After a BA in Classics from Georgetown University and an M.St. in Greek and Latin Literature from St. Cross College, Oxford, Hugh McElroy toured and recorded with a very percussive punk band from 2001 to 2004. He fell in love with medieval Latin when the band split up and he had to create a new advanced Latin curriculum at the Field School in Washington, DC. Neither DC nor Field nor medieval Latin have succeeded in getting him to leave them alone since then.