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Music Theory Professor Wins Big on “Jeopardy!”

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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