shakespeare and U.S. governors.

Music Theory Professor Wins Big on “Jeopardy!”

April 29, 2016

Assistant Professor of Music Theory Andrew Pau ended a six-day winning streak on the game show Jeopardy! Tuesday, walking away with $170,202 in total winnings. Pau, who has taught at Oberlin since 2011, was selected to compete after two unsuccessful auditions and more than a year of vetting. He completed a timed online test and participated in a mock taping in Detroit before producers invited him to play at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, in March. Pau said he did not prepare extensiv...

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